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Malcolm X
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Spike Lee


Spike Lee brings the life of African-American leader Malcolm X (an intense Denzel Washington in an Oscar-nominated performance) to the big screen in this sprawling, epic biographical drama. Born Malcolm Little, son of a Nebraska preacher, on May 19, 1925, he became one of the most militant leaders and charismatic spokesmen of the black liberation movement before his assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965. The film sweeps through his early life as a small-time hustler and thief with his friend Shorty (Lee), his conversion to Islam in jail, and his subsequent life as a controversial spiritual leader and husband of Betty Shabazz (Angela Bassett). Malcolm's tragic assassination is presented as a conspiracy of Nation of Islam leaders; the film shows how his philosophy has been realized in the lives of others who have been moved by his words. Filmed with great visual flair by Lee, the film is a work of entertainment as much as it is a historical artifact. Washington captures the spiritual conversion of the hero with a sincerity that is entirely as believable and ultimately moving as it was in the book that inspired the film, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 201 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1992

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Dual Layer

Audio:

Dolby Digital 5.1 - English

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Director

Spike Lee

Star(s)

Al Freeman

Star(s)

Delroy Lindo

Star(s)

Kate Vernon

Star(s)

Spike Lee

Star(s)

Theresa Randle

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Brendan Kelly

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Press

"...Triumphant....Denzel Washington gives the performance of the year..."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"...Washington's great performance dominates....MALCOLM X conveys its subject's magnetism and lifelong evolution, while forever synergizing its lead performer and his role..." -- 4 out of 4 stars

- Mike Clark, USA Today

 

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