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Mario Van Peeples' "Posse" Coming Out On Blu-Ray June 7th

  • By Sergio
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  • May 29, 2011 1:35 AM
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In retrospect, Mario Van Peeples' Posse is sort of like Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna. In other words, here was finally the film you'd been dying for - a traditional Hollywood period genre movie based on a real event, that was an answer to all those similar Hollywood films which failed to address the fact that black people had been heavily involved historically with the certain event.
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"Don't Be A Menace" Etc Etc Etc... Coming to Blu-Ray For Some Reason...

  • By Sergio
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  • May 23, 2011 3:32 AM
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  • 6 Comments
I am a full blown, hard core blu-ray convert, and there are SO many films I'm still waiting for to come out on blu-ray, like Michael Mann's Thief, Lawrence of Arabia, William Friedkin's terribly underrated Sorcerer , and there's that blu-ray of Spike Lee's Malcolm X that was supposed to come out in January, but was pulled at the last minute, because of the music clearing rights issue.
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New On DVD - "Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench" (Jazz-Themed Musical Romance)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2011 7:47 AM
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New on DVD this week... a film we've given a bit of ink to on Shadow and Act (on the old website anyway).
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Africa First Shorts Digital Download Available Now, DVD Coming Soon

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 28, 2011 5:35 AM
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Africa First: Volume One, the first in a series of short film collections from some of Africa’s most compelling new talent, is now available for digital download, and will be available on DVD May 10th.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor's BBC Noir Thriller "The Shadow Line" Gets TV & DVD Release Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 28, 2011 2:40 AM
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That new Chiwetel Ejiofor BBC serial noir thriller centered on a murder of a drug baron now has an official TV debut as well as a DVD release date.

"Master Harold and the Boys" with Ving Rhames Finally Gets Release

  • By Jasmin
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  • April 27, 2011 4:47 AM
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In case you haven't had your fill of seeing the bond between black servants and their white employers on screen, Master Harold... and the Boys, starring Ving Rhames, will see its release in theaters this May, followed by a home video run beginning July 5th.
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"Boyz N The Hood" Coming Out On Blu-ray DVD In July

  • By Sergio
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  • April 26, 2011 4:15 AM
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So while we're waiting for Warner Home Video to resolve that pesky annoying music clearance rights situation which has stalled the previously scheduled blu-ray DVD release of Spike Lee's Malcolm X ,which we reported was supposed to come out this past January, Sony has announced today that they will be releasing John Singleton's first feature Boyz N' The Hood in the blu-ray format in July.
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"A Screaming Man" ("Un Homme Qui Crie") Coming Out On DVD This Summer

  • By Sergio
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  • April 21, 2011 2:00 AM
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Anyone who's a regular reader of Shadow And Act knows how we feel about Mahamet-Saleh Haroun's magnificent film A Screaming Man (Un Homme qui crie).
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New On DVD – “If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise” (Plus Spike Will Be Signing Copies)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2011 3:21 AM
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Need I say more? Spike Lee's follow-up to When The Levees Broke, titled, If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise, is now officially available on DVD. I don't see any info regarding a Blu-ray release.
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