It's Black Entertainment [DVD] [1999]

This documentary charts the rise of African-Americans in the entertainment industry. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include interviews with Little Richard, Billy Dee Williams, Whitney Houston, and others, as well as biographies of the performers featured in the film. This is a solid release from Showtime that will be of interest to any pop culture or African-American history buff.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Detailed biographies
  • In-Depth artist interviews with Whitney Houston
  • Debbie Allen
  • Quincy Jones
  • Little Richard
  • Billy Dee Williams
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Gregory Hines
  • Previously un-released footage
  • Spanish language tracks
  • Closed captioning
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

It's Black Entertainment!
Host Vanessa Williams takes audiences on a tour through decades of African-American music and dance -- and explores their influences on the film industry. This made-for-TV special, which includes a historical retrospective of a number of American movies, features interviews with such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Ice-T, Spike Lee, and Russell Simmons. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Vanessa Williams
    Vanessa Williams - Host
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