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SPHE Press Release: Cadillac Records (DVD/Blu-ray)


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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 20 2009 - 07:29 AM

“’Cadillac Records’ is a chart-topping hit!
Finally, a film depicting the true origins of rock and roll.”
Ken Lombardo / CBSNews.com

“As Etta James, Beyoncé turns in a riveting performance deserving of an Oscar® nomination.”
Michael Musto / The Village Voice

Oscar® Winner Adrien Brody, Golden Globe® Winner Jeffrey Wright and Golden Globe® Nominee Beyoncé Knowles Star in the Musical Biopic

CADILLAC RECORDS

Co-starring Cedric the Entertainer, Columbus Short and Mos Def

Rock n’ Roll Is Born March 10, 2009
On Blu-ray™ High-Def and DVD



Culver City, CA (1/19/09) – Witness the birth of rock and roll in the electrifying new musical biopic CADILLAC RECORDS, rolling up on Blu-ray High-Def and DVD this March 10, 2009, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Academy Award®-winner Adrien Brody1 (The Pianist, King Kong), Golden Globe® Winner Jeffrey Wright2 (TV’s “Angels in America”, Casino Royale) and Golden Globe® Nominee Beyoncé Knowles3 (Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther) lead an all-star cast in this unforgettable true story about the rise of Chess Records, home to some of America’s greatest musical legends, including Chuck Berry, Etta James and Muddy Waters. Packed with soulful performances and unforgettable musical numbers, CADILLAC RECORDS is guaranteed to have movie and music lovers everywhere clapping, tapping and rocking with delight.

CADILLAC RECORDS pulls up on Blu-ray High-Def and DVD equipped with such exciting bonus features as deleted scenes, commentary with writer/director Darnell Martin and two behind-the-scenes featurettes: “The Making of Cadillac Records” and “Once Upon a Blues: Cadillac Records by Design,” which explores the process of recreating 1950s era Chicago for the big screen. Exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc™ is an innovative new feature which lets viewers create a musical “playlist” from the film’s rocking musical numbers, which they can then email and share with friends. Priced to own at an SRP of $39.95 (Blu-ray) and $27.96 (DVD), CADILLAC RECORDS is a riveting piece of movie and music history viewers will rush to add to their collections!

Synopsis
"Cadillac Records" chronicles the rise of Leonard Chess’ (Adrien Brody) Chess Records and its recording artists including Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Little Walter (Columbus Short), Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Willie Dixon (Cedric The Entertainer) and the great Etta James (Beyoncé Knowles). In this tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in Chicago of the 1950s and 60s, the film follows the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's greatest musical legends.

CADILLAC RECORDS features an all-star supporting cast, including Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop, Madagascar), Columbus Short (This Christmas, Stomp the Yard), Emmanuelle Chriqui (You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, TV’s “Entourage”), Eamonn Walker (Lord of War, TV’s “Oz”), Gabrielle Union (The Perfect Holiday, Daddy’s Little Girls) and Mos Def (The Italian Job, Brown Sugar). Its soundtrack includes the 2008 Golden Globe® nominated song “Once in a Lifetime,” performed by Beyoncé Knowles. The film was released by TriStar Pictures and has a run time of approximately 109 minutes. The film is rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality. CADILLAC RECORDS was written and directed by Darnell Martin, whose previous credits include the Emmy® nominated television movie “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” starring Halle Berry, and the feature film I Like It Like That, for which she received the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best New Director in 1995. In addition, Ms. Martin has directed episodes of such popular television series as “E.R.”,”Grey’s Anatomy” and “Law & Order.”

DVD and Blu-ray High-Def Bonus Material
· Deleted Scenes
· “The Making of Cadillac Records” Featurette
· “Once Upon a Blues: Cadillac Records by Design” – Featurette on wardrobe and production design
· Commentary with Writer/Director Darnell Martin

Also, Only on Blu-ray High-Def
· Create an interactive song playlist to email and share with friends!


DVD Catalog #: 29466
UPC Code: 0-43396-29466-0
SLP: $27.96

Blu-ray Disc™ Catalog #: 30393
UPC Code: 0-43396-30393-5
SLP: $39.95
Order Date For All: 2/5/09

 

Ronald J Epstein
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