Malcolm X gets 2 discs

Warner Home Entertainment is preparing a two-disc special edition of Malcolm X for release later this year.

Born in Nebraska in 1925, Malcolm Little rose from a life of poverty and petty crime, which resulted in a seven year prison sentence, to become one of the foremost pioneers of the civil rights movement. While in jail, Malcolm was introduced to the teachings of the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad.After his parole, Malcolm became a devoted follower of the organization and was soon appointed its national spokesman. Intelligent, articulate and charismatic, Malcolm X immediately captured the public’s attention as one of the most effective advocates for the Nation of Islam and attracted his own large and dedicated following.

The two disc set presents the film in anamorphic widescreen and with audio commentary by Spike Lee, cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, editor Barry Alexander Brown and costume designer Ruth Carter, the documentary By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Malcolm X narrated by James Earl Jones, ten additional scenes with on-camera introduction by Spike Lee, a theatrical trailer and a 1972 documentary also narrated by James Earl Jones.

In celebration of Black History Month, the DVD will be available February 8 for $26.99 SRP.

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