Three O’Clock High (1987) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

Three O’Clock High (1987) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

Three O’Clock High (1987) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)

📅11 November 2017, 02:50

Three O’Clock High (1987) (Collector’s Edition) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Phil Joanou
Starring: Casey Siemaszko, Annie Ryan, Richard Tyson
Rated: PG-13/Region A/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Shout Select

The new kid, Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson, Kindergarten Cop), is rumored to have a violent history and Jerry Mitchell (Casey Siemaszko, Young Guns) has been tasked with getting to the bottom of it for the school paper. Desperate to get out of writing the story, Jerry accidentally angers Buddy and earns himself a date with Buddy’s fists later that day. Can Jerry escape his parking lot date with destiny? Find out at Three O’Clock High.

Three O’clock High is one of those light-hearted teen comedies from the 80’s that I consider being rather simple but really effective. It is a plot that takes place in one single day in a high school out in California in what I believe was probably around 1986 or 1987. Our leading man named Jerry has things going south for him from the start but things really get messed up when he accidentally upsets a new kid in school named Buddy who has a reputation for beating up everyone and causing all sorts of trouble. He challenged Jerry to a fight at 3 and the rest of the movie is us watching them cross paths throughout the day and watching Jerry trying to get out of the fight. This leads to lots of hilarious stuff that legit had me laughing out loud. You just don’t see movies that can do that make often these days and it didn’t take long for me to realize why Shout put this in their Shout Select line.

There are a few faces people will remember and recognize when they watch this movie. Our bully is played by Richard Tyson. We got Jeffrey Tambor in here and even Mitch Pileggi from Wes Craven’s Shocker to name a few. It is just the right cast and the right characters mixed with the right plot and the right tone. I’ve been late to the party on a number of 80’s teen comedies and I think if you are in the same boat as I was then this is a good one to check out and see how well you like it for yourself. It looks good, it is good, and it comes with an audio commentary and some interviews in the extras section. All around it is a great release from Shout for a great movie that I had no idea about until this release.

Extras

– NEW Audio Commentary With Director Phil Joanou
– NEW “Head Of The Class” – An Interview With Phil Joanou
– NEW “Passing the Test” – Interviews With Screenwriters Richard Christian Matheson And Tom Szollosi
– NEW “School Clothes” – An Interview With Costume Designer Jane Ruhm
– Theatrical Trailer
– Still Gallery

Quality of Transfer: 90%

 

 

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