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An Emotional and Startling Film from Beginning to End with HOTEL MUMBAI

 

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Jeri Jacquin

Coming to theatres from writer/director Anthony Maras and Bleeker Street comes the terrifying attack on the crown jewel of India with HOTEL MUMBAI.

It is 2008 and Arjun (Dev Patel) is a husband and father who works at the Taj Hotel. His boss Chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and hotel butler Jamon (Alex Pinder) strives to each employee that the hotel has a reputation so the staff must constantly strive for perfection. Stressing that whatever a guest needs is what a guest gets.

Arriving for their stay are couple Zahra (Nazanin Boniadi) and husband David (Armie Hammer) along with their baby and nanny Sally (Tilda Cobham-Hervey). Also Vasili (Jason Isaacs), a Russian who owns a company and knows how to enjoy himself arrives with many more guests checking in.

What no one in Mumbai knows is that a group of men led on the phone by the Bull has a plan for the city. Imran (Amandeep Singh), Abdullah (Suhail Nayyar), Houssam (Manoj Mehra), Rashid (Dinesh Kumar), Ismail (Amriptal Singh) and Ajmal (Kapil Netra) are about to wreak havoc.

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Beginning with a restaurant the shooting starts and no one is spared, and as the gunman run, again they shoot and this time at police. The crowd starts running and come to the doors of the Taj Hotel. Begging to be let in, what they don’t know is that the gunman are among them.

Within minutes the hotel is under siege as Oberoi tries to get as many guests as possible into a room where Arjun helps all he can. From the reception desk and going room to room, the gunman are indiscriminate and unstoppable. Eating at the hotel restaurant, David, Zahra and Vasili hit the floor and remain quiet but Zahra is frantic that the nanny Sally and her baby don’t know what’s coming.

The gunman are guided by their constant telephone calls from the Bull who keep the frenzy going. Police can only sit by and watch helplessly as most of their force has been killed and the Special Forces are coming from Delhi.

The survivors must work together under the most unimaginable horror to survive and save as many as they can.

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Patel as Arjun portrays such a humble man who wants to do a good job. It doesn’t help that on this particular day he has footwear issues. He immediately goes into his job and is pleasant, knowledgeable and very endearing. That is what Patel does, he takes a character like Arjun and gives him such relatability and heart and in a second has a role in THE WEDDING GUEST and turns into something completely different. In HOTEL MUMBAI he puts himself second, third and fourth sometimes and always ahead of everyone else. The final scene with Patel just tore me up. THAT is how good Patel is on the screen.

Kher as Oberoi is the father figure of the hotel and his staff listens to him. Doing his best to keep everyone calm and, more importantly, quiet, he never forgets to treat them with dignity (even if some fly off the hinges). Pinder as Jamon has a small role but he constantly reminds everyone that the Taj Hotel is home to the staff and they will defend it.

Boniadi as Zahra is a mother who is going to do anything for her child and husband. Her  plans are daring, dangerous and actually made me catch my breath a time or two. Hammer as David wants to bring the family back together which means finding a way to get back up to their room without the gunman discovering him.

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Isaac as Vasili is a Russian who isn’t afraid of the gunman but knows not to tangle with them either. He takes a protective role for Zahra when she needs it most. He usually is a good guy or a bad guy but in this role he has the opportunity to be both but has his reasons.

Singh, Nayyar, Mehra, Kumar and Amriptal Singh have the most difficult of all roles in this film. As the gunman they are wrapped up tightly in this story with their weapons and their belief that the voice of Bull is guiding them correctly. When I say this isn’t an easy role I absolutely mean it. From the moment the first shots are fired, these characters are going to be absolutely disgusted by anyone viewing the film. Of course that is the point but man it takes some acting guts to put yourselves in a role that even though absolutely necessary to the story.

Other cast include Adithi Kalkunte as Simple, Vipin Sharma as Dilip, Gaurav Paswala as Sanjay, Natasha Bordizzo as Bree, Angus McLaren as Eddie, Chantal Contouri as Mrs. Karvelas, Carmen Duncas as Lady Wynn and Sachin Joab as Vijay.

