Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand January 3 #middleschoolmovie


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"A fun, rebellious romp that celebrates creativity and outside-the-box thinking"
– Katie Walsh, LA Times 


The Best-Selling Book Series Comes Alive on Digital HD December 20 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD January 3from Lionsgate



SANTA MONICA, CA (November 15, 2016) – The New York Times best-selling series by James Patterson breaks all the rules when Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life arrives on Digital HD December 20 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand January 3 from Lionsgate and CBS Films. This hilarious, family-friendly leap from the page to the big screen stars Griffin Gluck (Batman vs. Robin) alongside Lauren Graham (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), Rob Riggle (The Hangover), Thomas Barbusca (TV’s “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Andy Daly (Semi-Pro), Adam Pally (Dirty Grandpa), Isabela Moner (TV’s “100 Things to Do Before High School”), Isabella Amara (The Boss) and Alexa Nisenson (TV’s “Constantine”.)


Rafe has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to a rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do’s and don’ts, Rafe and his best friend Leo hatch a plan to expose the principal by breaking every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. As the principal strikes back, Rafe’s world, at home and at school, explodes into hilarious chaos (both real and imagined) in this laugh-filled family comedy based on James Patterson’s best-selling book series. 

The Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life home entertainment release special features include four behind-the-scenes featurettes, a hilarious gag reel plus four deleted scenes, including one hilarious animated sequence. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is directed by Steve Carr with screenplay by Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer and Kara Holden. Executive produced by James Patterson and Steve Bowen. Produced by Leopoldo Gout and Bill Robinson. 



BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
·       “That Middle School Life” Featurette
·       “Middle School = The Worst / Making Movies = The Best” Featurette
·       “The Wedgie Wheel” Featurette
·       “Yolo: Behind Operation Rafe” Featurette
·       Gag Reel
·       Deleted Scenes


PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life © 2016 CBS Films Inc. and JBP Business LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG for Rude Humor Throughout, Language and Thematic Elements
Genre: Kids & Family, Comedy, Animation
Closed-Captioned: NA  
Blu-ray Subtitles: Spanish, English and English SDH  
DVD Subtitles: Spanish, English and English SDH    
Feature Run Time: 92 Minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.39:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.39:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS HD Master AudioTM, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English 2.0 DTS Digital Surround Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio  

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