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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: MVD8553BR
  • UPC: 760137855385
  • Street Date: 11/22/22
  • PreBook Date: 10/18/22
  • Label: MVD Marquee Collection »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 124 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1995
  • Region Code: 1
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US,CA
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Tyrin Turner
  • Actor: Bobby Brown
  • Actor: James Russo
  • Actor: Robert Culp
  • Actor: M. Emmet Walsh
  • Actor: James Le Gros
  • Actor: Chris Rock
  • Actor: Chris Tucker
  • Actor: Angela Bassett
  • Actor: Joe Don Baker
  • Actor: Bokeem Woodbine
  • Actor: Kadeem Hardison
  • Actor: Courtney B. Vance
  • Actor: Marcus Chong
  • Director: Mario Van Peebles
  • Producer: Preston L. Holmes
  • Producer: Mario Van Peebles
  • Producer: Melvin Van Peebles
  • Director: Mario Van Peebles
  • Producers: Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Preston L. Holmes

 

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Panther

THE FBI DECLARED THEM PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE. THE PEOPLE CALLED THE HEROES.

Panther
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A time of tension. Of rioting in the streets. A time of change. In Oakland, California, 1968, The Black Panthers led by Huey Newton (Marcus Chong, The Matrix) and Bobby Seale (Courtney B. Vance, The Preacher's Wife) have armed themselves and are ready to fight for freedom. To the people, they're heroes, but to the FBI they're Public Enemy Number One. Now the Feds will do everything they san - on the right or wrong side of the law - to bring them down.

Written by legendary filmmaker and author Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song), based on his own novel ,and directed by Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City, Posse), Panther features an all-star cast including Kadeem Hardison (Drive), Bokeem Woodbine (Queen & Slim), Joe Don Baker (GoldenEye), Angela Bassett (Black Panther), Chris Tucker (Rush Hour), Chris Rock (The Longest Yard), James Le Gros (Guncrazy), M. Emmet Walsh (Blood Simple), Robert Culp ("I Spy"), James Russo (Django Unchained), Bobby Brown (Ghostbusters II) and Tyrin Turner (Menace II Society).

Media

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Bonus Materials

  • High Definition (1080p) presentation of the main feature in 1.85:1 aspect ratio
  • Audio: LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible Artwork
  • Limited Edition Slipcover (First Pressing Only)

Sales Points

  • First Time Ever on Blu-ray!
  • Directed by Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City, Posse, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, Baadasssss!)
  • Written by Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Greased Lightning)
  • HUGE all-star cast includes Marcus Chong (The Matrix), Courtney B. Vance (The Preacher’s Wife), Kadeem Hardison (Drive), Bokeem Woodbine (Queen & Slim), Joe Don Baker (GoldenEye), James Russo (Django Unchained) and Angela Bassett (Black Panther)
  • WINNER! 1995 Locarno International Film Festival: Silver Leopard Award (Mario Van Peebles), Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention (Mario Van Peebles)
  • The film also features Chris Tucker (Rush Hour), Chris Rock (The Longest Yard), James Le Gros (Guncrazy), M. Emmet Walsh (Blood Simple), Robert Culp (“I Spy”), Bobby Brown (Ghostbusters II) and Tyrin Turner (Menace II Society)

Press Quotes

Entertains, provokes, energizes.

     —The New York Times

'Panther' does a good job of capturing the idealism and excitement of the party's early days... a vivid period reconstruction of the way the Panthers grew both through community programs... It makes a compelling story.

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The most compelling part of 'Panther' is a sincere attempt at celebratory, spirit-raising filmmaking in the 'Malcolm X' mold, a romanticized but effective attempt at creating heroes & showcasing the positive aspects of the Panther Party & its message...

     —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

  

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