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Name: CRITERION COLLECTION
Number: CRRN3190BR

CLAUDINE (1974) (BLU-RAY)
Starring:  James Earl Jones, Diahann Carroll, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs
Directed By:  John Berry

Diahann Carroll is radiant in an unforgettable, Oscar-nominated performance as Claudine, a strong-willed single mother, raising six kids in Harlem, whose budding relationship with a gregarious garbage collector (an equally fantastic James Earl Jones) is stressed by the difficulty of getting by in an oppressive system. As directed by the formerly blacklisted leftist filmmaker John Berry, this romantic comedy with a social conscience deftly balances warm humor with a serious look at the myriad issues—from cycles of poverty to the indignities of the welfare system—that shape its characters’ realities. The result is an empathetic chronicle of both Black working-class struggle and Black joy, a bittersweet, bighearted celebration of family and community set to a sunny soul soundtrack composed by Curtis Mayfield and performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips.

SPECIAL FEATURES
New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Audio commentary from 2003 featuring actors Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs; filmmaker George Tillman Jr.; and Dan Pine, son of screenwriters Lester Pine and Tina Pine
New conversation on the film between filmmaker Robert Townsend and programmer Ashley Clark
Illustrated audio excerpts from a 1974 AFI Harold Lloyd Master Seminar featuring Carroll
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by critic Danielle A. Jackson
New illustration and design by Alphaville

RUN TIME: 92 minutes
COLOR: Color
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1
LANGUAGE: English
GENRE: Comedy; Crime; Romance

  
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