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Thursday, April 24, 2008

IT'S A BOY GIRL THING -- On June 17, Anchor Bay Entertainment Unveils the Hilarious Romantic Comedy on DVD

What If You Traded Bodies With Your Worst Enemy…of the Opposite Sex?
BURBANK, CA –Anchor Bay Entertainment is proud to release the high-jinx romantic comedy, It’s A Boy Girl Thing, on DVD June 17, 2008 (prebook May 15) starring Samaire Armstrong (“Dirty Sexy Money,” Just My Luck, “The OC,” “Entourage”), Kevin Zegers (Transamerica, Zoom) and Sharon Osbourne (“The Osbournes”). Executive produced by Elton John, It’s A Boy Girl Thing is the cute and clever story of two high school enemies who switch bodies… now she’s on the football team and he’s wearing mini skirts and make-up!

A mix of The Hot Chick and Mean Girls, It’s A Boy Girl Thing was a big success in the UK, and it looks to repeat that in North America. Sugar called it “Body Swapping Brilliant” and said, “Armstrong and Zegers are cute and charming in their respective roles.”

Adding to the fun are a great host of bonus materials including a “Making of It’s a Boy Girl Thing” behind the scenes featurette, interviews with Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers and Elton John, an interactive “Are You More Boy or Girl?” Quiz, a “History of the Aztec Statue” feature, cast bios and the original theatrical trailer.

Nell Bedworth (Armstrong) and Woody Deane (Zegers), life-long sworn enemies and next-door neighbors, wake up one morning to find they have swapped bodies. At first, they’re disturbed by the occurrence, but soon realize they can use the opportunity to ruin each other’s high school reputation! Devoting so much time and attention to each other has never been as much fun – but with each day, their hatred for each other dissipates. Suddenly, they realize they no longer hate each other, in fact, quite the contrary. Sometimes falling in love can be an out of body experience.

Directed by Nick Hurran (Little Black Book, Girls’ Night) and written by Geoff Deane (Kinky Boots), It’s A Boy Girl Thing is also produced by Steve Hamilton Shaw (Gnomeo and Juliet) and David Furnish (Gnomeo and Juliet, Billy Elliot the Musical) of Elton John’s Rocket Pictures. Martin Katz (Hotel Rwanda, Spider) of Prospero Pictures also serves as producer.

It’s a Boy Girl Thing features a hip soundtrack including a new cover of Tiffany’s ’80s hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now” performed by Girls Aloud. Other recognizable songs include “Let's Get it Started” (Black Eyes Peas), “Shake Ya Ass” (Mystikal), “Hush“ (Deep Purple) “Goodbye to Romance” (Ozzy Osbourne), “High” (James Blunt) and last but not least, “Candle in the Wind” by Elton John.

Street Date: June 17, 2008
Prebook: May 15, 2008
Format: Widescreen
Run Time: Approximately 94 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
SRP: $26.97
Genre: Comedy
Bonus Features: Are You More Boy or Girl? Quiz, A History of the Aztec Statue Feature, Behind the Scenes Featurette, Interviews with Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers and Elton John, Cast Bios, Theatrical Trailer

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