DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON

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DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD REVIEWED

“Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead” is a fun documentary about the better days of National Lampoon. Sure, you get to see the roots of why the magazine fell apart, but everyone is back to talk about the old days. Well, the ones that are still alive. It’s great to see the history of modern American comedy form, but I needed some focus. After all, a generous portion of the material feels like it was meant to be a love letter to Doug Kenney.

Then, the doc dives into John Hughes, then the movies, then the SNL ties and then too much time is given to celebrity fans. I’m sure that everyone has a positive story to say about the Lampoon. But, they need to hold back and find a coherent voice. That being said, there’s enough material to forge a second documentary. Hopefully we get it sooner than later. Hell, I could go for a TV special. I want more!!!

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Bonus Interviews/Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Tons of vintage stories

A/V QUALITY STATS

  • 1.78:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 4/19/16

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