DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

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Re: DETENTION (2003)

Postby Scorpio on 30 May 2010, 16:52

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Re: DETENTION (2003)

Postby leigh1975 on 06 Dec 2010, 08:15

The BBFC report that Detention has finally moved from it's previous home as an MGM rental-only title in the uk to a Lionsgate release which will be sell-through;

http://www.bbfc.co.uk/CVV203712
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Re: DETENTION (2003)

Postby Jox on 17 Dec 2010, 11:35

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Re: DETENTION - Sidney J. Furie (2003)

Postby Jox on 24 Aug 2011, 23:06

Recent China release cover of DETENTION (also called over there 雷霆悍将 aka "Thunder Titans"!)
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Re: DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

Postby Jox on 13 Nov 2011, 19:09

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Re: DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

Postby Jox on 07 Apr 2012, 13:39

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Re: DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

Postby Nikolai Cherenco on 08 Apr 2012, 23:30

Cool Covers, but a bad movie. :(
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Re: DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

Postby Jox on 13 May 2012, 23:51

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Re: DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

Postby Nathan on 24 Jun 2012, 22:36

One of those Dolph movies that would have benefited from a bigger budget and better script. In fact it's kinda like an early Command Performance in the way that it has MTV style vibrant colours. Dolph would have been good to direct Detention, and it was only a year before he directed for the first time. Command Performance still ranks amongst Dolph's recent best for me and if Detention were to feature a little bit of that Dolph directing magic, it woulda been so much better.

By the way, that Chinese cover actually uses the artwork from the film SINAV which Van Damme cameoed in, they've replaced Van Damme's head with Dolph's and given him a gun - crazy!
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Re: DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

Postby Jox on 24 Jun 2012, 23:24

In order to succeed, DETENTION should have been more realistic, more dramatic, and have more believable/scary terrorists (rather than pseudo techno/punk/gooffy "baddies"). It lacks stronger emotional stakes for ordinary people/high-schoolers to be suddenly in such a situation. I haven't seen THE SUBSTITUTE but seems like it was more the direction to go. The script also lacked more rewrites, DETENTION was written in 1993 (even before the other somewhat similar movie DANGEROUS MINDS with Michelle Pfeiffer) when DIE-HARD rip-offs were legion and not much has been polished since except the addition of the prologue and minor changes
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Re: DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

Postby Nathan on 24 Jun 2012, 23:33

The script is often an issue in Dolph movies, ironically less so I feel in some of his DTV movies after 2000. One of these days I'm gonna write Dolph a script and give it to him! Producers don't think that viewers pay attention to the script in DTV action movies, but it's often the reason they feel DTV, amongst other things. We should shoot them in the bum.... :wink:
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Re: DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

Postby Kenshitora1218 on 25 Jun 2012, 15:06

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Re: DETENTION (Sidney J. Furie, 2003)

Postby Jox on 24 Jul 2012, 13:46

"Head Down" by Feebo featured on the end credits
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