Night School features Kevin Hart as an adult who goes back to high school in pursuit of his GED so that he can keep the girl of his dreams. This comedy misses the mark more often than it hits, but may have enough moments for fans of Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish(Girls’ Trip).
The Production: 2.5/5
Kevin Hart plays Teddy, a motor-mouth hustler finding himself out of a job after a marriage proposal gone horribly awry. Teddy’s fiancée Lisa (Megalynn Echikunwoke) does not care that she earns more money than Teddy, but this fact bothers Teddy. Teddy has the opportunity to move up in the job world, but only if he graduates from high school. Teddy’s pride causes him to conceal his attendance at night school from his fiancée, which predictably leads to misunderstandings between them before the denouement.
3D Rating: NA
Night School appears on UHD in its original 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Night School in 4K with HDR is virtually flawless in presentation, even if the same cannot be said for the film itself. HDR provides a broad range of tones and colors, and detail is exquisite with fine detail and shadow detail.
Special Features: 4/5
This package includes a 4K UHD disc and a Blu-ray disc. The audio commentary by director Malcolm D. Lee and gag reel are included on both discs, with the remaining special features relegated to the Blu-ray disc. The theatrical version is presented on each disc with the option to view the extended version which runs 5 minutes longer.
The special features include all of the following:
Alternate Opening(6:29): With or without commentary by director Malcolm D. Lee.
Deleted Scenes(13:27): With or without commentary by director Malcolm D. Lee.
Gag Reel(5:17): On both 4K and blu-ray disc.
Night School’s In Session(13:33): Cast talk about their roles in the film.
Who’s the Student? Who’s the Teacher?(2:33): Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish talk about their professional history together before appearing in the same film together for the first time in Night School.
Prom Night Revisited(3:07): Cast talk about their own prom experiences in a brief featurette.
Cap ‘n Gown ‘n Giggles(2:08): Behind the scenes filming Teddy’s speech at graduation.
Making of the Dance Battle(3:45): The cast rehearse the dance battle at prom.
Christian Chicken(0:40): Kevin Hart promotes the menu of “Christian Chicken.”
Game Over(1:46): Cast talk about the relationships between the characters played by Hart, Yvonne Orji, and Megalyn Echikuwoke.
Extended Performance “El Sueno”(2:40): Extended video version of “El Sueno” by Luis (Al Madrigal).
Feature length commentary by director Malcolm D. Lee (on both discs).
Also included is a paper insert with validation code for Movies Anywhere to watch the film on mobile devices.
Night School is a passable comedy with an excellent cast and a screenplay that squanders the opportunities of that cast performing together. There is nothing wanting with the video and audio presentations, and the special features are generous and include 2 versions of the film as well as a director commentary, deleted scenes, and other featurettes. Ratings of quality are highly subjective, and this reviewer struggled with the rating on the film, which might have been lower but for the cast. Even if the story is fairly derivative and cliché, the cast of actors may make worthwhile viewing of Night School, depending upon whether one is a fan of Hart, Haddish, and the rest.https://www.amazon.com/Night-School-Blu-ray-Kevin-Hart/dp/B07HGR7H7C/ref=sr_1_3_twi_blu_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545803658&sr=8-3&keywords=night+school+4k
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