Posted Fri Dec 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM PST by Tom Landy
The film stars Tyler James Williams, Kyle Gallner, Dennis Haysbert, Tessa Thompson, and Teyonah Parris and will arrive in stores in February.
In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate will be releasing 'Dear White People' on Blu-ray on February 3.
Loosely based on Simien's own experiences as an undergraduate at a predominantly white university, Dear White People is "a smart, hilarious satire of the Obama age" (Indiewire) and is "the very definition of a conversation-starter" (Los Angeles Times). The provocative subject matter found a voice on Twitter when Simien launched a guerilla marketing campaign and set up a @DearWhitePeople Twitter feed that actually served as a voice for his main character in the film, Sam White. With word of mouth and social media, the guerilla marketing campaign went viral with a concept trailer on YouTube which eventually led the film to be successfully crowdfunded on Indiegogo.
A hilarious and thought-provoking satire about race relations, Dear White People is the story of an eclectic group of black students trying to navigate a predominantly white Ivy League school. Dealing with the college's traditions and cliques is hard enough. But after a sequence of events including a controversial student election, an out-of-control party and the arrival of a reality TV producer, once-quiet Winchester University becomes a hotbed of conflict.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: "The Making of Dear White People" featurette; "Get Your Life" Music Video (Extended Version) by Caught a Ghost; Deleted Scenes; Outtakes; Racism Insurance Skits; The More You Know About Black People (a PSA Web Series); DVRS App: Black Friends When You Need Them; LEAKED: Banned Winchester U Diversity; and two exclusive commentaries -- with Writer/Director Justin Simien, and Cast Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, Teyonah Parris and Brandon Bell; and with Writer/Director Justin Simien.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Dear White People' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under February 3.
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