- May 22, 1999
- Real Name
I've been anxious for an upgrade for this wonderful, Oscar-nominated film ever since the crumby DVD came out, which is way-y too soft to really enjoy (borderline blurry, in fact). There are so many films like this that are great family films, superbly-acted, having layers of meaning (others would include A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA and WHERE THE LILIES BLOOM) that are just sitting in someone's vaults, not seeing the light of a truly fine high-def transfer. And don't confuse the gorgeous 1972 original of SOUNDER (distributed by Fox back then, but with someone else now) with the 2003 Disney t.v. movie remake, mistakenly cited above. You want the one with the heartbreaking performance by Cicely Tyson, who was so powerful in THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN. Accept no substitutes!I just learned of a highly acclaimed movie, Sounder (1972) and it seems very interesting.
Unfortunately I see the last DVD was released by Disney in 2003.
So unless another studio has the rights now, we'll never see a Bluray!