Blu-ray, DVD Release: High School

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 4, 2012
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Anchor Bay

High SchoolIt’s stoner mayhem in the comedy movie High School, which was released in limited theaters in 2010 but held back from DVD and Blu-ray for a couple years.

The film stars Matt Bush (Margaret) as smart kid Henry Burke, school valedictorian who’s heading to MIT on a scholarship. But that gets threatened when his friend Travis (Sean Marquette, Love at First Hiccup) convinces Matt to try pot for the first time just when the school decides to have a mandatory drug test. With his future in jeopardy, Matt tries the only thing he can do to save himself from getting expelled — get the whole school stoned so everyone will fail the drug test. And drug dealer Psycho Ed (Adrien Brody, The Experiment) is the man who can help.

Michael Chiklis (TV’s The Shield) and Colin Hanks (Orange County) also star in the film.

The home entertainment delay of High School — emphasis on the High — was probably due to the slamming critics gave the movie when it was screened in theaters. Newark Star-Ledger‘s Stephen Whitty said of the film: “If it ever opens at a theater near you, remember: Just say no.”

But moviegoers who saw High School liked it much better than critics, giving it a 69% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Crave Online called the film “an entertaining ride.”

The DVD and Blu-ray comes with these special features:

  • audio commentary with first-time executive producer/writer/direction John Stalberg Jr.
  • deleted scenes.

Judging by the trailer, the movie should be funny. See for yourself:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.