A raisin in the sun /
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; a Paman-Doris production ; screen play by Lorraine Hansberry ; produced by David Susskind and Philip Rose ; directed by Daniel Petrie.
Two-DVD special edition.
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
2 videodiscs (128 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
1681435020, 9781681435022
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[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
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contents note
disc one. [Feature film and supplements] -- disc two. [Supplements].
credits note
Director of photography, Charles Lawton, Jr. ; film editors, William A. Lyon, Paul Weatherwax ; music, Laurence Rosenthal.
general note
Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Special features: disc one. New, restored 4K digital transfer ; interview from 1961 with playwright/screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry ; A dream realized: new interview with Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine ; Poitier's Walter Lee: new interview with film scholar Mia Mask, coeditor of Poitier revisited ; interview from 2002 with director Daniel Petrie ; trailer -- disc two. episode of Theater talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis ; excerpt from Black theatre: the making of a movement (1978), with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr. -- in booklet: an essay by scholar Sarita Cannon and author James Baldwin's 1969 tribute to Hansberry, "Sweet Lorraine."
Title and credits from screen.
Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands, Ivan Dixon, John Fiedler, Louis Gossett, Stephen Perry, Joel Fluellen, Louis Terkel, Roy Glenn.
Members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how best to use the money.
language note
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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DVD; region 1 NTSC; 16:9 wide screen presentation (1.85:1); Dolby digital mono; black & white.

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