- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 1, 2014
- Originally Released: 2012
- Label: MVD VISUAL
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Extended interviews
- Live performance from the Royal Albert Hall 2011
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 12/01/2012
4 stars out of 5 -- "Morgan Freeman's wise drawl underscores this tribute to blues icon Riley 'B.B.' King, whose extraordinary life is recounted by first-time director Jon Brewer."
Description by OLDIES.com:
The only documentary ever done on the last of the blues legends. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, directed by Jon Brewer; this visually stunning film has an astounding list of contributors: Bono, Eric Clapton, Bruce Willis, Bonnie Raitt, Dr John , Keith Richards, Bill Wyman plus appearances by Mick Jagger and President Obama. This is a no holds barred, powerful feature that explores how a black cotton picker from Mississippi turned his life around, battled against all the odds and unrelenting racism to overcome even the toughest critics.
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, B.B. KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY features the legendary bluesman and guitarists opening up about his very difficult childhood, and explaining how his early struggles helped shape his musical output.