Claudine (Criterion Collection)

Criterion   (1974) / Region 1
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Claudine (Criterion Collection)

Diahann Carroll is radiant in an unforgettable, Oscar-nominated performance as Claudine, a strong-willed single mother, raising six kids in Harlem, whose budding relationship with a gregarious garbage collector (an equally fantastic James Earl Jones) is stressed by the difficulty of getting by in an oppressive system. Directed by John Berry, this romantic comedy with a social conscience deftly balances warm humor with a serious look at the myriad issuesfrom cycles of poverty to the indignities of the welfare systemthat shape its characters realities. The result is an empathetic chronicle of both Black working-class struggle and Black joy, a bittersweet, bighearted celebration of family and community set to a sunny soul soundtrack composed by Curtis Mayfield and performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips.

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  • Length
  • Rating PG
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 31 2020
  • Production Year 1974
  • Empire SKU 3050644
  • UPC Code 715515251914
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Interactive Menus
Chapter Selections
Web Site Information
New 4K digital restoration
Audio commentary from 2003 featuring actors Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs; filmmaker George Tillman Jr.; and Dan Pine, son of screenwriters Lester Pine and Tina Pine
New conversation on the film between filmmaker Robert Townsend and programmer Ashley Clark
Illustrated audio excerpts from a 1974 AFI Harold Lloyd Master Seminar featuring Carroll
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
An essay by critic Danielle A. Jackson

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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