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Ray (2006, original release: 2004)


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Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition:  Widescreen ed
Description:  1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 1417013141, 9781417013142, 1417022078, 9781417022076, 1417013141,
Language:  English

Originally released as a motion picture in 2004

Special features: 14 deleted scenes; Ray remembered: friends and fellow musicians remember Ray Charles; feature commentary with director Taylor Hackford; cast and filmmakers

Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Aunjanue Ellis, Harry Lennix, Terrence Dashon Howard, Larenz Tate, Richard Schiff, Regina King

Ray Charles was born in a poor predominantly black town in central Florida. He went blind at the age of 7. With the staunch support of his determined single mother, he developed a fierce resolve. He had wit and incredible talent which would eventually enable him to overcome not only Jim Crow racism and the cruel prejudices against the blind, but also discover his own sound which revolutionized American popular music. Nonetheless, as Ray's unprecedented fame grew, so did his weakness for drugs and women, until they threatened to strip away the very things he held most dear

MPAA rating: PG-13; depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements

DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layer, NTSC

In English or French, with optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing [SDH]

Main titles/Seattle bound -- Talent night -- Golden goose -- To the piano born -- The chitlin' circuit -- Unnatural death -- No tears -- Messing around -- Hummingbird -- The new Ray Charles -- Devil music -- On the road -- Double life -- Cat fight -- Junkie -- Improvising -- Disharmony -- Moving on -- M.O.R. -- Breaking the rules -- Battling Jim Crow -- Busted -- Going country -- State of the art -- Broken hearts -- Border crossing -- Rehab -- Salvation/End titles

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Additional Credits:
Benjamin, Stuart.
Baldwin, Howard, 1942-
Baldwin, Karen, 1964-
Hackford, Taylor, 1944-
White, James L.
Foxx, Jamie.
Washington, Kerry, 1977-
Powell, Clifton.
Ellis, Aunjanue.
Lennix, Harry J.
Howard, Terrence.
Tate, Larenz.
Schiff, Richard, 1955-
King, Regina.
Armstrong, Craig, 1959-
Charles, Ray, 1930-2004.
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Bristol Bay Productions (Firm)
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