Ray [videorecording] /
by Hackford, Taylor; White, James L; Foxx, Jamie; Washington, Kerry; King, Regina; Powell, Clifton; Lennix, Harry J; Edelman, Pawel; Armstrong, Craig; Charles, Ray; Universal Pictures (Firm); Bristol Bay Productions (Firm); Baldwin Entertainment (Firm); Anvil Films (Firm).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, Edition: Widescreen.Description: 1 videodisc (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1417022078 :; 9781417022076; 1417047453; 9781417047451.Language note: English or French dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles and open captioning in English.Title notes: $19.99 (g) 1/20/2016 (cw)Uniform titles: Ray (Motion picture : 2004).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Charles, Ray, 1930-2004 -- Drama | Charles, Ray, 1930-2004 | Blind entertainers -- Drama | Rhythm and blues musicians -- United States -- Drama | African American musicians -- United States -- Drama | United States | Feature films | Feature films -- United States | Fiction films | Biographical films | Musical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Biographical films | Drama | Feature films | Fiction films | Musical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Directed by Taylor Hackford, this biopic profiles the life of legendary musician Ray Charles. Despite humble beginnings and the loss of his eyesight due to glaucoma at the age of six, Charles, depicted by Jamie Foxx, would nonetheless become an icon in both the music industry and the civil rights era. While the film delves into his problems with drugs and women, the bulk of the story details his career; among the highlights of that career are 12 Grammy awards and 11 R&B chart-toppers, such as "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road, Jack," "Georgia," "Doin' the Mess Around," and "Hallelujah I Just Love Her So." Also among the cast are Larenz Tate as Quincy Jones, as well as Regina King, Kerry Washington, and Clifton Powell. Charles' son, Ray Charles Jr. helped produce the film. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
$19.99 (g) 1/20/2016 (cw)
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, dual-layers, double-sided.
English or French dialogue with optional French or Spanish subtitles and open captioning in English.
Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders.
Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; art director, Scott Plauche ; editor, Paul Hirsch ; music, Craig Armstrong, Ray Charles ; costume designer, Sharen Davis ; production designer, Stephen Altman ; visual effects, Chad Dombrova.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Academy Awards, 2005: Best leading actor (Foxx); Best sound.
Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements.
Disc 1. Feature -- Disc 2. Bonus material.