FINAL WORD: To the actors may I say a heartfelt thank you. This is not an easy story to tell, nor could it have been easy to put on film, yet you all took a leap of belief that it is a story that needed to be told. To the writers John Collee and Anthony Masas, it is important that HOTEL MUMBAI not be sugar coated and you both wrote that extraordinarily well.

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This is based on true events and no event could have been more terrifying than this one. We all know a little of the story that comes out from the news but until the details are put in front of you it is quite easy to forget. I do not think I will ever now forget what happened at the Taj Hotel. There have only been a handful of true event films that have hit me hard and the hardest was the 2012 film THE IMPOSSIBLE.

I can honestly say that now, said film will have to share the top spot with HOTEL MUMBAI. This film brings the brutality, the humanity, the intensity and the utter heartbreak with each frame of the film. In the midst of the constant barrage of gunfire is the bravery and courage of those who would not let a moment go by without helping – even if it cost them dearly.

There wasn’t a moment where I couldn’t catch my breath, found myself whispering at the screen, put my hand over my mouth and yes, even felt my eyes well up with tears. This is an extraordinary film from the beginning until the end scene that reminds us of what is truly important – and it isn’t shoes.

In the end – in November of 2008 terror struck the heart of the India.

 

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU is a Trip on Bluray

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On Bluray this week from writer/director Boots Riley and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is a telemarketers nightmare with SORRY TO BOTHER YOU.

Cassius ‘Cash’ Green (Lakeith Stanfield) is a man with life trouble. No job, no real place to live unless you consider Uncle Sergio’s garage living, and no prospects. He tries to schmooze his way into a job that hardly needed schmoozing! Telemarketing for a company in Oakland, California he starts right away.

Happy to be working he shares the news with girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson) and friend Salvador (Jermaine Fowler). The company is RegalView and fellow telemarketer Langston (Danny Glover) sees that Cash is having problems selling. Offering advice, he suggests that Cash use his ‘white voice’ in his pitches. Almost immediately there is a turn around in his job and the manager sees him as a potential Power Caller.

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Co-worker Squeeze (Steven Yeun) isn’t so happy with what’s happening at RegalView and wants to unionize. Just as they are getting started, Cash is promoted and moves up in the building discovering that Regal View sells something totally different. Not only that, they have joined with another company called WorryFree.

Cash is looking past all of what is right in front of him as the money starts rolling in along with a new car, a place to live and helping Uncle Sergio – and it feels pretty good. When everything else goes right, Cash’s relationship with Detroit starts to go wrong.

Determined not to look back, Cash is introduced to the CEO of WorryFree Steve Lift (Armie Hammer) who takes to the young man right away. That’s when Cash’s world is introduced to equisapiens and the potential for more power along with a $100 million dollar paycheck.

There are some things no matter how twisted that even Cash can’t get behind. That is until he realizes that being a leader has its revengeful perks!

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Stanfield as Cash just wants a job, his girlfriend and family – simple right? Not exactly as Cash finds himself rising to fast and being used at every level along the way. Stanfield plays right into every bit of it and the freakier it gets the more he may question but continues to follow the money.

Thompson as Detroit is enjoying their relationship until she feels betrayed when Cash becomes successful and turns on the group at RegalView and what they are trying to do. Crews as Uncle Sergio is about to lose everything himself so breaks the news to Cash that is time for them all to move on. I just love Crews who can make any role his own.

Glover as Langston shares what he knows about how to succeed at telemarketing and introduces the theory of the ‘white voice’ to Cash. Yeun as Squeeze starts the protesting to unionize and is hurt when Cash jumps ship. Fowler as Sal just wants to understand how to get life right without all the mess.

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Hammer as Lift is just a fast-talking psycho! It made me dizzy listening to him sell Cash on just about everything yet nothing. When he finally does tell the truth it’s only because Cash’s phone caught the plot behind WorryFree and what they truly want to do. Hammer just runs away with this role.

Other cast include: Kate Berlant as Diana DeBauchery, Michael Sommers as Johnny, Robert Longstreet as Anderson, David Cross as Cash’s White Voice, Lily James as Detroit’s White British Voice, Forest Whitaker as Demarius and Rosario Dawson as the Voice in the Elevator.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings award-winning global product and new entertainment to DVD, Bluray, and Digital HD. There amazing collection offers fans an opportunity to expand their own home libraries with the best films. To discover what other titles they have please visit www.fox.com.

The Bluray and DVD Special Features include Beautiful Clutter with Director Boots Riley, Commentary with Director Boots Riley, The Cast of SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, The Art of the White Voice and Gallery.

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The film is a seriously twisted and totally outrageous look at the world of telemarketing that isn’t exactly as twisted and outrageous if you’ve ever worked in that industry. I won’t lie, this film jumps right in and there was no way I could ever have predicted how it would end up.

That’s what makes SORRY TO BOTHER YOU so unique. The concept is just so original and the cast unique in every way that by the time the film was over I spent the next few days trying to go over every bit of it again. Trust me when I say you will be doing the same thing too!

I’m keeping a few secrets to myself about the film because you wouldn’t believe me if I told you anyway.

In the end – be careful of the power and money you wish for!

CARS 3 Revs Up Their Engines Once Again To Race Home!

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Jeri Jacquin

Racing into Bluray/DVD and Digital HD from writer/director Brian Fee, Pixar Animated Studios and Walt Disney Home Entertainment is everyone’s favorite racers with CARS 3.

Lightening McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) has been a winner on the track race after race. That is until one day a big race that he felt was a win suddenly changes when a new generation car speeds past to take the win. Shocked, McQueen meets Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a new race car that is all teched out and he isn’t sure how to deal with it.

When an event on the track happens, McQueen goes back to his little town to basically hide. That is until his friends Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Luigi (Tony Shalhoub) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) convince him that he needs to reach out Rust-eze, the sponsor who is now owned by Sterling (Nathan Fillion).

Sterling gives McQueen trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) who makes her duty to get him up to speed, literally, before the next big race in Florida. Wanting to go back to training the old-school way, McQueen and Cruz begin to understand one another.

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But there is still one more thing McQueen needs to do and that’s return to where his mentor Doc (Paul Newman) lived and discover what motivated him! He meets Smokey (Chris Cooper) who introduced him to old-school racers who push McQueen.

When they arrive in Florida, McQueen begins to realize that the racing world is changing and it might be time for him to change too!

Wilson as McQueen once again brings humor and fun to his vocal role. This is a character that just continues to grow, even if he doesn’t understand why he has to. Wanting to be the best for as long as he can isn’t a new concept in life and McQueen eventually shows us all that being the best only changes when we realize change can be oh so good!

Alonzo as Cruz is a young lady car that absolutely needs to know her worth. As McQueen begins to understand her drive, he realizes that he can either help his new friend or be part of the problem. I love Cruz’s get up and go but also her dreams.

Cooper as Smokey brings in the old school gang to straighten out McQueen letting him know that Doc has always been with him. Those scenes are extremely touching. Hammer as Storm is a car that plays to the cameras but his wit even though it is stingingly aimed at McQueen. The addition of Fillion as Sterling is an owner that seems committed to McQueen but, of course he’s only in it for what he can get out of it and not the love of racing.

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Larry the Cable Guy as Mater is till the sweetest and sometimes smartest car of them all. He wants what is best for his friends, believes in them and will drop everything to help them. He helps McQueen in ways that even Mater doesn’t realize. Larry will always be Mater!

Other cast includes Ray Magliozzi as Dusty, Kerry Washington as Natalie Certain, Bob Costas as Bob Cutlass, Margo Martindale as Louise Nash, Darrell Waltrip as Darrell Cartrip and Isiah Whitlock Jr. as River Scott.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment began distributing under its own label in 1980 and continues to bring quality programming to kids and kids at heart. Home of the most beloved animated features including SNOW WHITE, PINOCCHIO and SLEEPING BEAUTY to name a few is what keeps families coming back for more. To see what is currently available to add to your own family library please visit. www.movies.disney.com for their At Home titles!

The Bluray/DVD and Digital HD Special Features include Exclusive New Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skool, Theatrical Short: Lou [Deleted Scenes], Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car that Could, Let’s. Get. Crazy., Ready for the Race, Cars to Die For, Generations: The Story of Cars 3, My First Car, Legendary, World’s Fastest Billboard, Commentary, Cars D’oeuvres, Cars 3 Trailers, Cars 3 Car Reveals and Cars 3 Set Fly-Throughs.

