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Cadillac Records [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9193295
  • Release Date: 03/10/2009
  • Rating: R
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    Cadillac Records [DVD] [2008]
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • "Playing Chess: The Making of Cadillac Records"
    • "Once Upon a Blues: Cadillac Records by Design"
    • Commentary with writer/director Darnell Martin
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Cadillac Records
    Directed by TV veteran Darnell Martin, the musical drama Cadillac Records documents the compelling true-life story of the Chicago record label that helped the world discover such legendary artists as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Chuck Berry. Founded in 1950 by Leonard Chess (Adrien Brody), Chess Records quickly gained a reputation as home to some of the most talented and influential blues artists ever to step into a recording studio. But giving these musicians an opportunity to bring their music to the world was no easy task, because along the way there was enough sex, drugs, and rock & roll to ensure that things around Chess Records never got boring. Featuring Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Gabrielle Union as Geneva Wade, Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, and Eamonn Walker as Howlin' Wolf. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Adrien Brody
      Adrien Brody - Leonard Chess
    • Jeffrey Wright
      Jeffrey Wright - Muddy Waters
    • Gabrielle Union
      Gabrielle Union - Geneva Wade
    • Beyoncé Knowles
      Beyoncé Knowles - Etta James
    • Columbus Short
      Columbus Short - Little Walter



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Movie!! For those seeking the REAL roots

      Posted
      Etto

      LOVED this movie!!! Finally, a new movie depicting the real Blues origins of rock 'n roll from the early '40's and '50's and the countless english and american guitarists and bands that it immediately inspired to copy it (i.e. Clapton, Led Zep, , Rolling Stones, & Elvis to name a few). Well acted and paced, this is a great, fun, eye-opening history education on black music in a very segregated America...before it was co-opted by more 'acceptable-looking' musicians of the time who all went on to make HUGE international names for themselves ripping off these originators (Literally. I didn't know that 'Surfin' USA' by the Beach Boys was stolen note-for-note from Chuck Berry's "Sweet 16" before this film...and that he later sued them, and won :) Jeffrey Wright is awesome as Muddy Waters...as well as Mos Def as Chuck Berry. Along with all the other amazing actors such as Adrian Brody, Cedric, and Beyonce, I'd definitely say that this movie is a 'must-see'! I'l be picking up a copy myself this week!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      historic music industry greats.

      Posted
      vicsmovies
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      love the genre, and the actors in the movie are some of my most liked. adrien brody and steven wright , I try to watch every movie their in. this was a brilliant look onto the real world of the 40's and 50's music industry as a whole and in particular , the motor city. this is a must see movie for everyone that loves music.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A 5 of 5

      Posted
      HalBoy

      Although this movie did not recoup the production costs, it received good reviews. The soundtrack and score alone is worth the price of the movie. In addition to being based on truth, great performances by Adrien Brody and Beyonce Knowles make this a compelling story. I recommend this to anyone who loved the R&B of the 50's and 60's.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Video

      Posted
      Lilmama1969
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      I've been wanting this DVD dim for some time and was pleasantly surprised to see that Best Buy had it in stock. I'm a huge fan of this movie and the soundtrack is awesome.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Speechless

      Posted
      Anonymous

      Speechless...and in awe...That's how I felt even after watching it 5 times. Amazing story. Amazing talent. Going to buy the DVD and the soundtrack. I can't get enough of this one!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

      Posted
      Tazmania8615
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      This IS A GREAT movie! the PRICE AND AVAILABILITY are awesome. The fact that you can have it mailed right to your home is a winning feature to me! Thank you!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      noel78
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      Great movie and how it talks about what happened in the music industry back then and what the artist went though.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best film I've seen

      Posted
      collie

      I truly enjoyed this movir I've waited to see for awhile and finally have and now I can't stop watching it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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