A raisin in the sun
DVD - 2018
Members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how best to use the money.
- Criterion collection ;
- Feature films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[New York, New York] :
The Criterion Collection
- Two-DVD special edition ; DVD edition ; widescreen
- Item Description
- Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer ; interview from 1961 with playwright/screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry ; new interview with Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine ; episode of Theater talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis ; excerpt from Black theatre: the making of a movement (1978), with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr. ; new interview with film scholar Mia Mask, coeditor of Poitier revisited ; interview from 2002 with director Daniel Petrie ; trailer.
- Physical Description
- 2 videodiscs (128 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
- DVD, region 1, NTSC; wide screen presentation; Dolby mono.
- Production Credits
- Music, Laurence Rosenthal ; director of photography, Charles Lawton, Jr. ; film editors, William A. Lyon, Paul Weatherwax.
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