Down In The Delta

Down In The Delta

Director: Maya Angelou Cast: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Mary Alice

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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Gifted poet Maya Angelou's directorial debut Down in the Delta debuts on DVD with a widescreen 1.85:1 image that faithfully reproduces the original theatrical aspect ratio. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and is closed-captioned. There are no subtitles available on this disc. Though the disc is without extra features, the film's subtle performances and fine cinematography make this DVD one worth owning.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/1999
UPC: 0717951002907
Original Release: 1998
Rating: PG-13
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:52:00

Special Features

Widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1 audio; Chapter search

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alfre Woodard Loretta
Al Freeman Earl
Mary Alice Rosa Lynn
Esther Rolle Annie
Loretta Devine Zenia
Wesley Snipes Will
Mpho Koaho Thomas
Kulani Hassen Tracy
Anne-Marie Johnson Monica
Justin Lord Dr. Rainey

Technical Credits
Maya Angelou Director
Alfre Woodard Co-producer
Maxyne Baker Costumes/Costume Designer
Reuben Cannon Producer
Bob Christiansen Producer
Stanley Clarke Score Composer
Terri Farnsworth Co-producer
Myron Goble Co-producer,Screenwriter
Lindsey Hermer-Bell Production Designer
Tom Hidderley Sound/Sound Designer
Victor McGauley Producer
Reuben Cannon & Associates Casting
Nancy Richardson Editor
Rick Rosenberg Producer
Wesley Snipes Producer
William Wages Cinematographer
Michael Zenon Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start [:16]
2. Opening Credits [3:10]
3. Thomas' Pep Talk [3:41]
4. "Your Uncle Earl" [3:47]
5. Loretta's Pep Talk [5:50]
6. "Pretty Soon" [4:56]
7. Pawnbroker [4:50]
8. To Uncle Earl's [4:42]
9. Getting Acquainted [4:43]
10. Morning at Uncle Earl's [3:15]
11. Just Chicken [3:50]
12. Church [5:05]
13. Dinner at Zenia's [6:17]
14. "It's her birthday" [1:42]
15. Will Comes Home [3:25]
16. In the Yard [6:49]
17. Thunderstorm [3:04]
18. Thomas Learns to Shoot [5:31]
19. The Story of Nathan [5:45]
20. County Hospital [6:48]
21. "I never had any dreams" [5:01]
22. Back in Chicago [7:11]
23. The Return [5:12]
24. Jesse's Story [2:26]
25. End Credits [4:45]

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Down In The Delta 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is incredibly moving & touching. It is a shame it did not merit some oscar noms!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very surprised by this movie. I didn't expect it to be this good. It was a fabulous movie showing what the power of family can do. Alfre woodard was great in this movie... I really felt as if I was there in this small southern town, out in the middle of nowhere. Esther rolle was very realistic in her portrayal of someone with alzimers. Al Freeman was wonderful as the head of the family. The scenery was beautiful. It was a very emotional movie, taking you from one end to another. At the beginning of the movie alfre Woodard was not a very likeable character, but by the end of the movie, she is amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago