Kenny and Co.

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An unseen slice-of-life classic that's sure to strike a chord with anyone raised in the late '70s and early '80s, Phantasm director Don Coscarelli's nostalgic sophomore feature receives a much-belated DVD release courtesy of Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. Considering the fact that Kenny and Co. was never officially released on video stateside, the folks at Anchor Bay get well-deserved bonus points for giving this film a fantastic transfer for the DVD premiere. The 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer simply ...
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An unseen slice-of-life classic that's sure to strike a chord with anyone raised in the late '70s and early '80s, Phantasm director Don Coscarelli's nostalgic sophomore feature receives a much-belated DVD release courtesy of Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. Considering the fact that Kenny and Co. was never officially released on video stateside, the folks at Anchor Bay get well-deserved bonus points for giving this film a fantastic transfer for the DVD premiere. The 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer simply looks great, especially considering the film's micro-budget origins. Sure there's some occasional grain and the image appears slightly muddied at times, but this is more likely due to the source materials than the transfer itself, and the film retains an eye-pleasingly retro feel that really takes the viewer back in time. Likewise, the remastered English Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack is free of any notable distortion or hiss throughout. For those who may be curious as to why they've never seen this hidden gem, Anchor Bay has seen fit to include some fantastic and informative bonus materials as well. "The Story of Kenny and Company" offers a surprisingly detailed look back at the production, complimented by great interviews with key cast and crew members. One surprising revelation in this short-but-sweet featurette is that the film found quite a warm reception in Japan -- a fact that somewhat softens the blow of the cold shoulder given to the film by American distributors. A relaxed commentary track featuring Coscarelli, associate producer Paul Pepperman, and star Mike Baldwin offers a warm look back at summer in "Camp Kenny," and the filmmakers seem genuinely grateful that the film has finally seen legitimate stateside distribution. A pair of so-'70s-they-hurt TV spots will no doubt put a smile on the face of older viewers, and an informative biography for the director traces Coscarelli's career from Jim, the World's Greatest straight through to Bubba Ho-Tep. Whether or not you were one of the few who did manage to catch this independent charmer during its all-too-brief run on pay cable in the early '80s, anyone who was raised in the era portrayed in Kenny and Co. will no doubt want to seek this DVD out.
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Special Features

"The Story of Kenny & Company" featurette; Audio commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli, associate producer Paul Pepperman, and actor Michael Baldwin; TV spots; Don Coscarelli bio
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
It's an absolute shame that director Don Coscarelli's charming sophomore feature -- a pitch-perfect time capsule of suburban youth in the late '70s -- suffered the crippling effects of studio malaise before being all but forgotten after a brief run on cable television in the early '80s. The handful of kids who did see Kenny and Co. during its blink-and-you-missed-it television run (it was never even released on home video stateside) would no doubt attest that it rightly should have been the film that a generation of kids who grew up in the late '70s would later name as the defining cinematic example of that summer of innocence. That generation will now have a rare chance to travel back in time and relive that long-forgotten summer from a fresh perspective thanks to Anchor Bay Home Entertainment's long-belated 2005 DVD release. For anyone who ever fell victim to the neighborhood bully or dared breach the front porch of the neighborhood recluse, Coscarelli's warm tale is sure to strike a familiar chord. While younger audiences weaned on video games and endless hours in front of the tube may find little to relate to in terms of the recreational activities experienced by young Kenny (a perfectly cast Dan McCann in his only screen role) and his friends, the emotional honesty and non-condescending tone of Kenny and Co. is sure to translate to even the most technologically savvy 21st century tweener. The fact that Coscarelli's coming-of-age tale will likely remain as effective for adults seeking a dose of nostalgia as it will for youngsters experiencing the film for the first time is clearly due to the writer/director's skillful handling of such timeless topics as saying goodbye to one's beloved first childhood pet and the familiar tingling that accompanies that first playground crush. In addition to a spot-on "every-kid" performance by McCann in the titular role, future Phantasm stars Mike Baldwin and Reggie Bannister shine in the supporting roles of, respectively, Kenny's mischievous friend Doug and his understanding teacher. Being not too far removed from the age of the protagonists himself at the time of filming, Coscarelli can certainly take pride in the fact that, despite the initial lack of exposure that the film received, Kenny and Co. remains one of the most effective cinematic portrayals of the fleeting summer that marked the pinnacle of youth ever captured on celluloid.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2005
  • UPC: 013131297393
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dan McCann Kenny
Mike Baldwin Doug
Jeff Roth Sherman
Ralph Richmond Big Doug
Reggie Bannister Mr. Donovan
Clayton Foster Mr. Brink
Ken Jones Mr. Soupy
Willy Masterson Johnny Hoffman
David Newton Pudwell
James de Preist Dad
S.T. Coscarelli Mom
Terrie Kalbus Marcie
Technical Credits
Don Coscarelli Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Executive Producer, Producer, Screenwriter
S.T. Coscarelli Art Director
Cyndie Coscarelli Costumes/Costume Designer
Fred Myrow Score Composer
Paul Pepperman Asst. Director
Paul Ratajczak Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Other Way (Main Titles) [2:14]
2. Neighborhood Bully [4:28]
3. Soapbox Racer [6:05]
4. School [4:53]
5. Chasing Mischief [8:02]
6. Girl Trouble [4:40]
7. Courage, Wisdom and Pride [5:49]
8. Saying Goodbye [5:08]
9. The Favor [5:43]
10. Deep Questions [8:50]
11. Sherman's Birthday [5:26]
12. Having Fun Waiting [4:09]
13. Halloween Pranks [7:48]
14. Mrs. Walker's House [5:51]
15. After School [8:54]
16. End Credits [1:45]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      The Story of Kenny & Company
      Commentary
         Commentary: On
         Commentary: Off
      TV Spots
         Spot #1
         Spot #2
      Don Coscarelli Bio
   Play
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