New Trailer for 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead' National Lampoon Doc
"We can do anything we want!" Magnolia Pictures has unveiled an official trailer for Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead, a documentary telling The Story of the National Lampoon, the comedy magazine from the 60s. This fantastic and funny documentary takes a look at one of the original comedy magazines that started it all, featuring John Belushi, Chevy Chase and many others. We featured the original poster for this film (seen below) and reviewed it at Sundance this year (read Ethan's glowing review). Some of the appearances in the trailer include Judd Apatow and John Landis, but mostly it's all about the magazine covers and art they show. I'm still amazed at some of what they got away with. You don't want to miss this!
The trailer for Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, via YouTube:
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon is directed by Douglas Tirola and uses never-before-seen archival footage and new interviews in the chronicle of three Harvard graduates who started the first national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood's most legendary talent. Bound by a passion for the absurd and a mistrust of authority, Lampoon's irreverence spanked nearly every available social taboo from weak-kneed politics to heated racial tensions. But success and excess among its brilliant and subversive contributors begins to challenge its existence. The film premiered at Sundance 2015 this year. Magnolia will release Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead starting September 25th.