- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 26, 2010
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Deleted scenes
- Commentary with director Jeffrey Levy-Hinte & music/festival producer Stewart Levine
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Fania All Stars,
The Crusaders &
Jeffrey Levy Hinte
Paul Goldsmith &
Leon Gast &
Hollywood Reporter - 02/06/2009
"[T]he lively documentary SOUL POWER manages to find a fresh new angle on an event that's become such a nostalgic landmark in popular culture..."
Total Film - 06/23/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "Jeffrey Levy-Hinte's documentary is uproarious and uplifting....A worthy companion piece to WHEN WE WERE KINGS..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/17/2009
"What's infectious in SOUL POWER is the almost shocking optimism of its America-meets-Africa '70s world-beat vibe." -- Grade: B
Los Angeles Times - 07/14/2009
"[V]ibrant and joyous....Excellent cameramen, often right on stage, captured the sheer joy of performance in a way that has rarely been so beautifully done."
New York Times - 07/10/2009
"[An] extravagantly entertaining documentary, assembled by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte from a trove of hundreds of hours of footage captured by some of the world's finest cinéma vérité camera operators..."
USA Today - 07/10/2009
"When focused on the musical performances and the surroundings of its setting in Zaire, SOUL POWER is potent indeed....The concert footage is mesmerizing..."
A.V. Club - 07/09/2009
"SOUL POWER combines electrifying performances from King, Brown, and The Spinners with behind-the-scenes footage of the performers in Zaire and the always-magnetic Muhammad Ali goofing around."
Box Office - 07/10/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "The behind the scenes record of the event is fascinating....As a document of a once in a lifetime event, SOUL POWER delivers sensationally..."
Wall Street Journal - 07/10/2009
"SOUL POWER is marvelous, and no wonder -- among the performers in this concert film are James Brown, B.B. King, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba and Celia Cruz, all at the peak of their powers."
Uncut - 07/24/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he performances are intense, uplifting and beautifully shot."
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