THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS & MOTOR KINGS - LE

THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS & MOTOR KINGS - LE

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(John Badham, 1976)
Release date: 30 August 2021
Limited Edition Blu-ray (World Blu-ray premiere)

Produced by Motown and based on the best-selling 1973 novel of the same name by William Brashler – considered to be one of the greatest sporting books ever written – The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is set amid the segregated African American baseball league of the 1930s, and follows one enterprising team’s journey from humble beginnings to championship-winning success. Directed with flair by John Badham (Saturday Night Fever, Dracula), this classic feel-good comedy features a stellar cast including a pre-Star Wars pairing of Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones, and comedy legend Richard Pryor (Blue Collar).

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with director John Badham (2007)
  • There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace: Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues (1983, 60 mins): documentary by Craig Davidson chronicling life in the segregated Negro Leagues, narrated by James Earl Jones and featuring archival footage and interviews with numerous baseball players
  • Theatrical trailer
  • John Badham trailer commentary (2013)
  • Radio spots
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet featuring a 1978 retrospective article on the film by Michele Russell, an archival report on a promotional baseball match between the casts of The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings and The Bad News Bears, an archival interview with actor Billy Dee Williams, an overview of contemporary critical responses, new writing on There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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BBFC cert: 12
REGION B
EAN: 5060697921502