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CARS 3 is an absolute and fast riding winner! It is fantastic that Pixar and Disney have returned to the original formula that made the original CARS so much fun. Having come full circle with the inclusion of Paul Newman’s character just brought a tear.

The story gives each character an added depth of loyalty, belief in one another, can-do attitude and even when feeling defeated the uplifting of friends. It is thrilling that the original cast came together bringing all the comedy and laughs I felt missing in the second film.

Everyone in the audience truly had a great time and with school ending it is a great beginning to the summer family movie going experience. Lightening McQueen and the gang have brought their story full circle and it is nothing short of well done and fun.

Grab the family and curl up on the sofa with some popcorn and an amazing story from beloved friends who just happen to be CARS.

In the end – It’s not over until lightning strikes!

 

MINE is an Emotion Journey Standing Still on Bluray

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Jeri Jacquin

This week on Bluray & DVD from directors Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro with WELL GO USA Entertainment is the intense story of a man and a MINE.

Sgt. Mike Stevens (Armie Hammer) is a sniper and with best friend Sgt. Tommy Madison (Tom Cullen) are on a mission in the middle of the desert. Their objective is to take out the leader of a terrorist cell. Setting up to neutralize the target, Mike hesitates when he realizes a wedding is happening.

When discovered on the hilltop, Mike and Tommy take cover until the chase is over. Unable to be picked up due to a sand storm, the two begin a trek through the desert to reach the nearest town. The sand uncovers a sign that Mike believes to be a warning of a mine field.

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Tommy doesn’t think it’s true but everything changes when a mine explodes and Mike hears a click below his foot. The world stops for a moment and his worst fears are happening. Trying to reach his command for help, Mike is told that a caravan would be his way but not for 52 hours.

The sun beats down on Mike when he meets a man named Berber (Clint Dryer) who wonders why the soldier doesn’t just walk on. Frustrated, Mike tries to explain the situation but the man keeps asking questions. The one thing he knows important is water asking the villager for some.

As night falls Mike must deal with the animals in the desert and another day in the heat with clear hallucinations setting in begins to test his resolve. Looking for a solution, Mike is also confronted with his life, choices made and questions he has continually refused to consider answers for.

Then there is Jenny (Annabelle Wallis), the woman he loves and it becomes clear that Mike must get home to love and the chance to make life right again. Waiting for the convoy becomes too much when Mike begins to question whether Berber was even real. When the enemy discovers him before the convoy, it becomes a question of survival.

It takes only a moment to decide.

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Hammer as Mike is absolutely brilliant as this soldier who is forced to face his life. His moment of hesitation when taking out the target has brought him to the point of being on his knees. From sand storms, desert wolves and hallucinations that are full of truths, Hammer takes hit after hit from all sides wearing his character down to rock bottom. Watching his deterioration there is a moment I thought, “My strength is dried up like a fragment of clay pottery … you have brought me into the dust of death” (Psalms 22).

Cullen as Tommy knows that his buddy hesitated far too long on the mission yet drives him onward through the desert. Tommy’s goal is to a phone and talk to his son. Refusing to believe the sign meant anything cost him everything. Yet he watches over his friend in ways that are spiritually amazing.

Dyer as Berber is a beautiful man who may ask a lot of questions but Mike isn’t in the mood to hold a friendly conversation. As night turns to day Berber is amazed that Mike is still standing and shares a little of his life. His voice is soothing and the heart he shows the soldier is more than I could ever have expected. Just a lovely character in a harsh situation that sees something amazing in a man who sees little in himself.

Other cast include Geoff Bell as Mike’s Father, Juliet Aubrey as Mike’s Mother, Ines Pinar Mille as Berber’s daughter and Daniel Sandoval as a young Mike.

Well Go USA Entertainment is an amazing company that brings the best of Action and Independent films from around the world. There format includes theatres, digital, cable and VOD along with Bluray. For more of what they have to offer go to www.wellgousa.com.

Well done Well Go USA Entertainment for bringing such a original, intense, and emotional film to Bluray and DVD because this is an visual experience not soon forgotten.

