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Rock 'N' Roll High School [Blu-ray] (2013)

P.J. Soles , Mary Woronov , Allan Arkush  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: P.J. Soles, Mary Woronov, Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone
  • Directors: Allan Arkush
  • Format: Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: May 11, 2010
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0035CVB26
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,927 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Rock 'N' Roll High School [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews


One of the best rock movies of all time. Shout! Factory has done a magnificent job presenting this movie on Blu-ray and I can't wait to see more entries in the Roger Corman's Cult Classics line --Digital Bits

Product Description

From the man who introduced us to Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme and Martin Scorsese, Shout! Factory is proud to present new collectors editions of Roger Cormans most loved productions.

Vince Lombardi High School has quite a reputation: it is the wildest, most rockin high school around! That is, until a thug of a principal, Miss Togar, comes along and tries to make the school a totalitarian state. With the help of the Ramones, the students of Vince Lombardi battle the iron-fisted rule of Miss Togar and take their battle to a truly explosive conclusion!

Starring P.J. Soles (Halloween), Vince Van Patten (Hell Night), Clint Howard (Grand Theft Auto), Dey Young (Spaceballs), Mary Woronov (Death Race 2000), Dick Miller (Piranha) and Paul Bartel (Hollywood Boulevard).

Bonus Features

* New Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.85:1)

* Special Introduction From Director Allan Arkush

* Audio Commentary With Director Allan Arkush, Producer Mike Finnell And Screenwriter Richard Whitley

* Audio Commentary With Roger Corman And Dey Young

* New Audio Commentary With Director Allan Arkush, P.J. Soles And Clint Howard

* Back To School: A Retrospective Including All-New Interviews With Allan Arkush, Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Dey Young And Marky Ramone

* Staying After Class: A New Interview With P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten And Dey Young

* Interview With Roger Corman Conducted By Leonard Maltin

* New Interview With Director Allan Arkush Including A Look At Rare, Behind-The-Scenes Stills From His Personal Collection

* Audio Outtakes From The Roxy

* Original Radio Ads And TV Spots

* Original Theatrical Trailer With Commentary By Eli Roth Courtesy Of

And More . . .

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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "1,2,3,4!!!" April 7, 2004
By Cubist
Hey Ho! Let's Go! Listen up, kids. Rock 'n' Roll High School may have been released way back in 1979 but it still kicks the ass of any of those square MTV movies. Forget about Britney Spears and Mandy Moore's brand of bubblegum pop music and their equally bland movies - they don't hold a candle to the unbridled power of those punk rockers from New York City, the Ramones!

From B-movie veterans like Paul (Eating Raoul) Bartel and Mary (Death Race 2000) Woronov to newcomers (at the time), P.J. (Halloween) Soles and Dey (Strange Invaders) Young, the entire cast has a lot of fun spouting the film's wonderfully inspired cornball dialogue ("If you don't like it, you can put it where the monkey puts the nuts."). The Ramones are good sports and mumble their way through the film and truly coming alive during the music sequences. The movie rightfully cements their reputation as legends.

Rock 'n' Roll High School embodies the essence of the punk rock music that made the Ramones famous. The film is bursting with youthful energy, a dose of good ol' fashion anarchy and is loads of fun to watch. These are also the ingredients that made Rock 'n' Roll High School a cult film. It was a commercial and critical failure upon its initial release but repeated midnight screenings, coupled with steady appearances on TV, have helped the film endure over the years.

