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King: The Martin Luther King Story [DVD] [1978]

  • SKU: 26267161
  • Release Date: 01/27/2015
  • Rating: NR
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Recreating history: the making of King (15:30)
    • In conversation with Abby Mann & Tony Bennett (18:57)
    • The Struggle (19:55)
    • The Civil Rights Movement (19:26)

    Synopsis


    King: The Martin Luther King Story
    King: The Martin Luther King Story originated as a three-part miniseries, first telecast February 12, 13 and 14, 1978. Paul Winfield is starred as Martin Luther King, with Cicely Tyson as Coretta Scott King. The film covers the years 1954 through 1968, taking Rev. King from his first peaceful protests against segregation in Montgomery to his murder in Memphis. Scenarist/director Daniel Mann came under fire in 1978 for his adaptation of King's life, and for once the critics were right. Despite Winfield's masterful and accurate portrayal of King, the rest of the 6-hour drama compromises the truth with the hokiest of fabrications. Just a few examples: Sheriff "Bull" Connor's men walk out on him en masse when he threatens to hose down black schoolchildren; Mayor Daley warns King against protesting in Chicago, saying "We have a reputation to protect; this is the home of Al Capone"; King has a friendly meeting with Malcolm X in 1966, a full year after Malcolm X was killed....and so it goes. Martin Luther King certainly deserved a superior mini-series. Perhaps some day he'll get one. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ernie Banks
      Ernie Banks
    • Roscoe Lee Browne
      Roscoe Lee Browne
    • Lonny Chapman
      Lonny Chapman
    • Cliff De Young
      Cliff De Young
    • Art Evans
      Art Evans



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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Posted
      Afckicks
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This movie is by far the best told story of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Acting is great,and clarity of the Blu-ray makes the picture even better.This surpasses the most recent movie selma.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

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      Derrick
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is by far one of the best told stories,of Dr. Martin Luther King.The movie May be older,but is excellent movie to have on blu ray.this movies surpasses the modern film Selma.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!!

      Posted
      Chyna1
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Love blu-ray movies!! Very clear and crisp. Thanks!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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