The Bluray and DVD include the Bonus Features of Deleted Scenes, The Making of, Trailer, VFX and Storyboard and is also available in Spanish Language.

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MINE is a powerful film that will take the viewer on a journey through every range of human emotions. As Sgt. Mike’s mind begins to wander through the story and events of his life, we all become voyeurs into the painful memories of a soldier who was a boy and a son first.

Becoming immediately engaged in the story, Hammer’s performance is amazing up until the very last scene which, by the way, almost broke me. Standing in one spot for 52 hours doesn’t allow for distractions and the realities of one’s life are right there in front of him. Although the story revolves around this soldiers struggle, it doesn’t take stepping on a mine to understand every bit of what he is going through mentally and spiritually.

The way the storyline comes together is brilliant and just tore me up. Know that when watching because I will not give anything away about the film – this one falls under the category of the less said the better. Be prepared for everything.

In the end – stand your ground!

MINE Will Test the Mind and Body on Bluray and DVD!

 

 

Jeri Jacquin

On Bluray and DVD from directors Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro is a film about the dangers of warfare with MINE.

There are thirty-three million mines scattered in the desert during the war. Sgt. Mike Stevens (Armie Hammer) is a marine sniper who is tasked with finding the leader of a terrorist cell and stopping more destruction.

A hesitation puts Sgt. Stevens smack dab in hostile territory all by himself with his foot on an active mine. Knowing a convoy won’t arrive in the area for two days, he must find a way to survive thirst, the heat of the day and the cold of night.

That isn’t all, with the saying “we are our own worst enemy”, Sgt. Stevens must fight the biggest adversary of all – himself!

Here is an exclusive deleted scene of the film starring Armie Hammer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARYGl0ZzSCk&feature=youtu.be

This story is all about standing your ground!

 

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CARS 3 Revs Up Their Engines for the Weekend!

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Jeri Jacquin

Racing into theatres this weekend from writer/director Brian Fee, Pixar Animated Studios and Disney is everyone’s favorite racers with CARS 3.

Lightening McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) has been a winner on the track race after race. That is until one day a big race that he felt was a win suddenly changes when a new generation car speeds past to take the win. Shocked, McQueen meets Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), a new race car that is all teched out and he isn’t sure how to deal with it.

When an event on the track happens, McQueen goes back to his little town to basically hide. That is until his friends Sally (Bonnie Hunt), Luigi (Tony Shalhoub) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) convince him that he needs to reach out Rust-eze, the sponsor who is now owned by Sterling (Nathan Fillion).

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Sterling gives McQueen trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) who makes her duty to get him up to speed, literally, before the next big race in Florida. Wanting to go back to training the old-school way, McQueen and Cruz begin to understand one another.

But there is still one more thing McQueen needs to do and that’s return to where his mentor Doc (Paul Newman) lived and discover what motivated him! He meets Smokey (Chris Cooper) who introduced him to old-school racers who push McQueen.

When they arrive in Florida, McQueen begins to realize that the racing world is changing and it might be time for him to change too!

Wilson as McQueen once again brings humor and fun to his vocal role. This is a character that just continues to grow, even if he doesn’t understand why he has to. Wanting to be the best for as long as he can isn’t a new concept in life and McQueen eventually shows us all that being the best only changes when we realize change can be oh so good!

Alonzo as Cruz is a young lady car that absolutely needs to know her worth. As McQueen begins to understand her drive, he realizes that he can either help his new friend or be part of the problem. I love Cruz’s get up and go but also her dreams.

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Cooper as Smokey brings in the old school gang to straighten out McQueen letting him know that Doc has always been with him. Those scenes are extremely touching. Hammer as Storm is a car that plays to the cameras but his wit even though it is stingingly aimed at McQueen. The addition of Fillion as Sterling is an owner that seems committed to McQueen but, of course he’s only in it for what he can get out of it and not the love of racing.

Larry the Cable Guy as Mater is till the sweetest and sometimes smartest car of them all. He wants what is best for his friends, believes in them and will drop everything to help them. He helps McQueen in ways that even Mater doesn’t realize. Larry will always be Mater!

