‘One Night in Miami’ Gets Criterion Collection Treatment


The Blu-ray Criterion Collection will be released on December 7.

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There’s no better time to start making your holiday gift list. If you’re looking for a movie buff this holiday season, the Criterion Collection is releasing a few new films on Blu-ray this month, including Regina King’s “One Night in Miami”.

The Criterion Collection version of King’s debut feature will be released on December 7th, giving you plenty of time to pre-order the Blu-ray to give as a gift.

Adapted by Kemp Powers from his 2013 play, “One Night in Miami” shares a fictional take on a real-life encounter between Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Malcolm X and Sam Cooke. The story takes place in a Miami motel on the night of February 25, 1964, hours after Ali (then Cassius Clay) defeated Sonny Liston to become the world heavyweight champion.

One Night in Miami Blu-ray Criteria Collection (Pre-order)

“One Night in Miami” puts audiences in the room with four legends, each at the forefront of black American culture but with different perspectives on the fight against racism and the civil rights movement.

The Criterion Collection Blu-ray features “A Night in Miami” in 4K, along with new conversations between King and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, as well as new interviews with the film’s writer, cast and crew. Also included: content on the making of the Oscar nominated film, sound design, and a conversation between King and Berry Jenkins.

“The Learning Tree,” a 1969 story written and directed by legendary photographer Gordon Parks, is also up for pre-order. “The Learning Tree” is based on Parks’ semi-autobiographical novel of the same name and became the first black director-led film for a major film studio. The Restoration of the Criterion Collection will be released on December 14, along with “The Red Shoes”, a 1948 British ballet drama by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

For more movie recommendations for the holidays and beyond, read our roundup of classic movies you can buy on Blu-ray for $ 10 or less.

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