Treasures in Black Cinema - Volume 1 (2-Sided DVD)

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 4 hours
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Image Entertainment
Packaging: Keep Case
2-Sided Disc
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Audio:
  • Mono - English
Additional Release Material:
  • Bonus Feature - 1. UP IN THE AIR (1941)

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A quartet of films hosted by "Shaft" himself, Richard Roundtree! From the birth of cinema, Hollywood produced over 500 "race films" exclusively for all-black theaters with all-black casts. Comics, cowboys and gangsters all found an easy home in these segregated cinemas, and new movie stars were born. Now you can take a close look at four unsung gems of black cinema: The Devil's Daughter (a tale of island voodoo), Gang War (warring mobsters battle for Harlem's Jukebox racket), Herb Jeffries in The Bronze Buckaroo (an all-black-cast singing cowboy Western), and finally, Mantan Moreland in a beautiful copy of Monogram's Up in the Air, a murder comedy staged at a radio station in the 1940s.

Product Description:

The four works of black cinema collected here--made by and for African Americans in the days of Hollywood segregation, and presented by Richard Roundtree (SHAFT)--include the voodoo thriller THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER, the Harlem mobster saga GANG WAR, the singing cowboy musical THE BRONZE BUCKAROO, and a dark comedy about murder at a radio station called UP IN THE AIR.

Plot Keywords:

African American Cinema | African American Culture | African Americans | Cinema | Mobsters | Murder Mysteries

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  • UPC: 014381285321
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