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Malcolm X [videorecording (DVD)]
Malcolm X [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (201 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note (Repeatable):
Wide screen. Based on the book "The autobiography of Malcolm X" as told to Alex Haley. Originally released as a motion picture in 1992. Special features: Commentary by Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, Barry Alexander Brown and Ruth Carter; "By any means necessary: the making of Malcolm X" new documentary; 10 additional scenes, including introduction by Spike Lee; theatrical trailer. (Features are not rated, subtitled or closed-captioned.).
Born Malcolm Little, his minister father was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. After getting out of jail, he preaches the teachings, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. There he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. He changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz and stops his anti-white teachings, having discovered the error of his mistakes. He is later assasinated and dies a Muslim martyr.
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System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (matted, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital stereo. surround, dual-layer.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for a scene of violence, and for drugs and some language.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2010]