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USA drama 1995 color 119 min.
Director: Allen and Albert Hughes
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2 discs, catalog # CC1453L

Albert and Allen Hughes have brought a raw, edgy, urban sophistication to two complex narratives, deftly reconfiguring genres to reflect the social and political realities of the inner city. Working on their first special edition, they told us they first learned their craft from Martin Scorsese, listening to his Criterion commentaries. Here they return the favor, sharing their filmmaking experiences for future generations.

The Hughes Brothers' groundbreaking thriller is one of the few major Hollywood films to deal head on with the African-American experience in Vietnam. The story--about a Bronx youth who spirals tragically downward from dreams of a good life to two harrowing tours of duty in Vietnam and finally a life of crime--is underscored with a stirring soundtrack of late '60s and early '70s hits.

Criterion's edition includes:

  • Dolby AC-3® soundtrack
  • Commentary by the Hughes Brothers, Dr. Todd Boyd, cinematographer Lisa Rinzler, stars Larenz Tate and Keith David, and Ari Merretazon
  • Deleted scenes
  • The theatrical trailer
  • The electronic press kit, including a promotional featurette
  • Storyboards
  • Costume slides
  • Set designs
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Sketches
  • Dr. Boyd's guide to "Blaxploitation" films
  • An epilogue to the story: The real Anthony, Ari Merretazon today
  • Closed captioning

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