'The Blues Brothers' & 'National Lampoon's Animal House' Blu-rays Announced

Posted Thu May 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by

John Belushi will put on a toga and send Blu-ray on a mission from God this summer!

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal has finally dated the long-awaited classic comedies 'The Blues Brothers' and 'National Lampoon's Animal House' are planned for Blu-ray on July 26.

Each Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements for 'The Blues Brothers' will include: Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers: Go behind the scenes with Director John Landis, Dan Aykroyd and the Blues Brothers band; Transposing the Music: Highlights of the many spin-offs, tributes and merchandising developments, as well as stage shows, impersonators and pop culture inspired by the film; Remembering John: Friends, family and co-stars share their personal stories about the late great comedian; and Theatrical Trailer.

'Animal House' will include: U-Control Scene Companion: Watch cast and crew interviews during key scenes with this picture-in-picture companion; U-Control, The Music of Animal House: Instantly identify the songs heard while watching the film, create a custom playlist of your favorites and even purchase songs from iTunes; The Yearbook, An Animal House Reunion: An original documentary featuring interviews with key members of the cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and clips with John Belushi; Where Are They Now? A Delta Alumni Update: A mockumentary featuring the original cast; Scene It? Animal House: Relive all your favorite moments from your favorite fraternity through movie clips, trivia questions and an array of on-screen puzzlers with two interactive games; and a theatrical trailer.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $26.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Blues Brothers' and 'National Lampoon's Animal House' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under July 26.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Blues Brothers (Blu-ray)
National Lampoon's Animal House (Blu-ray)
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