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Overall B

Two colleges face each other on a football field. Looking eye to eye, these opponents know each other well, and will ultimately meet again at the end of the movie for that final climatic scene. But instead of throwing footballs, these players are blowing tubas and pounding drums in this film about marching band rivalries.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 or innuendo and language.


The most recent home video release of this movie is January 27, 2008. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 29 January 2008

Strike up the band with this Special Edition DVD release of Drumline. Bonus materials marching along include a commentary by director Charles Stone III and deleted scenes (with optional director’s commentary). Featurettes take a deeper look at Half-Time Heroes, The Real Battle of the Bands and the Anatomy of a Drumline. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Surround 5.1) as well as Spanish and French (Dolby Surround), with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.

27 January 2009: DRUMLINE SPECIAL EDITION releases on Blu-ray. Including all the bonus materials available on the DVD version, this disc also offers deleted scenes (with optional director’s commentary). The movie is presented in widescreen with 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English) and 5.1 Dolby Digital (French and Spanish).


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DVD Notes: Drumline: Special Edition