Fans of historical fiction will be excited about the release of two new titles now out on Blu-ray and DVD:
First we have the critically-acclaimed film Fences, based on August Wilson’s 1985 stageplay of the same name. The play won both a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize in 1987, and thirty years later the film (adapted for the screen largely by Wilson himself) has continued the winning streak, garnering Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG awards (among multiple others), most of which are due to the masterful leading performances of Viola Davis and Denzel Washington (Washington also directed the film.) The story (which was the sixth installment of Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle”) centers around former African American baseball player Troy Maxson as he struggles to redefine his own identity and to make a living for himself and his loved ones in the tumultuous and challenging world of 1950s Pittsburgh.
The film is now out on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and digital HD. The Blu-ray option not only features the film in both disc and digital form, but also over 30 minutes of bonus material, including “Expanding the Audience: From Stage to […]