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Revenge of the Nerds - Panty Raid Edition (1984)

Robert Carradine , Anthony Edwards , Jeff Kanew  |  R |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese, Curtis Armstrong
  • Directors: Jeff Kanew
  • Writers: Jeff Buhai, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Steve Zacharias, Tim Metcalfe
  • Producers: David Obst, Peter Bart, Peter Macgregor-Scott
  • Format: Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000M341QY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,619 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Revenge of the Nerds - Panty Raid Edition" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary by director Jeff Kanew and actors Robert Caradine, Timothy Busfield & Curtis Armstrong
  • Featurette: "I'm A Nerd and I'm Pretty Proud Of It"
  • 6 Deleted Scenes
  • Revenge of the Nerds TV Pilot
  • Theatrical Trailer

Editorial Reviews

Additional Features

The deluxe edition of the 1984 college comedy Revenge of the Nerds comes equipped with a variety of special features that the film's cult fans will find essential. First, a running audio commentary by director Jeff Kanew and actors Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield and Curtis Armstrong proves a delight: warm and silly memories by some very likeable, middle-age guys about working, scene-by-scene, on a goofy, Animal House-like movie in their younger years. The same four individuals, and others from the cast such as Ted McGinley (who played the villainous hunk Stan Gable), Julia Montgomery (Stan’s girlfriend, Betty Childs), and Andrew Cassese (Wormser), reminisce in the featurette documentary "I’m a Nerd and I’m Pretty Proud of It" about how they landed their respective jobs on the film (seems like everyone read for Carradine’s part) and how wild and crazy the actual shoot was in Tucson. What strikes one is how positive all those memories are. Even though some careers haven’t exactly skyrocketed in the years since Revenge took off, the experience seems to have been very good for everyone at the time. Also included in the special features section is the original, Orson Welles-narrated theatrical trailer; a trailer for Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds In Paradise; and such deleted scenes as a romantic interlude between Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) and girlfriend Judy (Michelle Meyrink), and another starring Michael Lerner as Gilbert’s racist uncle. A real rarity: the pilot for a truly forgettable television version of Revenge of the Nerds. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

In this hilarious satire on college life, a group of misfits led by Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards decides to start their own fraternity after being rejected by every house on campus. Chaos results, with a brains vs. brawn battle, as the football t

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny September 27, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Regardless of how many times I have seen this movie, I always look forward to certain parts, and I am unable to resist seeing it just one more time. I could never categorize this movie as great, or even a classic; it is just an enjoyable comedy.

As the title suggests, this movie is about a group of hyper-stereotypical nerds. Leading the pack are Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards. In addition are a number of other strong supporting characters, including an alternative lifestyle African-American, an Asian, a pint-sized genius, a classic coke-bottle-glasses geek, and a character aptly named "Booger." Each character is a caricature, and yet they have their basis in reality as I can attest.

This movie focuses on a band of college students frustrated with their inability to be recognized in a school where the football team seems to always have the best of everything. In the real world, Nerds are rarely members of cliques or jocks. You may almost guarantee that they do not hang out with the cool people. The end result is that Nerds almost always make sacrifices. However, the group of Nerds in this movie refuses to be continually kicked around.

After suffering multiple insults, the Tri-Lam's (Lambda-Lambda-Lambda) and the Omega-Mu's combine forces to attempt to take over the presidency of the Greek Council. The contest between the Tri-Lam's and Omega-Mu's against the jock/cheerleader team of the Alpha-Beta's and Pi-Delta-Pi's yields multiple funny moments, and a surprise or two meant for the over-18 crowd. One high point of this movie is the musical number by the Tri-Lam's and Omega-Mu's and another is the end of the movie when the Nerds finally make their point.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By eric_f
Format:DVD
There's just something about these comedies from the 80's that will always put a smile on the face of those of us who remember watching them for the first time back then, and hopefully, will also put a smile on the face of those of the younger generation who are discovering them now. "Revenge of the Nerds" is by far way up there among the better comedies from that decade. Sure, there's vulgarity here and there, but that doesn't take away from the humor and overall enjoyment. And one has to remember that the often un-politically correct aspect of many characters was common in the 80's.

