Malcolm X [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Malcolm X [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
, Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
, Al Freeman Jr.
Al Freeman Jr.
, Delroy Lindo
Delroy Lindo
, Albert Hall
Albert Hall
Malcolm X [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Malcolm X [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
, Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
, Al Freeman Jr.
Al Freeman Jr.
, Delroy Lindo
Delroy Lindo
, Albert Hall
Albert Hall

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / 2 PACK)

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Overview

Spike Lee's comprehensive film biography of the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X is much more than the depiction of a great man's life. It is a film that shows, through the powerful story of one man, a person's ability to reinvent himself and change his life. It is fueled by a towering, charismatic performance by Denzel Washington as Malcolm X (Washington had previously played Malcolm in the early 1980s in an off-Broadway play, When the Chickens Come Home To Roost). The film breaks Malcolm X's life down into three acts. The first deals with the troubled childhood of Malcolm Little, whose father is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan and whose mother is institutionalized for insanity. Malcolm grows up and gets a job as a Pullman porter, calling himself Detroit Red. Getting involved with Harlem gangster West Indian Archie (Delroy Lindo), Malcolm finds himself in prison. The second section follows his life in prison, where a fellow inmate, Baines (Albert Hall), introduces him to the teachings of the Nation of Islam. The third section follows Malcolm's religious conversion as a messianic disciple of the Honorable Elijah Mohammed (Al Freeman Jr.). During this fervent immersion into the Nation of Islam, he becomes an incendiary speaker for the movement and marries Betty Shabazz (Angela Bassett). Malcolm X preaches a doctrine of hate against the white man, but a pilgrimage to Mecca softens his beliefs and he endeavors to break free of the strict dogma of the Nation of Islam, with tragic results.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2022
UPC: 0715515279314
Original Release: 1992
Rating: PG-13
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Language: English
Time: 3:21:00
Sales rank: 9,693
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