Release Date: 6/5/2001 Original Release: 1994 Format: DVD Widescreen Length: 128 minutes Rating:R (MPAA) Rating Reason: Scenes of violence and sexuality, and for strong language. UPC: 043396067684 Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainm
Dramas, Campus Life, Coming Of Age, Race Relations, Self-Discovery, Social Issues, Theatrical Release
Higher Learning DVD Description
The third installment in John Singleton's trilogy about South Central Los Angeles, HIGHER LEARNING examines mid-1990s university politics from racial, sexual, and economic standpoints. At fictional Columbus University (where a statue of the explorer stands witness to the dominant culture's supremacy), three freshman arrive to find a campus ready to explode. Malik (Omar Epps) wavers among the influences of revolution-preaching super-senior Fudge (Ice Cube), no-excuses Professor Phipps (Laurence Fishburne), and his motivated girlfriend Deja (Tyra Banks). Kristen (Kristy Swanson), another neophyte, is thrown into sexual confusion when she meets a charismatic lesbian, while the socially inept Remy (Michael Rapaport) can only fit in with the local skinheads. The storylines cross and complicate as each character tries to discover what's right, but the potential for violence grows with every wrong choice they make. Singleton recruited an emsemble of considerable talent to flesh out the complex plot, which allows him to deal efficiently with a breadth of concerns without preaching.
Region 1 Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33 Letterbox - 1.85 Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 - English Dolby Digital 2.0 - French Dolby Digital 2.0 - Portuguese Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: John Singleton - Director Trailers: 1. Original Theatrical - HIGHER LEARNING 2. Original Theatrical - BOYZ N THE HOOD 3. Original Theatrical - POETIC JUSTICE Text/Photo Galleries: Filmographies: 1. John Singleton - Director 2. Omar Epps - Star 3. Kristy Swanson - Star 4. Michael Rapaport - Star 5. Jennifer Connelly - Star 6. Ice Cube - Star 7. Tyra Banks - Star 8. Laurence Fishburne - Star