Blu-ray, DVD Release: Red Tails

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Red TailsAnother movie about the Tuskee Airmen (after 1995’s The Tuskegee Airmen), Red Tails stars Cuba Gooding Jr. (Boys N the Hood) and Terrence Howard (The Ledge).

The film tells the story of the first African-American combat unit to serve in World War II. As the squadron of pilots are given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, they must still battle discrimination on the ground.

Rated PG-13, Red Tails was directed by Anthony Hemingway, his first feature film after helming episodes of CSI: NY, Treme and other TV shows. Kevin Phillips (Mama, I Want to Sing), David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Nate Parker (The Secret Life of Bees) also star.

Red Tails Blu-ray boxThe action film, which was executive produced by Star Wars‘ George Lucas, didn’t score well with critics, only 36% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes, as opposed to 83% for the older Tuskegee Airmen. Still, moviegoers liked it more, and Red Tails grossed $49.6 million in theaters.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack comes with plenty of special features. Here’s the list:

  • “Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War”
  • “George Lucas: Executive Producer”
  • “Anthony Hemingway: Director”
  • “Terence Blanchard: Composer”
  • “The Cast of Red Tails
  • “Movie Magic”
  • THX Media Director.

Here’s the Red Tails trailer:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.