Release Date: 2/10/2009 Original Release: 2008 Format: DVD Length: 98 minutes Rating:R (MPAA) Rating Reason: for pervasive language, and sexual content including nudity UPC: 796019818070 Studio: Genius Productions, Inc.
Comedies, Music (General), Theatrical Release, Soul, R&B/Soul, New York City, Road Movies
Soul Men DVD Description
Malcolm Lee, director of upbeat family fare such as WELCOME HOME ROSCOE JENKINS and ROLL BOUNCE, takes a slightly raunchier tack for his uproarious buddy comedy, SOUL MEN. The late Bernie Mac gives one of his final performances as Floyd Henderson, a retired back-up singer for a '60s soul act known as the Real Deal. When the group's lead singer, Marcus Hooks--played by real-life soul singer John Legend--suddenly drops dead, the two remaining members of the group, Henderson and Louis Hinds (Samuel L. Jackson), are enlisted to play a tribute concert at the Apollo Theatre in New York City. Hinds, an ex-convict trying his best to stay out of the limelight, is persuaded by Henderson to drive cross-country for the chance to re-ignite his music career. The classic comedic trope of road-trip antagonism reaches new heights as the pair curse and claw at each other for the entire voyage, taking occasional breaks to stage impromptu roadside rehearsals and other, less PG-rated misadventures. Throughout, Mac's formidable skills at slapstick play against Jackson's no-nonsense, tough guy demeanor--a veneer that, at times, cracks enough to reveal some genuinely tender moments between the two. But SOUL MEN's final, most poignant postscript is a cameo by fallen soul legend Isaac Hayes--who, coincidentally, died the same week as Bernie Mac--casting a bittersweet pall over the film's enjoyably comic shenanigans.
Keep Case Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Featurette: Bernie Mac At The Apollo Behind the Scenes: Boogie Ain't Nothin' Trailers: Theatrical Trailer Audio Commentary: 1. Malcolm Lee - Director 2. The Soul Men: Bernie Mac & Samuel L. Jackson 3. The Cast Of Soul Men