Malcolm X (1992, 1972) 2 x DVD9 Special Edition
Spike Lee brings the life of African-American leader Malcolm X (an intense Denzel Washington in an Oscar-nominated performance) to the big screen in this sprawling, epic biographical drama. Born Malcolm Little, son of a Nebraska preacher, on May 19, 1925, he became one of the most militant leaders and charismatic spokesmen of the black liberation movement before his assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965. The film sweeps through his early life as a small-time hustler and thief with his friend Shorty (Lee), his conversion to Islam in jail, and his subsequent life as a controversial spiritual leader and husband of Betty Shabazz (Angela Bassett). Malcolm's tragic assassination is presented as a conspiracy of Nation of Islam leaders; the film shows how his philosophy has been realized in the lives of others who have been moved by his words. Filmed with great visual flair by Lee, the film is a work of entertainment as much as it is a historical artifact. Washington captures the spiritual conversion of the hero with a sincerity that is entirely as believable and ultimately moving as it was in the book that inspired the film, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X".

The second disc contains an entire 90 minute Oscar nominated documentary from 1972 Malcolm X.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:48:47 + 01:32:50 | 6.74 Gb + 6.96 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais, Espanol
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Spike Lee, Theresa Randle, Kate Vernon, Lonette McKee
Country: USA, Japan

• Audio Commentary Featuring Writer-Director Spike Lee, Cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, Editor Barry Alexander and Costume Designer Ruth Carter
• Deleted Scenes with Introductions by Spike Lee
• Featurette: "By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Malcolm X"
• Malcolm X (1972) - Oscar-Nominated Documentary
• Theatrical Trailer

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