Director Joseph Kahn’s Comedy Detention Head to DVD This July

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Josh Hutcherson in Detention (2011) Movie Image

I’m not sure how, but I missed director Joseph Kahn’s horror/comedy “Detention” when it enjoyed a limited theatrical run back in April. And that’s a shame, because I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. The only thing that worries me: Brent review. I respect the guy’s opinion immensely, and he hasn’t steered me wrong yet. However, this is one I think I need to see for myself, as my tolerance for this kind of spoof is surprisingly high. Thankfully, I’ll have a chance to see the film when it hits DVD and Blu-ray this summer.

Anyway, drag your eyes across this excerpt from the press release:

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 31st from 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.

In addition to the film, the DVD will also contain a feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary entitled “Cheat Mode: The Unbelievably Mind Melting Making of Detention”. Blu-ray owners get a few extra featurettes, including a bit involving Dane Cook and his wacky goof-ups. If that’s a selling point, maybe I’m better off skipping this one altogether. Yikes.

“Detention” arrives July 31st, 2012. Read Brent’s review by clicking here.

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Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)