|Black Like Me (1964)
Video Service Inc.
Retail: $24.95, Our: $19.99
A December 11th street date has been announced for 1964's Black Like Me starring James Whitmore.
A small company called Video Service is putting out the 2-disc set that boasts a restoration from the original negative, as well as several bonus features (below).
Retail will be $24.95, but It is available at ClassicFlix.com for just $19.99.
Based on the landmark memoir by John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me stars James Whitmore as Griffin, who medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an itinerant black writer navigating his way through Mississippi and Alabama. Along the way he experienced firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of the Afro-American communities.
Thanks to a full restoration from the original negative, this is the first time Black Like Me has been released on DVD.
- Uncommon Vision: Documentary on the life of John Howard Griffin (60 min.)
- Excerpt from Reluctant Activist -- the authorized biography of John Howard Griffin, by Robert Bonazzi
- Original trailers