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Revenge of the Nerds: Panty Raid Edition
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- 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
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With that said, this review will focus on the video and audio quality, rather than the film itself. We have all waited many long years for this Blu Ray release and I for one had high hopes. So how does it look in High Definition?
In a word............. G R E A T ! Folks, this was a fairly low budget feature but for the most part things were done correctly during production and it shows in this well above average AVC encoded transfer.
The two best things about this transfer are the color and the REAL sharpness of the image , which is achieved not be overuse of edge enhancement, but because the negative scanned looks REALLY good to begin with.
The original color timing appears to have been left as is and that is a very good thing. Colors pop all over the place. Yes there are a few drab shots here and there, but overall 'Nerds' is vibrant looking and at times pops right off the screen. GREAT job! Add to that the fact that no untoward usage of DNR or Edge Enhancement rears it's ugly head and you have a winner here. ( i watched this upconverted to 4K on an LG LA9700 display and there were no obvious flaws revealed)
Basically, the only time the image looks even remotely poor is during some of the darker scenes, where a bit of noisy looking grain occasionally rears it's ugly head.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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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The birth of the nerd, the rise and revenge against the socially worshipped jock, times certainly have changed. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Julian Pope
Exactly as ordered. Loved this movie back in the day so I knew I needed to own it. Hadn't seen it in about 15 years and I laughed just as hard this time around!Published 1 month ago by Dr Fatal Thumbs
Great transfer for an 80s movie. The Spanish language track alone was worth the $5 I spent on the movie. My nephew loved this movie too.Published 2 months ago by T. Stark
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