Cover image for To sleep with anger [videorecording (DVD)]
To sleep with anger [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (102 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (16 panels : color illustrations ; folded to 19 cm)
Harry, a devilish charmer from the Deep South, turns up out of the blue on the South Central Los Angeles doorstep of his old friends. In short order, Harry's presence turns a seemingly peaceful household upside down, exposing smoldering tensions between parents and children, tradition and change, virtue and temptation. Interweaving evocative strains of gospel and blues with rich, poetic-realist images, it is a sublimely stirring film from an autonomous artistic sensibility, a portrait of family resilience.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 surround.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2019]

Container packaging ©2019

Motion picture ©1990
General Note:
Title from title frame.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.

Special features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director; Of Family and Folklore, a new interview program, featuring Charles Burnett, actors Danny Glover and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and associate producer Linda Koulisis; A Walk with Charles Burnett, a new hour-long conversation between Burnett and filmmaker Robert Townsend that revisits Burnett's films and shooting locations; Short video tribute to Burnett produced for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards ceremony in 2017. Container insert includes the essay "You Never Know What's in the Heart" by film critic Ashley Clark.