Daniel Petrie’s 1961, A Raisin in the Sun, is brilliant cinema.
I tried to see it theatrically when I was a teen, but missed the final ten minutes or so, as their was a racial altercation in the theater, and police were called in.
I actually didn’t finally see the entire film until the ’80s in non-theatrical, 16mm.
It was a riveting film then, and now.
Everything about it, especially the brilliant acting, has seldom been seen better.
It is that good.
Columbia has licensed the film to Criterion, which has taken Columbia’s gorgeous new HD master, added some extraordinary special features, and offered it to the public.
Gorgeous black & white as photographed by Charles Lawton, Jr., with an image harvested and presented to absolutely perfection.
You need to own this one.
Image – 5
Audio – 5
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from DVD – Absolutely
Very Highly Recommended