Hands up who loved Animal House. Everyone?
Right. Okay, now hands up who enjoyed the “Vacation” series of movies.
Everyone again? Great. So the National Lampoon films are good, right? WRONG!
Talk about an unnecessary blemish on an
otherwise spotless resume! National Lampoon’s Class Reunion is quite
offensively bad. It ALMOST falls into the “so bad it’s good” category, but not
quite. How this was ever greenlit by any studio is a mystery to me.
Someone is murdering the former students of
Lizzy Borden (ha….ha….sigh) High School at their ten-year reunion. That’s
right kids, this is a slasher/comedy. Well, it’s SUPPOSED to be a slasher/comedy.
Unfortunately it is neither suspenseful nor amusing, so I guess what it really
is is a great steaming pile of number twos presented on a shiny plastic disc.
Anyway, it turns out the culprit is one of their former classmates, who is now
criminally insane due to a cruel prank played on him during his final year at
high school. Time is running out and the body count is mounting. Can the
madness be stopped? Who the hell cares? Not me. Or you, if you’ve got any
In case you haven’t understood what I’m
saying, I’ll spell it out: DO NOT WATCH THIS DVD! You have been warned…
The video quality of this disc is pretty
crummy. It’s presented in 4:3, and looks fairly dusty. The colours are fairly
dull and everything looks, well, OLD. Not particularly impressive in the
visual department at all.
Nothing special here either. Audio is pretty
tinny and crackly, although I guess the movie was made over 20 years ago so it
can’t be expected to be pristine. Basically the audio complements the awful
storyline and average video perfectly.
Here’s a tip. SCENE SELECTION IS NOT AN
EXTRA!!!!! Get bent, National Lampoon. You have disgraced yourselves.