ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH
OVERVIEW: This Fall, go back to school for hilarious and twisted fun as the dark comedy ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT arrives on DVD October 6th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A witty high school satire in the tradition of Election and Rushmore, ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT stars Mischa Barton (TV’s “The O.C.”, The Sixth Sense), Reece Thompson (Rocket Science) and Hollywood heavyweight Bruce Willis (Die Hard series, upcoming Surrogates) as the comically intense principal of St. Donovan’s, a private high school rife with mystery and a cunning student body portrayed by some of today’s hottest young stars, including, Aaron Himelstein (The Informers) and Luke Grimes (TV’s “Brothers & Sisters”). The film earned top grades from critics at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where it was praised for its clever writing, unique characters and sharp acting, notably from relative newcomer Thompson, who shines in the role of a geeky newspaper writer who uncovers a secret plot to overthrow the school president when a stack of SATs is stolen from the principal's office and a high school newspaper's cover story fingers popular class president as the prime suspect. Now, ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT arrives on DVD, plotting comic intrigue for movie lovers everywhere
How far would you go to hang with the hottest girl on campus? ASSASSINATION OF A HIGH SCHOOL PRESIDENT is an acid-tongued high-school comedy with attitude to spare, starring a sexy young cast including Mischa Barton (TV’s "The O.C.," The Sixth Sense), Reece Daniel Thompson (Rocket Science), and superstar Bruce Willis.
Sophomore newspaper reporter Bobby Funke (Thompson) is assigned to write a cover story on popular class president and top athlete. After a stack of SAT tests is stolen from the office of hard-as-nails Principal Kirkpatrick (Willis), Funke publishes an expose that names Paul as the prime suspect and suddenly, Bobby is BMOC. But when Paul’s girlfriend, sexy senior Francesca (Barton), makes a move on Bobby and even his former bullies play nice, Funke begins to doubt the star jock’s guilt and everyone else’s motives. When his investigation uncovers a campus-wide conspiracy that threatens to take down students and teachers alike, Funke must decide to tell the truth or enjoy his new stud status. Also starring Luke Grimes and Aaron Himelstein.
DVD: Assassination of a
High School President is
presented in a widescreen format with a 2.40:1 aspect ration,
preserving its original theatrical released format. The picture is complemented with an
English 5.1 Dolby digital sound, with English subtitles.
In terms of special features
the DVD doesn't include anything to get exited. It includes alternate opening sequences, extended and alternate scenes, deleted scenes and optional commentary.
After the big buzz created with
this film in last years Sundance Film Festival, I was expecting
more out of this film. It is a good satire, however while
watching it, you get the feeling that you have seen it before
which makes the film drag for the most part. In terms of the
cast Bruce Willies is the one that kept the movie interesting,
the rest is just the same old same old.
Widescreen (2.40:1) [16:9 Transfer]
5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
Alternate Opening Scenes
Deleted and Alternate Scenes
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