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This is the original US DVD version of Porky's, as issued by Fox.

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  • Actors: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Cyril O'Reilly
  • Directors: Bob Clark
  • Writers: Bob Clark
  • Producers: Bob Clark, Arnold Kopelson, Don Carmody, Gary Goch, Harold Greenberg
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305168903
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,664 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Porky's" on IMDb

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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Gary F. Taylor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 28, 2003
Format: DVD
Some fifteen years ago, my then-teenage nephew coaxed my sister into renting this for him and after dinner we plunked it into the VCR. Ten minutes later my mother declared it "UNSPEAKABLY VULGAR" and stomped out of the room while uttering dire warnings about the fate of those who exposed themselves to such purile material. Well, Mother was right: it is purile, maybe even to the point of being unspeakably vulgar! But it's also a lot of fun. The plot is lightweight: a group of sex-crazed Florida highschool boys desperate to lose their virginity try to do precisely that by visiting Porky's, a swamp-water red-neck brothel and general den of inquity. When they get robbed and beaten up by Porky and his minions, they plot an elaborate revenge that is... well... sure to bring down the house!
The plot is really just the string that holds together a series of elaborate practical jokes--the sort of jokes you always heard about when you were a kid and wondered if any one ever really could pull them off. The largely no-name cast, especially Dan Monahan (Pee Wee, so named for his, er, shortcomings), Kaki Hunter (Wendy, the highschool floozie), and Nancy Parsons (Beulah Balbricker, the Godzilla of girls' gymn teachers), play it with an engagingly light touch--and somehow manage to give it an aura of innocence that adds to the movie's charm.
The film drags a bit due to the script's well-intentioned but ho-hum subplot concerning the racism a Jewish boy encounters at Angel Beach High School, but that aside the comic episodes are a laugh riot--and it's impossible to describe them without giving the fun away. There's Cherry Forever, the discovery of why Miss Honeywell is called "Lassie," the truly hilarious and infamous girls' shower scene and its aftermath in the principal's office...
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Blu Review Obscura on October 14, 2012
Format: Blu-ray

Distributor: 20th Century Fox (US)

Somewhat unbelievably it's been 30 years since Bob Clark's riotous comedy hit Porky's ruled the teen comedy movie circuit. Set in the 1950's, the film charts the usual round of high school jerks who's sole purpose in life is fun, basketball and of course getting laid.

Giving rise to countless scenes of hilarity, the boys from Angel Beach High move from one sticky situation to the next providing some genuinely funny moments which still stand up all these years later.

Fans of the movie have always had their favourite stand out moments and there is certainly no shortage to choose from with the stand out scene being the girls school shower room antics where one of the gang actually gets a lot more than he bargained for. Although the film does contains the occasional semi serious moment there are plenty of laughs to be had and enough unique ideas along the way to keep the pace fresh thanks to some decent scripting and a cast that work seamlessly well together, which is ultimately what has helped to keep this film alive and standing above all its competitors over the years.

Released as a region A locked Walmart exclusive, the film is presented with a 1080p 1.85:1 transfer which considering the low budget origins of the movie actually looks fairly strong. Detail is sharp especially during close up and outdoor scenes, colours and black levels look natural and it's safe to say Porky's has never looked better. Admittedly the transfer will never compete with modern day releases but if you are a fan of the film and used to the previous DVD transfers you are certain to notice the increase in quality with this Blu-ray release.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JG (Highflyer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 14, 2012
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Porky's is a film that has so many funny moments in it that you don't really have time to catch your breath before the next gag is hurled upon you. This is absolutely one of the funniest films I have ever seen. And the reason for that hilarity is because of it's frankness and propensity to take risks. They don't make movies like this anymore. Everyone is so worried about the damn sensors and that is too bad because a movie like this, while I can acknowledge may not be for everyone's taste, is one that explores teens in high school and it also explores how innocently cruel we were to each other in high school.

What makes this film so funny is that the characters look like they are having fun. They like to mess with each other. They enjoy embarrassing one another and they are sex starved high school kids. And really, weren't a lot of us males like that in high school? Are a lot of us still not like that?

You have an assorted cast of characters from Meat, the rather large ( in many ways ) guardian of the group. Women love him for various reasons and it is his size and manliness that makes him so much fun to poke fun at. Then there is Tommy Turner. He is the leader of the group and always seems to come up with the ideas to get his friends laid or in trouble. You have Billy and Brian and of course PeeWee. He is the guy that everyone likes, yet his exaggerated Casanova stories get him in several sticky but funny situations with his friends. The characters at Angel Beach high school are hilarious and I honestly wish I could have known guys like this.

The true strength of this film is the hilarity. The kids make it funny because they always look like they are having fun.
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