Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 16, 2008
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Dreamworks Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus - English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
- Dubbed - French, Spanish - Optional
- Subtitles - English, French, Portuguese, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary
- Trailers: TV Spots
- From The Cutting Room Floor
- Early Flight Home
- Legal Advice
- Beanie's True Colors
- Planning Max's B-day Party
- Mitch Visits Dean Pritchard
- Original Locker Room Scene
- House Inspection
- Frank's Soul Mate
- Old School Orientation
- Inside the Actors Studio Spoof
- Working Together
- Old Wild
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 02/21/2003
"...Mr. Ferrell uses his hilarious, anxious zealotry to sell the part..."
USA Today - 02/21/2003
"...Luke Wilson is affably low-key..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/28/2003
"...Under Reitman's direction, Ferrell lets his freak flag fly and Vaughn unlooses a notably funny, light-on-his-feet lunkheadedness..."
Variety - 02/17/2003
"...Lively....The reliably funny Farrell's periodic party-monster outbursts amuse..."
Box Office - 05/01/2003
"...What's funny are the myriad bits and gags and show-stoppers....[An] expertly timed comedy..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/21/2003
"...Wilson has ineffable charm and Ferrell natural comic timing..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2003
"...OLD SCHOOL works best when it combines its belly laughs with a disarming pathos, deriving from its characters' well-sketched sense of confusion over what they want from life..."
Film Comment - 07/01/2003
"...Consistently funny, good hearted..."
Total Film - 12/01/2003
Ultimate DVD - 04/01/2008
"[A] very likeable role swap comedy, with Wilson, Ferrell and Vaughn forming a winning triumvirate as they fire off tautly crafted gags with plenty of belly laughs."
In Todd Phillips' OLD SCHOOL, Mitch (Luke Wilson), a thirtysomething businessman, has found himself living a boring, mundane lifestyle. Unfortunately for him, his girlfriend, Heidi (Juliette Lewis), has been getting more adventurous on her own, by throwing wild sex parties while he's away. When Mitch catches her in the act, he moves out and takes up residence in a house close to the local university. This prompts his buddies--the newly married Frank (Will Ferrell) and Beanie (Vince Vaughn), a jaded husband, father, and stereo-store tycoon--to throw Mitch a huge party in honor of his renewed single status. Antics at the party lead to the formation of a makeshift fraternity where age and academics don't matter, and Mitch is the reluctant "godfather." But when the university's scheming dean (Jeremy Piven) catches wind of the new fraternity, he becomes determined to stop their fun. Will the boys overcome the dean's sinister plans' Will Mitch find love again' Will Frank please stop running around naked' And, hey, isn't that the cute girl who plays Jack Bauer's daughter on the TV series 24' These questions--and many more--are answered in the giddily fun and unabashedly immature OLD SCHOOL.
Three men relive their carefree college years by killing off as many brain cells as possible in this over-the-top comedy. Mitch (Luke Wilson) returns home from a less-than-pleasant business trip one evening to discover his wife, Heidi (Juliette Lewis), involved in a ménage à trois with two blindfolded strangers. Feeling less than welcome at home after this, Mitch rents a house near the campus of a nearby college; two of Mitch's old college buddies, Beanie (Vince Vaughn) and Frank (Will Ferrell), stop by to cheer him up. They soon become regular guests at Mitch's place, despite the fact that Frank only recently wed Marissa (Perrey Reeves), while Beanie and his wife, Lara (Leah Remini), are busy with two kids. Beanie decides to throw a housewarming party for Mitch, and since Beanie sells audio equipment for a living, he's able to trick out the big bash with a massive PA system and an appearance by Snoop Dogg. Mitch soon finds he's the not-entirely-willing proprietor of the school's leading party spot, which raises the ire of Pritchard (Jeremy Piven), a dean at the college who was the target of Mitch, Frank, and Beanie's abuse when they were all students. Pritchard arranges to have Mitch's neighborhood zoned into a student housing district, but Beanie and Frank respond by forming a fraternity and making Mitch's home their headquarters. Mitch, however, is not enthusiastic about the idea, especially as he's trying to impress Nicole (Ellen Pompeo), a beautiful divorcee who is less than enchanted with Frank and Beanie's "party hearty" lifestyle. Old School director Todd Phillips knows more than a bit about the seamy side of fraternity life as director of the infamous unreleased documentary Frat House.
Source - Paramount Home Entertainment
- Theatrical release: February 21, 2003