Soul Food

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Overview

George Tillman's heartwarming, culinary-oriented family drama Soul Food comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, the original theatrical trailer, ...
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Overview

George Tillman's heartwarming, culinary-oriented family drama Soul Food comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, the original theatrical trailer, and a handful of recipes from the Soul Food cookbook. This is a very good release from 20th Century Fox that offers a great-looking and sounding film, while also providing an entertaining and original extra feature.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); Interactive menus; Scene selection; Director's commentary; Original theatrical trailers; Audio: English 5.1 surround, English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Excerpts from the Soul Food cook book
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
George Tillman Jr.'s warm domestic comedy took its place as part of a wave of films that began appearing in the 1990s, all of which presented a more typical picture of African-American life than had previously been the norm. Soul Food mixes broad humor with melodrama, sibling rivalry, and a dash of sex, as its extended family of characters comes together every Sunday to chow down at the home of matriarch Mama Joe (Irma Hall). The script, which centers on the lives of the three very different daughters of Mama Joe, is jammed with the many subplots in their lives, but Tillman deftly interweaves their stories, registering the subtle ways in which anger and love intermingle among the sisters. Vanessa Williams and Viveca A. Fox stand out as two of the sisters, as does Brandon Hammond as Ahmad, the film's genial young narrator. The movie was an enormous hit, boosting the career of Tillman, who went on to direct the similarly successful Men of Honor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2001
  • UPC: 024543012078
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20Th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,155

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vanessa L. Williams Teri
Vivica A. Fox Maxine
Nia Long Bird
Michael Beach Miles
Mekhi Phifer Lem
Brandon Hammond Ahmad
Jeffrey D. Sams Kenny
Gina Ravera Faith
Irma P. Hall Mother Joe
Carl Wright Reverend Williams
Mel Jackson Simuel
Morgan Mechelle Smith Kelly
John M. Watson Sr. Uncle Pete
Malik Yoba Studio Engineer
Technical Credits
George Tillman Jr. Director, Screenwriter
Joe Bristol Set Decoration/Design
John Carter Editor
Lisa Coleman Score Composer
Tracey E. Edmonds Producer
Kenneth Edmonds Executive Producer
Paul Elliott Cinematographer
Randy Fletcher Asst. Director
Cydney M. Harris Art Director
Michael McQuarn Co-producer
Wendy Melvoin Score Composer
David Obermeyer Sound/Sound Designer
Salvador Perez Costumes/Costume Designer
Robi Reed-Humes Casting
Maxine Shepard Production Designer
Robert Teitel Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. The Wedding
3. Tradition Past
4. Tradition Present
5. Bad Blood
6. Cousin Faith
7. A New Life
8. Simuel's Gift
9. Out of a Job
10. A Lawyer or a Musician?
11. Mama's Surgery
12. Breaking Tradition
13. Ahmad and Mama
14. The New Faith
15. Bird Finds Out
16. The Audition
17. The Favor
18. Lem's Fage
19. Man With a Gun
20. Miles and Faith
21. The Unfaithful
22. Happy Anniversary
23. A Tired Soul
24. Uncle Pete
25. Sisterhood
26. Ahmad's Mission
27. Sunday Dinner
28. A Family Again
29. Firefighters
30. Toward the Future
31. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Language Selection
      Languages: English 5.1 Surround
      Languages: English Dolby Surround
      Languages: French Dolby Surround
      Captions & Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired
      Captions & Subtitles: Spanish
      Captions & Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Extra Features
      Cast
      Fox Film
         Men of Honor
         Waiting to Exhale
      Music Video: "We're Not Making Love No More" by Dru Hill
      Music Video: "I Care About You" by Babyface
      Theatrical Trailer
      Director's Commentary
   Play
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Reality View of Family Life and Problems

    Suitable for adults only. Great presentation of real family issues and how they could be dealt with. A matriarch passes her skills on to a young grandchild. The entire movie is narrated through the grandchild. While it is about an African Ameerican family, the issues affect all race and ethnic groups. Some scenes will be offesive to some adults. Reality is hard to deal with. Great for counselling, marriage prepreation, those dealing with families in crisis, and ministry. It will require a facilitor. Good for college Sociology, Psychology & MSW classes, as well as religious retreats. While many may not be personally involved in the issues discussed, they touch all families in some way or another in time. It has a fantastic ending that offers hope in some situations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    excellent movie

    Please inform the world of the cookbook for the Soul food due to I'm not able to find an author nor a book. please help me search for this cook book thank you I want to purchase this book. PLease e-mail me at www.queenssh3@msn.com

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    Posted January 29, 2010

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