Beloved

Closed Capationed Starring: Oprah Winfrey & Danny Glover Director: Jonathan Demme  Rated: R: Restricted
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
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  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Packaging: Keep case
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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 10/29/1998
"...[A] film of shocking immediacy and surpassing tenderness..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/16/1999
"...Grab[s] you by the throat....In a just world, both Newton and Elise would have vied for Best Supporting Actress..."
USA Today - 10/16/1998
"...Expressionistic photography, meticulous editing and one of the year's most memorable scores..."
Premiere - 10/01/1998
"...[Winfrey has] assembled everything perfectly..."
New York Times - 10/16/1998
"...[A] transfixing, deeply felt adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel....Mr. Demme succeeds uncannily well in bringing the novel's pulse to the screen..."
Box Office - 12/01/1998
"...Morrison's wrenching story has been filmed with remarkable skill and restraint..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/16/1998
"...Newton hits the right unnerving notes with her work here....Her Beloved is a truly disconcerting, unfathomable presence....It gives the film the critical sense of unease the book has..."

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Beloved

Oprah Winfrey (THE COLOR PURPLE) and Danny Glover (LETHAL WEAPON IV, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS) play the unforgettable lead roles in a powerful, widely acclaimed cinematic triumph from Jonathan Demme -- the Academy Award(R)-winning director of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. On a difficult journey to find freedom, Sethe (Winfrey) is constantly confronted by the secrets that have haunted her for years. Then, an old friend from out of her past (Glover) unexpectedly reenters her life. With his help, Sethe may finally be able to rediscover who she is and regain her lost sense of hope. Also featuring outstanding performances from Thandie Newton (GRIDLOCK'D) and Lisa Gay Hamilton (TV's THE PRACTICE) -- you'll agree with critics everywhere who've hailed this landmark adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel as one of the year's finest films!

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Beloved
Oprah Winfrey (THE COLOR PURPLE) and Danny Glover (LETHAL WEAPON IV, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS) play the unforgettable lead roles in a powerful, widely acclaimed cinematic triumph from Jonathan Demme -- the Academy Award(R)-winning director of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. On a difficult journey to find freedom, Sethe (Winfrey) is constantly confronted by the secrets that have haunted her for years. Then, an old friend from out of her past (Glover) unexpectedly reenters her life. With his help, Sethe may finally be able to rediscover who she is and regain her lost sense of hope. Also featuring outstanding performances from Thandie Newton (GRIDLOCK'D) and Lisa Gay Hamilton (TV's THE PRACTICE) -- you'll agree with critics everywhere who've hailed this landmark adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel as one of the year's finest films!

Plot Synopsis:

Jonathan Demme directs this sumptuous dark drama based on Toni Morrison's award-winning novel of the same name. The story exposes the events that transpire when a stranger named Beloved mysteriously appears on the Ohio land occupied by a former slave named Sethe and her daughter, Denver. When her arrival begins to stir memories of the past and strange occurrences begin to unfold, the truth of her identity eventually surfaces, throwing their lives into chaos.

Plot Keywords:

Based On A Novel | Slavery | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 8, 1998.

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