Cover image for A raisin in the sun [videorecording (DVD)]
A raisin in the sun [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (128 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (24 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
disc one. [Feature film and supplements] -- disc two. [Supplements].
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.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; 16:9 wide screen presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]
General Note:
Title and credits from screen.

Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.

Wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio).

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."