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Ultimate Summer Break DVD Giftset (1989)

Will Friedle , Chris Owen , Bob Giraldi , David Hillenbrand  |  PG |  DVD
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  • Actors: Will Friedle, Chris Owen, Louise Lasser, Renée Taylor, Gerrit Graham
  • Directors: Bob Giraldi, David Hillenbrand, Gary Preisler, Henry Jaglom, Jay Levey
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • DVD Release Date: May 8, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B000NQQ0B4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #947,362 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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This giftset includes 10 hilarious summer-break films including: National Lampoon: Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (Unrated), National Lampoon: Class Reunion, National Lampoon: Dorm Daze, National Lampoon: Gold Diggers (Unrated), National Lampoon: Going the Distance, National Lampoon: Movie Madness, Cooley High, UHF, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Your kids will probably be bored March 17, 2007
I realize that this batch of films is aimed at older teenagers and college kids, not adults over the age of 25. However, you can probably do much better picking out films your kids will watch than this collection. That's not to say that there aren't some great yet silly films in the batch, because there are. Next I describe each film in descending order of quality.

UHF (1989) - This is a great film starring Weird Al Yankovic as a directionless young man whose uncle gives him a rundown TV station to manage. His unconventional programming turns things around for himself and the station.

Cooley High (1975) - This is a great film for all ages, and was the basis for the sitcom "What's Happening", although it only faintly resembles it. It is set in south-side Chicago in the mid 60's, and concerns a group of high school friends that have numerous comic encounters, but there is also some tragedy involved in the plot.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) - The first one was very funny and fresh, and Keanu Reeves will always be Ted as far as I'm concerned, even if he winds up doing Shakespeare at some point. The plot concerns two slackers who are about to fail history that are given some help from a time traveller from the future. The only problem is that it is so steeped in 80's pop culture that your kids may not get half the jokes.

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) - The second one is still funny, it just seems to try harder and not get quite the same comic effect as the first.

The rest of the movies are under the National Lampoon label.

Dorm Daze (2003) - One of National Lampoon's better college farce movies, with the plot set up by a series of silly misunderstandings.
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