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Two from HBO Films in January

HBO Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of two independent features for January 2005.

Arriving on 11th January 2005 priced at $26.98 is Everyday People, an intimate ensemble drama that tells the interconnected stories of a group of racially diverse New Yorkers who rub elbows in Raskin's, a venerable Brooklyn diner and NYC institution whose Jewish owner has just revealed he plans to sell off the place to make way for condominiums and newer, more "gentrified" establishments. Told over the course of a single workday, the film challenges conventional assumptions about class and racial identity.

Features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish DD2.0 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio commentary with director Jim McKay and executive producer Nelson George
  • "The Process" Featurette

Arriving on 25th January 2005 priced at $26.98 is Something the Lord Made which tells the emotional true story of two men who defied the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies," Dr. Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) and lab technician Vivien Thomas (Mos Def) form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear their friendship apart.

Features include:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish DD2.0 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman, executive directors Eric Hetzel and Joseph W. Cort
  • Featurette
  • Making History Slide Show




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