Ray (R2) in June

Universal Pictures Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Ray for 6th June 2005 priced at £19.99. This extraordinary and inspiring life story of the late music legend Ray Charles and his triumphant fight to control his own destiny stars Academy Award® Winner Jamie Foxx.

Features on the two-disc DVD release include:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English SDH subtitles
  • Theatrical and Extended Version – Ray can be viewed in its original theatrical version or in an extended version with over 25 minutes of additional footage not shown in cinemas
  • Extended Musical Performances - Featuring two complete uncut performances of “Hit the Road Jack” and “What Kind of Man Are You”
  • Audio Commentary – with director Taylor Hackford
  • Deleted Scenes – 14 scenes not seen at the cinema
  • “Stepping Into The Part” – On-set interviews, voiceover, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Ray Charles and Jamie Foxx preparing Jamie for his incredible physical, mental and musical transformation into the character of Ray Charles
  • Ray Remembered – friends and fellow musicians remember Ray Charles
  • Plus - Theatrical trailer and previews
  • More Uncut Musical Performances - Seven additional complete uncut musical performances of “Hallelujah, I Love Her So,” “Leave My Woman Alone,” “Night Time is the Right Time,” “Unchain My Heart,” “Mary Ann,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and “Hard Times”
  • Filmmakers’ Journey – An in-depth interview with director Taylor Hackford and his producing partner Stuart Benjamin on their 15-year journey to portray Ray Charles’ musical genius and bring their vision to the screen
  • 28-page Bonus Photo Journal

Genius: A Night for Ray Charles, the star-studded tribute concert for Ray Charles is also being released to own on DVD on the same day, marking the year anniversary since Ray Charles’ death. Priced separately at £9.99 or available to own as a box set with Ray priced at £27.99 features on the disc include:
  • A Look Inside RAY: The Theatrical Trailer – A behind the scenes look at the making of the movie
  • Genius Loves Company – Interviews with some of the artists who duet with Ray Charles on his last ever album of the same title

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