Airheads
20th Century Fox (1994)
Comedy
In Collection
#433
5*
Seen ItYes
(6/28/2014)
024543019459
IMDB   6.0
92 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   PG-13
Brendan Fraser Chazz
Rich Wilkes Corduroy Rocker
'Stuttering' John Melendez Masturbating Rocker
John Zarchen Cop
Rennie Pincus Cop
Zander Lehmann Tyke
Mike Judge Beavis/Butt-head
Ben Huggins Singer
Mitchell Dane Sonnier Singer
Monty Colvin Singer
Alan Doss Singer
Steve Buscemi Rex
Adam Sandler Pip
Chris Farley Officer Wilson
Michael McKean Milo
Judd Nelson Jimmie Wing
Ernie Hudson Sergeant O'Malley
Amy Locane Kayla
Nina Siemaszko Suzzi
Marshall Bell Carl Mace
Reg E. Cathey Marcus
David Arquette Carter
Michael Richards Doug Beech
Joe Mantegna Ian
Michelle Hurst Yvonne
Director
Michael Lehmann
Producer Mark Burg
Robert Simonds
Todd R. Baker
Ira Shuman
Writer Rich Wilkes
Cinematography John Schwartzman
Musician Carter Burwell


Airheads is a variation on Dog Day Afternoon, as well as a comic look at the trials and tribulations of both the music business and Generation X. A hapless rock trio consisting of Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi), and Pip (Adam Sandler) hits a brick wall with their attempts to get their demo tape played by record label executives. Chazz, on the edge since being thrown out by his girlfriend (Amy Locane), decides it's time to take more serious action, and he leads his bandmates on a mission to invade the local "alternative" rock station, KPPX, and hold it hostage to get the band's tape played on the air. The station staffers don't realize that they're being held with a water gun, and when they finally agree to play the tape, it gets eaten up by a faulty machine. — Don Kaye
Edition Details
Distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Chapters 19
Release Date 10/2/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 4.0 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Date 12/22/2013
Owner Thomas Eisenmann
Store WalMart
Purchase Price $5.50
Condition Excellent
Current Value $2.50
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Features
Anamophic
Includes an Airheads news report-style featurette, two music videos, a trailer and TV spots.
User Defined
Anamophic Yes
Reviewed Widescreen Review
Bit Rate 448 KB
Digital UV Not eligable
Digital Copy Claimed No
VUDU Purchase Price 0
Disk Type DVD
VUDU Export No

High-Def Review
Story Synopsis:
Airheads is the hilarious tale of a three wannabe head-banger musicians (Fraser, Buscemi and Sandler) and their thrash-metal rock band, The Lone Rangers. They have been rejected by every record company in Los Angeles and are sick of their menial day jobs. In a final act of desperation, they sneak into a “rebel rock” radio station in an attempt to get their demo tape played on the air. Through a series of misunderstandings, they take over the station and create a hostage crisis using toy guns. The antics that follow are really dumb, but actually pretty funny, especially in a slapstick way.

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture that is generally clean and solid, with images that are nicely detailed, though somewhat soft at times. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Though the picture is sharper than the previously reviewed LaserDisc, it lacks the crisp quality that top DVDs are capable of. There is some edge enhancement and infrequent pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

Soundtrack:
The DVD soundtrack is Dolby® Digital 4.0. The primary multichannel element is the music, which aggressively fills the soundfield and has been quite nicely recorded and integrated into the multichannel listening space. Otherwise, the soundstage has some ambient sound effect spread into the surrounds, with a characteristic balance toward the screen. Fidelity seems slightly dated, noticeably mostly with voices. Spatial integration of dialogue is fair, compromised by the forward-sounding nature of voices. Deep bass is quite satisfying in terms of the low-end foundation to the music, with some below-25 Hz activity. (Perry Sun)