And now this great film has finally gotten a DVD release that does it justice. The audio commentary by Jeff Kanew, Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield and Curtis Armstrong is quite insightful and of course humorous, basically what one would expect. The "I'm a nerd, and I'm pretty proud of it" featurette has several of the actors talk about their experiences playing their roles. Nothing too spectacular, but definitely worth a look. The "Revenge of the Nerds" television pilot is certainly a nice feature, although mainly for novelty's sake. The 6 deleted scenes are "Stan Owes Nerd Money," "Gilbert Tells Judy How He Feels," "Tri-Lamb Vegas Convention," "Meet Uncle Meyer," "Chariot Race" and "Nerds Catch Jocks Destroying Their House." And finally, there is the trailer and a sneek peak of "Revenge of the Nerds 2: Nerds in Paradise." The DVD presentation offers a fairly nice transfer (a little grainy in some parts, which I suppose we can live with) and good sound quality-make sure to turn the volume way up for the Talent Show scene.

What else is there to say? If you're a fan, go out NOW and get this. Long live the Nerds!

And as a side note, the DVD insert has an advertisement for the "One Size Fits All" special edition of "Porky's," soon to be released. Be on the lookout for that too.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Nerds" a quintessential 80s movie December 2, 1998
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
"Revenge of the Nerds" is a quintessential 80s movie. This film has it all--partying, pranks and one more "p" not suitable for this review. Betty Childs (Julie Montgomery) will blow you away. She's a classic 80s blonde in the sorority (Pi)that fraternizes w/ the jocks' frat (Alpha Beta).
Best friends from high school, Louis (Robert Carradine) and Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) go away to Adams College together. Upon arrival they and their nerd friends are picked on by the super-cool football playing Alpha Betas.
The nerds refuse to let their nerdiness sentence them to second-class citizenship. They take matters into their own hands when the "cool" kids keep messing w/ them. Some slyly placed video cameras and some smart usage of "liquid heat" provide some pretty darn funny moments. Their general nerdiness will keep you laughing, too.
In the end, the film's moral is that nerds are people just like everyone else. As Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) says, "No one will really be free until nerd persecution ends."
We're all nerdy in our own way... that's what this film taught me.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
John Goodman is king. This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Dirty, raunchy, and completely unsuitable for teenage viewing, this movie makes it fun to remember what it was like when comedies actually contained full frontal female nudity! The locker room speech by John Goodman is one of the funniest things I have ever heard. BUY THIS MOVIE NOW! P.S. "What is hairpie?" or "Step Aside Mama, I Wanna See Some of That Muff".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic 80's movie
This is a funny movie to watch now that "Nerd Culture" is the trend. Great humorous storyline with an entertaining cast.
Published 16 hours ago by C. Becker
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Nerd
This movie is SO GREAT! I watched it with my dad and decided I needed to have it for myself. It was weird watching "Lizzie McGuire's Dad" when he was so young!
Published 22 days ago by Kylie Gross
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic!!
I was excited to get this (Panty Raid) edition of Revenge of the Nerds for the low price that I did. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DoubleEE
5.0 out of 5 stars Nerds are Cooler than Bullies!
It's a unique humorous, classic portrayal of nerds as funny, very intelligent, socially clumbsy, but very decent human beings that we all can, at times identify with!
Published 2 months ago by Wayne Trujillo
4.0 out of 5 stars Still funny
I watched this recently for the first time in years. Much like Airplane and The Holy Grail I still laugh despite knowing all the punch lines. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Glen R
4.0 out of 5 stars I only liked this one of the Nerds.
Kids still get called Nerds. These kids were very creative and very smart. They beat them in all sorts of contest. This is a good movies for families to watch.
Published 3 months ago by Sueg
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a nerd & I'm pretty proud of it!
The deluxe edition of the 1984 college comedy REVENGE OF THE NERDS comes equipped with a variety of special features that the film's cult fans will find essential. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Taheen Lopez
4.0 out of 5 stars Two things that young males enjoy, dumb humor and female nudity
It appears to be a law of nature that in any school for the masses there will be a natural splitting of the students into two groups. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Charles Ashbacher
4.0 out of 5 stars nerds
I loved it, very funny. Watched it over and over again. oldy but goody. Recommend it to all my friends.
Published 6 months ago by Daniel Gagnon
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie
Great movie very funny see it a long time ago and just had to have it on DVD to own
Published 7 months ago by Johnny
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