OVERVIEW: Follow Jesse Owens on his journey to the remarkable 1936 Berlin Olympics in RACE, arriving on Digital HD on May 17, 2016 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 31, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The riveting biographical sports drama about athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four Olympic gold medals, is an uplifting depiction of the track and field sensation’s struggles and triumphs. RACE on Blu-ray™ and DVD features a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and insightful commentary from Owen’s three daughters who collaborated with filmmakers to accurately portray their father’s remarkable journey.
SYNOPSIS: The incredible true story of Olympic legend Jesse Owens is vividly brought to life in RACE. In his epic quest to be the greatest athlete in history, Owens (Stephan James, Selma) chooses to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he must overcome not only elite competition, but also the brutal racial climate of Adolf Hitler’s Germany. Also starring Jason Sudekis (We’re the Millers) and Academy Award® winners Jeremy Irons and William Hurt, RACE is a film about courage, determination, tolerance, friendship and trust.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.35:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.35:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
English SDH, Spanish and French
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Making of Race - Go behind the scenes to see
how this epic story was translated to film. Hear from the
film’s director, Stephen Hopkins and the exceptional cast
including Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons and William Hurt
and up-and-coming talent Stephan James. Additionally, see
what was involved in recreating 1936, from costumes to
locations, and how these various elements seamlessly
combined to bring the Race to life.
Becoming Jesse Owens
– Learn what was involved in crafting an engaging
and accurate portrayal of Jesse Owens. From training, to
learning Jesse’s running style and posture, to embodying
the specific journey of an African American man in 1936
Ohio. Featuring Stephan James and director Stephen
The Owens Sisters
– Jesse Owens’ three daughters, Beverly, Marlene, and
Gloria share unique insight into their father’s life. Hear
some of their fondest memories and greatest stories from
growing up the daughter of an icon.