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It's Black Entertainment [DVD] [1999]

Release Date:07/17/2001
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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    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


    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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