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Meatballs (Special Edition)
Special Edition
Actors: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham, Kristine DeBell
Director: Ivan Reitman
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
PG     2007     1hr 39min

Set at a low-end summer camp and aimed squarely at a teen audience, Meatballs is a light screwball comedy that turned its low-budget Canadian roots into a very profitable box-office run. The biggest reason for the film's s...  more »


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Actors: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham, Kristine DeBell
Director: Ivan Reitman
Creators: André Link, Daniel Goldberg, John Dunning, Harold Ramis, Janis Allen, Len Blum
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Teen, Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman, Bill Murray
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/05/2007
Original Release Date: 06/29/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 06/29/1979
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Movie Reviews

Marcus H. Smilfer | Chicagoland, USA | 05/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Update: Just received mine last week (6/14/07) and it is ONE disc, not two. Picture quality is BEAUTIFUL! The night scenes are actually not one big black blob!

Just an update on the 2007 2-disc Special Edition of Meatballs, since Amazon is not providing any information and all the reviews on this page deal with the less than stellar previous dvd release. The 2007 Special Edition is digitally remastered in Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic). It is in 5.1 Dolby Digital Stereo [CC] and it features subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

DVD Features:
- Commentary with Director Ivan Reitman
- "Summer Camp: The Making of Meatballs" Featurette

Amazingly, no theatrical trailer is included. Also available in Blu-Ray.

Technical Specs:
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 - Digitally Re-mastered
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Best Summer Camp Movie Ever
Steven D Agee | Hinkley Cold Storage, Texas | 04/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a person who spent many of my summers at camp I found this movie to be excellent. It also doesn't hurt that this movie stars Bill of my favorites. I've owned this movie on VHS for many years now and have watched it numerous times. I just bought the DVD and noticed that the actual song titled "Meatballs" (originally written and performed by Rick Dees) is different than it is on the VHS version. The DVD version is actually sung (or more like halfway spoken/rapped) by Bill Murray himself. There is also about ten seconds of footage added at the end of the cafeteria scene that isn't on the VHS. Not much, but to a fan of the movie it's kind of cool. I wish the DVD had more features on it (like deleted scenes), but none the less this is still probably the best camp movie you could ask for."
Humor and compassion
S. M.Silver | Coatesville, PA USA | 04/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Murray's interactions with the boy are so good that I used excerpts from the film for a final exam on basic counseling I taught at a graduate school - the students had to identify the techniques used by Tripper and suggest alternatives. This may be a far more educational portrayal of counseling than any of the wierd therapist-involved movies Hollywood has produced over the past decade.

Beyond all that, this is a film of good-natured humor that has sympathy for its characters. Among the very best things that Bill Murray ever did.

And where is Tripper today when we need him?"
Perfectly BILL MURRAY!
frisky2000 | smallville | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Meatballs is Bill Murray's best comedy next to Stripes. He is lovable and funny as Tripper and he plays the character of Head Counselor with such tender affection and humor that it makes you wish you had a guy just like him in your troop as a youngster! The music is fun and memorable (especially the last song, ARE YOU READY FOR THE SUMMER) and having spent three summers myself as a head camp counsellor, I can relate completely to the antics, jokes and competitions within this group of goofballs. I even played this tape at a sleepover at my camp once and it went over really well! Excellent comedy entertainment!"