New to this edition is a "Back to School: A Retrospective" that takes a look back at this cult film with new interviews with producer Roger Corman, Alan Arkush and cast members Clint Howard, Dey Young, Mary Woronov and Loren Lester and the surviving Ramone from that time, Marky. This is an affectionate, fun look at this movie with everyone reminiscing fondly about their experiences.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's The Ramones' "A Hard Day's Night' September 21, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Loud,frantic, and very funny, I remember loving this movie intensely from the first time I saw it at the Calvin Theatre in Dearborn, MI where my dad only paid a buck for each of us to see it on a double bill with "Battle Beyond the Stars". I had never seen the Ramones before (I would go on to see them live 6 times after) and I recall, with a sense of pride, how my mom chose to walk out on the movie and wait in the car, whilst my dad (who bought the tickets) stayed and enjoyed the film with my sister and myself. I think it was either the exploding mice or just The Ramones themselves that did it for her. P.J. Soles never had a better vehicle for her talents than this film (notable appearances in "Stripes", "Halloween", and "Carrie" notwithstanding) and I'd extend the same to Ron Howard's brother and Dick Van Patten's son just the same. Mary Woronov and Paul Bartel established definatively here their "indie-cred", after a decade of consistently intriguing work, and it's a pity you kids don't know them better. Also nice, as always, to see Dick Miller (Don't bother, junior). The pace is frantic, it could have been a good bit more raunchy (rated PG go figure), but what ultimately comes thru is a rock 'n' roll CLASSIC. The total anarchy that accompanys the final title song will live with me forever. Gabba gabba hey!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A ROGER CORMAN CLASSIC! GABBA GABBA HEY! January 26, 1999
Being a Ramones fan, this movie has a special place in my heart. The commentary by the director , screenwriter, and producer is a real treat to liten to; you can feel their passion for film making and rock and roll. Most humorous is how they convinced Roger Corman to change the film from DISCO HIGH to ROCK AND ROLL HIGH SCHOOL. Just a fun, fun movie. The DVD presentation is wonderful, though there are a few scratches from the transfer (What do you expect? It's Roger Corman!). And the audio outtakes are a must for Ramones fans. And with Clint Howard, Paul Bartel, and Dick Miller in the same movie, how can you go wrong?
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Ultimate Band Film September 7, 2001
By TC3
Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock and Roll High School.
That's how the song begins for one of the best Ramones songs and surely the most unique event in their history, a starring role in a feature film! I love movies with rock bands. A Hard Days Night, Head, and this film are probably my all time favorite "Band" films. When I was in high school and college, we had a ritual of going to see the midnight movies on most weekends. Usually they featured such "gems" as H.O.T.S. and Flesh Gordan, but occasionally you would come across a real sleeper. In 1979 I walked into Eastland mall to see a film I had never heard of and walked out a Ramones fan forever. It was still early in this films release, but it had already skipped most of the big theatres and gone straight to midnight showings. I guess a movie about a punk band (actually a straight up rock band) and a bunch 0f kids who blow up their school was never going to cross the 100 million mark. Made with virtually no budget and featuring PJ Soles, Clint Howard and Vincent Van Patten, along with the Ramones this movie is funny, has great tunes (Rundgren, McCartney, Alice Cooper etc), cute girls, and features a great scene where they blow the school up while the Ramones play the theme.
This movie came out right after PJ Soles had made her screen debut in Halloween and just before she played Bill Murrays girlfriend in Stripes. She was perfect for the role of the Ramones fanatic and she can sing too. She does a great version of Rock and Roll High School, upstaging the preppy cheerleaders in the gym. Clint Howard (Rons brother) actually has something to do in this film. He plays the school "dealer". Not in drugs mind you, he is the guys that sells you hall passes and gets you the makeout van for your hot dates.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Will Your School Be Next?
Remember when things were fun, exciting, colorful, pop culturally significant and impactful? This movie is a rockin' product of it's time, and I can't believe it has taken me this... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Barry
2.0 out of 5 stars If nothing else, fast-forward to the Ramones' scenes
The non-Ramones passages of the ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL are dumb, but, unlike, say, the NAKED GUN movies or television's SON OF THE BEACH, dumb without wit. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. L LaRegina
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite of all time!
I love this movie! Fans of the Ramones will be particularly happy with the extended live footage from the concert scenes. This one is a classic for punk rock fans of all ages!
Published 3 months ago by mb
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have Rocjk and Roll High
This is a must have in your collection , but be aware they did not re-mix the sound ! Picture is great .
Published 3 months ago by Coco
1.0 out of 5 stars No Subtitles/Captions
Great b-grade movie but the first Blu-ray I've ever bought (out of100s) that doesn't have subtitles. Until now I thought subtitles were an absolute requirement for Blu-rays.
Published 4 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars Ramones Mania
is there anything better than Joey Ramone and the Ramones? This is a classic Fleck featuring them and required viewing for any Ramones fan.
Published 7 months ago by Big Pimping
5.0 out of 5 stars Way funny
Way funny!! Love the Ramones and anything they do!! It's a high school movie but funny!' Excellent for your Ramones collection!!
Published 7 months ago by Olga Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun movie with plenty of Ramones
I got this movie for my wife as a gift. She loves it. It's just a fun, silly, 1980s movie that you don't have to think to hard about. The music is good. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Richey Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars PJ Soles
thats all that needs to be said.

great Ramones concert segment too....

and amazing soundtrack over and above the ramones songs.
Published 10 months ago by sidney jacobson
1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless movie
Silly no real storyline don't waste your time! Music was alright that was the only good point I glad I didn't pay for this one!
Published 10 months ago by maria harrison
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