Honeydripper (R2) in September
Axiom Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Honeydripper on 22nd September 2008 priced at £17.99 RRP. From writer/director John Sayles, Honeydripper stars Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Stacy Keach and Mary Steenburgen, as well as featuring performances by Motown legend Dr. Mable John, Keb’ Mo’ and rising star Gary Clark Jr.
The year is 1950, and Tyrone 'Pine Top' Purvis (Danny Glover) is a club owner whose establishment, the Honeydripper Lounge, has fallen on hard times. With the club about to close, Tyrone decides to take one last gamble, announcing that the legendary Guitar Sam is to make an appearance at the Honeydripper. When Guitar Sam is a no-show, Tyrone calls on a young guitar player named Sonny (Gary Clark Jr.) to impersonate the errant star, hoping that none of his patrons will notice and the club will earn a late reprieve.
A two-disc set, features include:
- Anamorphic Widescreen
- Dolby Stereo and Optional 5.1
- English HOH subtitles (Main Feature only)
- Feature-length commentary with director John Sayles
- Exclusive interviews with John Sayles (39’), Maggie Renzi (26’), Danny Glover (18’) and Mable John (17’)
- Performed reading of “Keeping Time” by John Sayles
- Character Biographies
- Stills Gallery
- Exclusive Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet – includes John Sayles’ short story, ‘Keeping Time’, which inspired Honeydripper