Blu-ray Release: Zoot Suit

Blu-ray Release Date: Available now
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

Part fact, part fiction, Zoot Suit is Luis Valdez’s (La Bamba) blistering 1981 film adaptation of his own critically acclaimed stage drama based on the “zoot suit riots” that rocked 1940s Los Angeles. When barrio leader Henry Reyna (Daniel Valdez, The China Syndrome) and a group of his friends are unjustly convicted on circumstantial evidence and sent to San Quentin, activist lawyers Alice Bloomfield (Tyne Daly, The Enforcer) and George Shearer (Charles Aidman, Kotch) fight the blatant racially motivated miscarriage of justice to win Henry and his friends their freedom. 

Featuring Edward James Olmos (Alambrista) in the role of the mythical “Pachuco” that catapulted him to stardom, Zoot Suit is a provocative work that skillfully blends action, drama, romance and music! 

Special Features:
-NEW Interview with Writer/Director Luis Valdez
-NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Daniel Kremer
-Reversible Art
-Theatrical Trailer (Newly Mastered in 2K)
-Optional English Subtitles

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.