Other cast includes Ray Magliozzi as Dusty, Kerry Washington as Natalie Certain, Bob Costas as Bob Cutlass, Margo Martindale as Louise Nash, Darrell Waltrip as Darrell Cartrip and Isiah Whitlock Jr. as River Scott.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give CARS 3 four tubs of popcorn out of five. It is fantastic that Pixar and Disney have returned to the original formula that made the original CARS so much fun. Having come full circle with the inclusion of Paul Newman’s character just brought a tear.

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The story gives each character an added depth of loyalty, belief in one another, can-do attitude and even when feeling defeated the uplifting of friends. It is thrilling that the original cast came together bringing all the comedy and laughs I felt missing in the second film.

Everyone in the audience truly had a great time and with school ending it is a great beginning to the summer family movie going experience. Lightening McQueen and the gang have brought their story full circle and it is nothing short of well done and fun.

Grab the family and head to the theatre this weekend for an amazing story from beloved friends who just happen to be CARS.

In the end – It’s not over until lightning strikes!

THE BIRTH OF A NATION Arrives on Bluray

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Jeri Jacquin

On Bluray, DVD and Digital HD from writer/director Nate Parker and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment comes the story of change when it comes to the THE BIRTH OF A NATION.

Nat Turner (Nate Parker) is a man who has had a destiny since he was a small boy. Unfortunately being a slave in the antebellum South to plantation owner Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer) leaves him little time to discover what that destiny is.

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Taught to read by Samuel’s sister Elizabeth (Penelope Ann Miller), Nat begins preaching the word to the other slaves on the plantation. Nat also becomes as indispensable as a slave can be to Samuel and talks his master into purchasing a slave named Cherry (Aja Naomi King).

When money becomes hard for Samuel, he doles out Nat’s preaching services to other plantations as a way to deal with unruly slaves. Feeling as if he is truly going against God, Nat finds solace in his marriage to Cherry. That is until ruthless men led by Raymond Cobb (Jackie Earle Haley) bring her close to death.

Now Nat begins to question himself and what he was told as a child. Speaking with other slaves he gathers a small army with the intention of reaching freedom at all costs – even if freedom means death!

Parker as Nat Turner is a man who lives in a world of duality. Wanting freedom for his people he also must do what he is told or the consequences could kill. Parker plays this character with the pain of those two choices throughout the film.

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Hammer as plantation owner Samuel is a straight forward owner of people with making money by their use any way possible. Trying to bring honor to the once celebrated name of Turner, he discovers all too quickly that the memories of his father’s friends are very short and stinging.

Miller as Elizabeth is pained by what is happening to Nat but for a woman of that era nothing could be done. She sees something special in Nat and does what she can to cultivate learning. Elizabeth knows what her brother is doing is wrong and is shows on every inch of her face.

King as Cherry captures Nat’s heart fairly quickly. Their love for one another is very touching and when tragedy befalls Cherry it is far past heartbreaking. Haley as Cobb is just a vicious human being who has no conscience nor care for humanity. That is a difficult role to play yet Haley brings it strongly.

Other cast include Mark Boone Junior as Reverend Zalthall, Colman Domingo as Hark, Aunjanue Ellis as Nancy, Dwight Henry as Isaac Turner, Esther Scott as Bridget, Roger Smith as Isaiah and Gabrielle Union as young Esther.

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings award-winning global product and new entertainment to DVD, Bluray, and Digital HD. There amazing collection offers fans an opportunity to expand their own home libraries with the best films. To discover what other titles they have please visit www.fox.com.

THE BIRTH OF A NATION is a film that is raw and straight forward. It is not the first time audiences have been invited to look openly to the history that is undeniable. Filmed in Savannah, Georgia the location is very important in drawing the viewer in. From the moss covered trees to the seclusion of the plantation homes, THE BIRTH OF A NATION is given even more believability through cinematography.

The Bluray & DVD include the Special Features of Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner Documentary, Feature Commentary by Director Nate Parker, Deleted Scenes with Optional Director Commentary, The Birth of a Nation: The Making of a Movement, #AmeriCAN Short Film, Free God Spoken Word, Celebration of Independent Voices – Nate Parker, Shooting Script and Gallery.

In the end – it is a rebellion toward freedom!

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