Animal House and Sam Cooke

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  1. StephenALT

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    Has anyone purchased the new edition of Animal House and does it have the Sam Cooke song "What a Wonderful World" (aka "Don't Know Much about History"). That's the song that's playing when John Belushi loads up his tray in the cafeteria line. It is in both the film and cable versions, however, due to one of those notorious rights issues, it was replaced by different material for the VHS/CED/Laserdisc release. (Other songs were replaced too, all with compositions by Stephen Bishop, but that is the most dramatic.)

    I've never owned any of the DVD versions but have always hoped that the situation was corrected for posterity. I suppose the Stephen Bishop tune isn't bad--but the imprint made by John Belushi and that Sam Cooke tune is so strong, I have difficulty watching the film without it.

    Thanks!
    Stephen

    PS Does anybody know of other issues like this? For example, the mid-70's film "House Calls" made excellent use of "Something"--but it was switched for video, too. Also, "Slap Shot" is missing a tune that I used to see on when it was on cable.
     
  2. Rob Lutter

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    Don't have the new release (yet), but the original DVD had the song.
     
  3. Britton

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    The song is on the DSP edition.
     
  4. Gordon McMurphy

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    Oooh, oh yeah, House Calls had 'Something' on the soundtrack. Man, I'd forgotten about that.

    Rock music in movies is like, a cliche now, but when thoughfully used for added emotional impact, it can be great. Johnny Boy's entrance in Scorsese's, Mean Streets to 'Jumping Jack Flash' is great. Actually, all songs in the movie are used to amazing effect. Actually, all music in Scorsese's movies is ingenious. [​IMG]


    Gordy
     

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