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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 04 2012 - 01:15 AM

“Detention is mesmerizing and something you definitely

won’t be able to take your eyes off of”  - David Harly, Bloody-Disgusting

5 out of 5 stars.” - Renn Brown, CHUD


The Hipster, Teen Horror-Comedy Stars Josh Hutcherson,

Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke and Dane Cook

Debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital July 31st

- Bonus Material Includes a Feature-Length Featurette and More -  


CULVER CITY, CALIF. (June 4, 2012) – Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) and Dane Cook (Good Luck Chuck) star in the instant cult-classic DETENTION, coming to Blu-Ray,  DVD and Digital July 31stfrom Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In this comedy-horror hybrid, a group of high school seniors must prevent themselves from becoming the victims of a slasher-movie villain terrorizing their small town of Grizzly Lake. Along the way, they encounter body-switching, time-travel, and even a human-insect hybrid. The film also stars Spencer Locke (TV’s “Cougar Town”) and Shanley Caswell (Upcoming The Warren Files) and features music by The Kills, Pussycat Dolls, 50 Cent, Hole, C&C Music Factory and Public Enemy.

The Blu-Ray and DVD are packed with bonus materials, including a feature-length featurette.  “Cheat Mode: The Unbelievably Mind Melting Making of Detention” provides detailed insights from cast and crew on the making of the film, as well as trivia throughout. In addition, the Blu-Ray includes three exclusive bonus features: in “Fight Rehearsal,” the crew rehearses one of the key fight scenes from the film; the “Riffing with Dane”featurette provides a montage of Dane Cook goofs, and last are the screen testes for Shanley Caswell, Aaron David Johnson and Yves Bright.


Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook and Spencer Locke star in DETENTION, a hipster, teen horror-comedy, in which the students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is Cinderhella, a slasher-movie killer who has seemingly come to life and is preying on the school’s student body. As the clock ticks and the bodies pile up, the likely suspects are embroiled in a race against time to stop Cinderhella and ultimately save the world … if only they can get out of detention.

DETENTION was directed by Joseph Kahn and written by Kahn and Mark Palermo. It was produced by MaryAnn Tanedo and Richard Weager, with Bob Abramoff, Josh Hutcherson, David Kang, Clayton Reaser and Vernon Reaser serving as executive producers.

Bonus Features on the Blu-Ray and DVD Include:

§  “Cheat Mode: The Unbelievably Mind Melting Making of Detention” Featurette

§  “Fight Rehearsal” Featurette

§  “Riffing with Dane” Featurette

§  Three Screen Tests with Shanley Caswell, Aaron David Johnson, Yves Bright

DETENTION has a running time of 93 minutes and is rated R for bloody violence, crude and sexual content, nudity, language, some teen drinking and drug use.

Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com.

Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 159 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/

Ronald J Epstein
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