Better off Dead

Better off Dead

John Cusack
Director: Savage Steve Holland Cast: John Cusack
John Cusack
, David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden Stiers
, Kim Darby
Kim Darby
Savage Steve Holland

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Savage Steve Holland's cult comedy favorite Better Off Dead finally makes its way to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, which is a disappointing surprise considering how popular this film has remained with its cult audience. Paramount has done a fine job with the picture and sound quality, but dropped the ball in the area of extras.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2002
UPC: 0097368719149
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 142

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; English subtitles; Dolby Digital English Stereo

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cusack Lane Myer
David Ogden Stiers Al Myer
Kim Darby Jenny Myer
Demian Slade Johnny Gasparini
Scooter Stevens Badger Myer
Diane Franklin Monique Junet
Amanda Wyss Beth Truss
Laura Waterbury Mrs. Smith
Curtis Armstrong Charles De Mer
Aaron Dozier Roy Stalin
Rima Delane Joanne Greenwald
David Vaughan 3rd Jock
Dan Schneider Ricky Smith
Yuji Okumoto Yee Sook Ree
Brian Imada Chen Ree
Chuck Mitchell Rocko
Frank Burt Avalon Roy's 1st Ski Buddy
J. Warren David Roy's 2nd Ski Buddy
Peter Ellenstein Roy's 3rd Ski Buddy
Vincent Schiavelli Mr. Kerber
Edward Mehler Buster
Thomas Rollerson Roller Skater
Toby Iland Nerd #1
Jonathan Charles Fox Nerd #2
Darren Harris Nerd #3
Randy Stoklos Jock #1
Sam High Jock #2
Tina Littlewood Chris Cummins
Steven Williams Tree Trimmer
Stuart K. Robinson Tree Trimmer's Helper
Taylor Negron Mailman
Yano Anaya Paperboy
Joey Tushnet Paperboy
Sebastian Dungan Paperboy
Rick Rosenthal Smitty
Rich Little Voice Only
Elizabeth Daily Herself

Technical Credits
Savage Steve Holland Director,Screenwriter
Alan Balsam Editor
Roy Downey Special Effects
Gil Friesen Executive Producer
Rupert Hine Score Composer
Michael Jaffe Producer
Brad Loman Costumes/Costume Designer
Isidore Mankofsky Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Andrew Meyer Executive Producer
Gary Moreno Set Decoration/Design
Herman Zimmerman Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Beating the Paperboy
2. Cereal and Boiled Bacon
3. Howard Cosell Impersonators
4. Ski Team Tryouts
5. Death Attempt by Hanging
6. Green Goo With Raisins
7. Nose Wiping Incident
8. "I Want My Two Dollars!"
9. Chalkboard Fantasy
10. Mr. Kerber Asks to Date Beth
11. Cartoon Fantasy
12. Death Attempt by Jumping
13. White Trash
14. Christmas Miracle
15. Mailman Asks to Date Beth
16. Father/Son Talk
17. High School Dance
18. Meeting Monique
19. Attack of the Paperboys
20. A Man Alone
21. Everybody Wants Some
22. Barney Rubble Asks to Date Beth
23. "Franch Fries, Franch Dressing, Franch Bread"
24. K12 Challenge
25. Persistent Paperboy
26. Big Faker
27. Lane Wins the Drag Race
28. Romantic Frozen Dinner
29. Sliding Down the Mountain
30. Paperboy on Skis
31. Lane Wins the Ski Race
32. Language Lessons
33. One Look

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