Collins and Hayley Kiyoko in s2e4 in 1080hd
Room 104Davie-Blue in s1e2 in 1080hd
"Game of Thrones"
season six continued
Alexander-Thom, Heidi Romanova, Zoi Gorman and Gemma
Episode 1 & 2 Charmed Again - Part 1 & 2
Holly Marie Combs
Episode 3 Hell Hath No Fury
Holly Marie Combs
Several not identified
Episode 4 Enter the Demon
Episode 5 Size Matters
Holly Marie Combs
Several not identified
Episode 6 A Knight to Remember
Bethany Joy Lenz
Episode 7 Brain Drain
Episode 8 Black as Cole
Dinesen in Nokken (2015) in 720p
Wendel in Herbert (2015) in 1080hd
Taylor and Katherine Blair in Senn (2013) in
Bennett in Deep Powder (2013) in 1080hd
Creton in Un Amour de Jeunesse (2011) in 1080hd
Haudepin and Charlotte Rampling in Max mon amour
(1986) in 720p
Louise Weller, Sarah Holcomb, Lisa Baur and Karen
Allen in Animal House (1978) in 1080hd
Mary Louise Weller
Sarah was in two movies which were box office successes (this one and Caddyshack), as well as two other smaller films, in her brief career, whereupon she disappeared from the business. Nobody ever discussed her for a quarter of a century. In 2004, a film called Stateside was partially based on her life. This from the IMDb: "According to the director, Reverge Anselmo, Dori Lawrence, of the film Stateside (2004) was based on a real actress in the 1970s who did four movies - two of them big hits - before disappearing from the industry. On the DVD commentary, Anselmo reveals that the actress' brother plays the character of Silvio." That actor is David Holcomb. He is Sarah Holcomb's brother. In addition, someone listed as "S.H." is thanked in the end credits.
If you found Sarah charming and wished her well, you would probably prefer not to know the plot of Stateside. If curiosity got the best of you, here's the IMDb summary.
NOTES ON THE MOVIE:
Someone told a marvelous bittersweet anecdote about a visit he made to John Belushi's grave on Martha's Vineyard. There was a hand-written sign taped to the stone. "He could have given us so much more laughter, but no-o-o-o-o-o- .. "
Everyone has his favorite Belushi moment in Animal House: the Peeping Tom scene, the Road Trip, etc. My favorite is a simple, fleeting, wordless moment. The camera is on Bluto's (i.e. Belushi's) face when the Delta president is showing slides of the new recruits. Bluto is uninterested, probably thinking "who cares, are we out of beer?", when his face changes dramatically, suddenly fixed in horror. The camera then cuts away from his face, and we see the goofy high school yearbook picture of Flounder on the screen, being pelted with food and beer by the booing Deltas. It would have been a good scene even without Belushi, but his facial expression transformed it into comedy magic.
Director John Landis pointed out in the special features on this DVD that the film started out as the producers' film, then became the writers' film, then briefly became Landis's film, but when the public finally saw it, there was no doubt that it was Belushi's film.
As I've pointed out in other reviews, the one thing which really distinguishes Animal House from the other funny campus comedies, besides the redoubtable talent of Belushi, is its sincerity. Old School is a funny movie, but it was obviously created by comedy writers trying to dream up silly situations. Animal House really happened, although it has been exaggerated for comic effect. Chris Miller, modeling the Deltas after his own fraternity at Dartmouth (Alpha Delta Phi), wrote a series of National Lampoon short stories which were eventually to become this movie.
I recognize a lot of these guys from my own college days, although I just missed this era. My fraternity house was the animal house of our university, and "the animal house" is the exact term we used in 1966-67, twelve years before this movie came out. When I was a freshman looking to join a fraternity house, I went to a bunch of frats during rush week, and the animal house was the one where I was comfortable.
I had earlier gone to an interview at Alpha House, the intellectual frat. They served Chablis and played string quartet music while they conducted formal interviews by asking questions about subjects like the art of Andrew Wyeth.
In contrast, "C" house - my future fellow animals - had no interviews. When I showed up for my appointment, they were having a beer party and a guy named "Bone" was doing spit tricks and fart tricks. I guess you can guess what fart tricks are. Spit tricks involved Bone stuffing colorful food items into his mouth, spitting them upward until they stuck on the ceiling, then catching them back in his mouth as they dripped down. There was even wagering on the results, as I remember. His big crowd-pleasing finale was done with Hostess Cupcakes. I wonder whatever happened to Bone.
I ended up staying all night, playing poker, drinking beer, and ducking drippings from the ceiling. My future was determined. And probably doomed.
Unfortunately or not, depending on your perspective, the whole world changed after those seniors graduated. Bone and his fellow seniors said "sayonara" in May of 1967. The Summer of Love happened immediately afterward, and the campus was never the same. Simple frat pranks, panty raids, and spit tricks were replaced by heavy dope smoking and serious anti-war politics. We continued to be animals, but the old days of beer blasts and politically incorrect "pig parties" were replaced by a new kind of consciousness, even for us animals. Nonetheless, from my experiences in the year when I was a freshman and Bone was a senior, I know that Chris Miller was tellin' it like it was in Animal House. If you graduated from college in the period 1963-1967, you probably know just how real Animal House is, because you knew these guys, even if you were not one of them. Ol' Bone had been a true Delta.
Some fun facts about Animal House:
for the part of: Landis wanted: He ended up with:
Bluto John Belushi John Belushi
Otter Chevy Chase Tim Matheson
Boon Bill Murray Peter Riegert
Hoover Brian Doyle-Murray James Widdoes
D-Day Dan Aykroyd Bruce McGill
Dean Wormer Jack Webb John Vernon
Mrs. Wormer Kim Novak Verna Bloom
It's pretty obvious that they created D-Day with Aykroyd in mind. Dan, and most of the others who passed on the film, liked the project but simply had other commitments.
During casting, director John Landis asked everyone if he had any unusual talents, and then tried to include that in the film — Bruce (D-Day) McGill could really play the William Tell Overture on his throat, James (Hoover) Widdoes could juggle tennis rackets, and John (Bluto) Belushi could crush beer cans on his forehead.
NOTES ON THE DVD:
To tell you the truth, I was disappointed with the Double Secret Probationary Edition of Animal House, for the following reasons:
1. It's dark. You'd think they would have cleaned and brightened it when they remastered the whole thing.
2. Looking in on the characters 35 years after their graduation from Faber was a nice feature, but I was hoping for something else - something much better. There was originally another 66 minutes of footage which was cut from the film after the initial screenings. It wasn't cut because the footage sucked. The shorter running time was an economic decision. They knew from the preview audiences that the film would be a monster hit. Cutting it to 1:49 allowed them to run it three times per screen per evening. At the original 175 minute running time, only two evening showings would have been possible, and even two showings would have dragged the second one past midnight.
What was in the missing footage? Well, Chris Miller, one of the three co-authors of the script, also wrote an illustrated paperback book which expanded upon the story within the movie, and filled out the history of Delta House as well. The extra material in the book may not be precisely the same as the extended film footage, but it gives us a good indication of how the story would be fleshed out.
The big question is this - "what happened to the other 66 minutes?" OK, maybe it sucks, maybe it's in bad condition, maybe it's not finished or not scored or something, but if it exists in any form, we fans wanna see it, right? The special edition DVD would have been an ideal place to showcase all that deleted footage. That's the very reason why DVD was invented.