Last week marked the 30th anniversary of 80s classics Bachelor Party and Revenge of the Nerds, and to celebrate, 20th Century Fox released both films on Blu-Ray. Although I wasn’t old enough (or born) to see these films in theaters for their original debut, I definitely appreciate them now!
I hadn’t seen Bachelor Party before this week, but it’s been one on my list for quite some time, since the movie stars one of my all-time favorite actors, Tom Hanks. Although there is quite a lot of rowdiness going on in this movie, it’s not one just for the guys. I thoroughly enjoyed this comedy and absolutely loved seeing Tom Hanks in his younger days, in a role unlike the more serious ones I’ve seen him in over the years.
This movie shows the epic night of the bachelor and bachelorette parties of a bride and groom to-be. The groom-to-be is reluctant about the bash his friends plan to throw, as they’re hardcore partiers, while the reserved bride-to-be has a more traditional shower. But things get shaken up once the bride’s father pays her ex-boyfriend to win her back and the bride shows up to spy on her future husband at his bachelor party.
Bachelor Party ($15) is available on Blu-Ray, including 5 special features:
- Behind the Scenes
- “An American Tradition” Featurette
- “While the Men Play” Featurette
- Tom Hanks Interview
- Theatrical Trailer
Revenge of the Nerds:
I originally stumbled across Revenge of the Nerds when looking for something good to watch on TV on a lazy Sunday. The title immediately piqued by interest because I consider myself a nerd (although not quite to the tee of the guys in this movie). I definitely recommend watching this film – I couldn’t stop laughing the entire time and every time I watch it (or hear the name) I immediately get the film’s theme song stuck in my head for days – so funny!
In this comedy based on college life, a group of “nerds” decide to start their own frat after being rejected by all of the others on campus. As expected, the “popular” kids/frats try to run the nerds off campus and as the title states, the nerds seek revenge, which obviously is very carefully crafted.
Revenge of the Nerds ($15) is available on Blu-Ray, including 5 special features:
- Commentary by Jeff Kanew, Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield and Curtis Armstrong
- “I’m a Nerd, and I’m Pretty Proud of It” Featurette
- Deleted Scenes
- “Revenge of the Nerds” Television Pilot
- Theatrical Trailer
* Disclosure: I received Bachelor Party and Revenge of the Nerds on Blu-Ray for review purposes