- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Label: Columbia Tri-Star
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Triple Feature. GLORY - The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, Glory stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Oscar-winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor) is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts. DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS - African-American director Carl Franklin (ONE FALSE MOVE) brings Walter Mosley's crime series to life with this thriller. It's 1948 in L.A., and Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins (Denzel Washington) is a black man who just lost his job and is in dire need of money. He has no experience as a private eye, but accepts a job from a seedy man (Tom Sizemore) to find the missing mistress (Jennifer Beals) of a powerful mayoral candidate. Rawlins is drawn into a complex racially-charged web of political intrigue, double-crosses, blackmail, and mysterious deaths. With the aid of his trigger-happy friend Mouse (Don Cheadle), Easy must rely on his instincts and detective skills to not only solve the case, but also to save his life. A SOLDIER'S STORY - Tensions flare in this gripping film about a murder on a black army base near the end of World War II. Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.), a proud black army attorney, is sent to Fort Neal, Louisiana to investigate the ruthless shooting death of Sergeant Waters (Adolph Caesar). Through interviews with Sarge's men, Davenport learns that he was a vicious man who served the white world and despised his own roots. Was the killer a bigoted white officer? Or could he have been a black soldier embittered by Waters' constant race baiting? Directed by Norman Jewison from Charles Fuler's Pulitzer Prize- winning play, A SOLDIER'S STORY is both a spellbinding mystery and a superb drama that transcends race.