|Contributor||Clifton Powell, Jamie Foxx, Tracy Hutson, Kerry Washington, Regina King|
|Runtime||2 hours and 26 minutes|
Oscar-winning biopic of the legendary blues, soul and jazz musician. Even though he had lost his sight as a young boy and grew up in a segregated, racist society, Ray Charles (Jamie Foxx) is determined to follow his love of music and begins a successful tour of the American south. With a career that begins to grow beyond all expectations throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Ray starts struggling with drug addiction and with failed relationships that take their toll on his health. But throughout all this, he never loses his love of music, eventually becoming a Grammy Award-winning icon and one of the most popular musicians of the twentieth century.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product dimensions : 13.5 x 1.5 x 19 cm; 80 Grams
- Item Model Number : 5050582393675
- Media Format : Digital
- Run time : 2 hours and 26 minutes
- Actors : Tracy Hutson, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Regina King, Jamie Foxx
- Dubbed: : None
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : Universal
- ASIN : B000BWOZC6
- Number of discs : 1
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Good to see Richard Schiff ~ on leave from The West Wing, and sans beard ~ as producer Jerry Wexler. Interesting also to see our own Warwick Davis in early scenes as a character called Oberon. Sadly, he seems a little uneasy and his American accent is, sorry to say, a fleeting phenomenon.
We mostly hear Ray Charles’s inimitable voice singing on the soundtrack, which was wise. But it’s Foxx who elevates Taylor Hackford’s film from the routine to something worthy and, at times, very moving. Seldom has the Oscar ended up in such deserving hands.
The extras are filled with interesting and useful bits of info about the man himself. Also included in the extra's are full length performances of about 9 music tracks although the sound quality on those tracks seemed to fall off for some reason. Maybe the recording levels were much lower but those tracks lacked something. I'm so pleased they included the full performance version of ''What type of man are you''
Needless to say the acting was superior and heart felt.
I don't suppose that a DVD can serve as an accurate or significant biography of his life but this DVD has certainly given me a glimpse into Ray Charles' remarkable life.
This is one of my favorite films i would recommend it to any and everyone, it shows so much we are blind of, maybe we are the ones who are blind and Ray can see past that.
This film you must see before you die Jamie Foxx does a Stirling job capturing such emotions few can miss, Please watch and rewatch this film.