‘Ping Pong Summer’ Bounces On Blu-ray This Summer

Ping Pong SummerAlthough we kind of fell out of touch a few years back, I still consider him my dear friend in the movie business who I strive and emulate to be one day and of course look up to.  The man I’m talking about is the man of the hour here, Marcus Dean Fuller.  You may know him from my interview with him here and review of his phenomenal debut feature over here.  Well the man is back in the producer’s chair this time!  Maybe next time he’ll pick one of my scripts (and I’ll keep trying), but for now I am eager as hell to check out Ping Pong Summer.  It’ has gotten some rave reviews and unfortunately I was not able to break away from work to check it out during SXSW or else I would have seen it already.  With all the big names in the is one and erring on the side of caution (knowing the quality Marcus gets behind), I already have no doubts that this is a bonafide winner!  But oh yeah!  I almost forgot.  This is coming to Blu-ray in August!  Find out more below!

Los Angeles, CA (June 18, 2014) — Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce that audiences can bring home the funky, fresh coming-of-age comedy, Ping Pong Summer on DVD and Blu-Ray™ starting August 5, 2014.  Directed by Michael Tully (Septien, Cocaine Angel), the film features heartfelt performances from an outstanding ensemble cast including Academy Award® winner Susan SarandonLea Thompson (Back to the Future, ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth”) John Hannah, (The Mummy, Four Weddings and a Funeral)Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy, Amazon’s “Alpha House”), and Robert Longstreet (Pineapple Express, Take Shelter). The nostalgic ‘80’s comedy opened in theaters nationwide and On Demand June 6, 2014.

The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy, 13-year-old white kid obsessed with two things: Ping-Pong and hip-hop. During his family’s annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door neighbor. Ping Pong Summer is about that time in your life when you’re treated like an alien by everyone around you, even though you know—deep down—you’re as funky fresh as it gets.

Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty raves that Ping Pong Summer is “guaranteed to make you smile,” and Glenn Heath Jr. of Slant Magazine hails the film “A heartfelt retro flashback.” The film has a run time of 92 minutes and is not rated.


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