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Soul Food [Director's Edition] [DVD] [1997]

SKU:5379967
Release Date:04/03/2001
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George Tillman's heartwarming, culinary-oriented family drama Soul Food comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, the original theatrical trailer, and a handful of recipes from the Soul Food cookbook. This is a very good release from 20th Century Fox that offers a great-looking and sounding film, while also providing an entertaining and original extra feature.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1)
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene selection
    • Director's commentary
    • Original theatrical trailers
    • Audio: English 5.1 surround, English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish
    • Excerpts from the Soul Food cook book
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Soul Food
    This hit domestic comedy-drama concerned the fortunes of an extended African-American family recalled through the eyes of young narrator Ahmad (Brandon Hammond). Ahmad's world revolves around his grandmother, Big Mama Joseph (Irma P. Hall) and her three daughters: workaholic attorney Teri (Vanessa Williams), newlywed salon owner Bird (Nia Long), and Ahmad's housewife mom, Maxine (Vivica A. Fox). Each sister is in turmoil. Teri has lost patience for her husband Miles (Michael Beach), who wants to quit the law and take up music. Bird doesn't realize that her husband Lem (Mekhi Phifer) is about to be humiliated by her ex-boyfriend (Mel Jackson). And while Maxine's relationship with her husband Kenny (Jeffrey D. Sams) is going well, her relationship with her jealous sister Teri needs fixing. These conflicts boil over at Big Mama's traditional Sunday dinners, where the matriarch plays peacemaker. The ritual faces extinction, however, when Big Mama suffers a stroke -- but Ahmad is waiting in the wings to take her place. Soul Food launched the directing career of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native George Tillman, Jr., who based the script on his own family experiences. In the summer of 2000, Soul Food was spun off into a cable TV series. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Vanessa Williams
      Vanessa Williams - Teri
    • Vivica A. Fox
      Vivica A. Fox - Maxine
    • Nia Long
      Nia Long - Bird
    • Michael Beach
      Michael Beach - Miles
    • Mekhi Phifer
      Mekhi Phifer - Lem




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