The Wild Life (1984)


Directed by: Art Linson

Stars: Chris Penn, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Eric Stoltz

Language: English + Commentary (2nd track) | Subtitles: English (embed)

Video, commentary, and subs from > Kino Lorber Studio Classics BluRay
Audio Used is from > HDTV because its uncut theatrical audio original score
chapter names from > Universal Vault Series DVD

Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Ar: 1.85:1 | Brrip

Description: A high-school wrestler parties with his buddy at a swinging-singles apartment complex.


5.74GB | 96:12mins | 1280×694 | mkv

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7 Responses to The Wild Life (1984)

  1. Ariel Bender says:

    ‘It’s casual’

    One of my favorite films of the 1980s. An excellent soundtrack that includes original instrumental work from Eddie Van Halen. Christopher Penn is delightfully dumb and I like this much more than brother Sean’s ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’. In addition to the great cast listed in the post, there’s also Jenny Wright and Rick Moranis plus cameos from Randy Quaid and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Be sure to check out director Art Linson’s underrated ‘Where The Buffalo Roam’ as well. Bill Murray plays Gonzo writer Hunter S. Thompson several years before Johnny Depp did in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’. Thank you RL!

  2. Manza says:

    So happy to find this one and with the original audio! With Eddie Van Halen’s magical touch this is an 80s fan dream.
    Can always rely on RL to keep your memories alive : )

  3. Tony says:

    Can’t thank you enough for going to the trouble of putting the original music score from the HD-TV version. And as always, the commentary is so appreciated.

  4. Phaota says:

    Commentary is with film writer/podcaster Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of ”Teen Movie Hell” and author/disc jockey Ian Christe.

  5. Ariel Bender says:

    This fascinating film is a sort of new wave version of ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ starring Sean’s brother, Christopher, and a personal favorite. There’s so much going on here. The first thing that will grab you is the soundtrack. When it’s not peddling a great obscure rock song or classic, the original soundtrack is instrumental Eddie Van Halen! Rick Moranis and Randy Quaid are always welcome as well. If you are a fan of 80’s culture and haven’t seen this, you’re in for a nice surprise and see if you can spot Heart’s Nancy Wilson in a cameo.

  6. OSMOSIS says:

    WILD LIFE was another staple of “Video Parties” back in the day. LOVE this BD Transfer.
    Thanks, Rarelust.

  7. Gamera says:

    I think this is the one that tried to make “it’s casual” into a catchphrase. Never seen it before, thanks again RL

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