Ritual

Overview

A domestic drama that explores the dysfunctional dynamics at work beneath an affluent African-American family's veneer of ostensible perfection, Ritual stars Clarence Williams III as patriarch and former '60s student activist Leron Becker. While Becker refuses to believe that anything is wrong with his family, his wife Sylvia (Denise Nicholas) is an alcoholic who forsakes any domestic responsibilities for liquor. Her daughter Teresa (Angelle Brooks) has assumed Sylvia's duties, and fawns over her father with ...
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Overview

A domestic drama that explores the dysfunctional dynamics at work beneath an affluent African-American family's veneer of ostensible perfection, Ritual stars Clarence Williams III as patriarch and former '60s student activist Leron Becker. While Becker refuses to believe that anything is wrong with his family, his wife Sylvia (Denise Nicholas) is an alcoholic who forsakes any domestic responsibilities for liquor. Her daughter Teresa (Angelle Brooks) has assumed Sylvia's duties, and fawns over her father with almost unnatural devotion. Meanwhile, son Mason (Shawn Michael Howard) has dropped out of college to "save" his family. Although he dotes upon his mother, Mason, who is gay, is constantly at odds with his father, who claims that Mason's sexuality stems from being a mama's boy. Tensions reach a breaking point when, on Mason's dime, Leron and Sylvia take a vacation to the Bahamas, leaving their son and daughter to duke it out for psychological supremacy in the family.
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Special Features

Full frame; 5.1 simulated surround sound; Interactive menus; Scene selections; Previews; Behind the scene featurette
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2004
  • UPC: 634991204620
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Urban Works
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,122

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clarence Williams III Leron Becker
Denise Nicholas Sylvia Becker
Shawn Michael Howard Mason Becker
Angelle Brooks Teresa Becker
Technical Credits
Stanley Bennett Clay Director
Thomas D. Adelman Co-producer
Nicholas Eliopoulous Editor
Beth Hubbard Producer
Michael Hubbard Producer
Tony Lee Associate Producer
Tony Lee Associate Producer
M. David Mullen Cinematographer
Benjamin Patrick Sound/Sound Designer
David Raynr Co-producer
Michael Schultz Editor
Curt Sobel Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [6:11]
2. Mason Comes Home [8:57]
3. A Devoted Son [4:13]
4. Family Dinner [5:01]
5. Family Concerns [8:52]
6. A Desperate Daughter [3:19]
7. Mother's Frustrations [6:10]
8. Father's Thoughts [6:20]
9. Sibling Rivalry [11:46]
10. Consequences [5:27]
11. Parents Return [9:25]
12. End Credits [3:37]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selections
   Behind The Scenes
   Audio Setup
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
   Previews
      A Private Affair
      Incognito
      Intimate Betrayal
      Masquerade
      Playing with Fire
      Rendezvous
      All About You
      Skin Deep
      Hidden Blessings
      Rhapsody
      After All
      One Special Moment
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