'The Josephine Baker Story' & 'The Tuskegee Airmen' Blu-rays Dated

Posted Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

A pair of historical films are bound for Blu-ray in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, HBO is preparing to release 'The Josephine Baker Story' on Blu-ray on January 17.

Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success took Josephine to Paris where her semi-nude dancing causes an international sensation. Josephine's life becomes a roller coaster ride of love and rejection from both her lovers and her country.

Robert Markowitz' 'The Tuskegee Airmen,' which stars Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance, and Andre Braugher will hit stores on the same date.

It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when African-American flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call "The Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives - to prove to America that courage knows no color.

Specs and supplements have not been set yet, but suggested list price for each Blu-ray is set at only $14.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Josephine Baker Story' & 'The Tuskegee Airmen' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under January 17.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Josephine Baker Story (Blu-ray)
The Tuskegee Airmen (Blu-ray)
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