- Published: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
- Year Published: 2009
- Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: Blu-Ray
- Lack, Andrew.
- Sondervan, Sofia.
- Martin, Darnell.
- Brody, Adrien.
- Wright, Jeffrey.
- Union, Gabrielle.
- Short, Columbus.
- Cedric, the Entertainer, 1965-
- Chriqui, Emmanuelle, 1977-
- Walker, Eamonn.
- Mos Def (Rapper)
- Beyoncé, 1981-
- Sony Music Film (Firm)
- Parkwood Pictures (Firm)
- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
- Chess, Leonard, -- 1917-1969 -- Drama.
- Chess Records (Firm) -- Drama.
- Sound recording executives and producers -- Drama. -- Illinois -- Chicago
- Blues (Music) -- Drama. -- Illinois -- Chicago
- Rock music -- Drama. -- Illinois -- Chicago
- Musical films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- Feature films.
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Call number: Blu-ray Drama Cadillac
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Deleted scenes; "Playing Chess: the making of Cadillac records" featurette; "Once upon a blues: Cadillac Records by design" featurette; commentary with writer/director Darnell Martin; Blu-ray exclusive: The Chess Record player: an interactive playlist feature that allows you wo create and share a list of songs featured in the movie.
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Mos Def, Beyoncé Knowles.
Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer, Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James. Chess makes all of his artist part of his family and takes care of them. This is not easy since they spend a small fortune on booze, drugs, and the high life. When Chuck Berry goes to jail, Leonard is able to find another talented performer, Etta James, to take his place. In the late sixties, as their music goes out of favor, Leonard Chess gets out of the record business.
Blu-ray disc, regions A, B and C, widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround, 1080p High Definition ; (Special features: Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., standard & High Definition).
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
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