'Red Tails' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 11:15 AM PDT by

The high-flying action/adventure will soar on to Blu-ray just in time for Memorial Day.

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox has set 'Red Tails' for Blu-ray on May 22.

'Red Tails' stars Academy Award® Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. ('Jerry Maguire') and Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard ('Hustle & Flow') leading a powerful ensemble cast in this high-flying epic inspired by the real-life adventures of the first African-American combat unit to serve in World War II.

Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky... even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, 'Red Tails' is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.

Directed by Anthony Hemingway, 'Red Tails' features an extraordinary cast which includes David Oyelowo ('Rise of the Planet of the Apes'), Nate Parker ('The Secret Life of Bees'), Elijah Kelley ('Hairspray'), Tristan Wilds (“90210”), Method Man (“The Wire”), Ne-Yo ('Stomp The Yard'), Michael B. Jordon ('Chronicle'), Leslie Odom, Jr. (“Smash”), Marcus T. Paulk ('Take the Lead'), Kevin Philips ('Pride'), Andre Royo (“The Wire”), Daniela Ruah (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Gerald McRaney (“Major Dad”), Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”). The film was produced by Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson and written by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War; George Lucas: Executive Producer; Anthony Hemingway: Director; Terence Blanchard: Composer; The Cast of Red Tails; Movie Magic; and THX Media Director.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Red Tails' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 22.

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Red Tails (Blu-ray)
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