OVERVIEW: A poignant and gritty coming-of-age story that features standout performances by Common (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, TV’s “Hell on Wheels”), Danny Glover (Death at a Funeral, Dreamgirls), Dennis Haysbert (TV’s “24”, “The Unit”), Meagan Good (Think Like a Man, TV’s “Deception”), Charles S. Dutton (Alien 3, Rudy) and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr. highlight LUV, debuting on DVD, VOD and Digital April 2nd from Indomina Releasing. Director Sheldon Candis’ (Young Cesar) compelling and touching film is a portrait of one boy’s rite of passage as he gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes. The film was nominated for the “Grand Jury Prize” at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won “Best Independent Feature” at the 2013 Black Reel Awards. Blu-ray bonus features include deleted scenes; the behind-the-scenes featurette “The Making of LUV;” “See LUV,” Common and Rainey’s take on the film and filmmaker commentary.
SYNOPSIS: Woody (Michael Rainey Jr.) lives with his grandmother (Lonette McKee) and longs for his family to be reunited. His charismatic Uncle Vincent (Common) has just returned home after eight years in prison, determined to straighten out his life. One morning, instead of dropping Woody off at school, Vincent decides to give the boy a tutorial on how a man gets things done. Woody jumps at the chance to join his father figure for the day. Their time together changes from optimistic to desperate as Vincent's plan to open a restaurant is crushed and his past life of crime comes back to haunt him.
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
Widescreen (2.35:1) 16x9
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English
“The Making of LUV”
“See LUV” - Common and Michael’s take on LUV
Director and Writer Commentaries