[New York] : Weinstein Company : Alliance, c2008.
[Blu-ray version ; widescreen version.].
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Blu-ray disc; 5.1 DTS-HD MA, French 5.1 Dolby Digital ; requires blu-ray player.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English (SDH) or Spanish.
Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise, Devyn Tyler, Trenton McClain Boyd.
Producers, Todd Black, Kate Forte, Joe Roth, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey ; story, Robert Eisele & Jeffrey Porro ; screenplay, Robert Eisele ; director, Denzel Washington ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot ; editors, John Breinholt, Hughes Winborne ; music, Peter Golub, James Newton Howard.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: deleted scenes ; historical perspective ; music videos ; Forest Whitaker interview ; a new generation of actors ; 1930s wardrobe of Sharen Davis ; production design.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, language, and brief sexuality.
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.