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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)

Nate Parker , Rick Schroder , Jeb Stuart  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nate Parker, Rick Schroder, Nick Searcy, Afemo Omilami, Omar Miller
  • Directors: Jeb Stuart
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003NE8AXO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,914 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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    Nate Parker (The Great Debaters) stars with Golden Globe-winner Rick Schroder (TV's 24) in this electrifying true story as told in the award-winning book by Timothy Tyson. When a black Vietnam War vet is murdered by whites in small-town North Carolina, it sparks a firestorm of violent protest. Amid the rising chaos, a local teacher (Parker) and newly arrived preacher (Schroder) will risk everything to see justice done and change the brutal legacy of the past. From writer/director Jeb Stuart (screenwriter of Die Hard), it's a powerful, emotionally explosive film the New York Times applauds as " and fascinating."

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    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Blood done sign my name September 28, 2010
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    Blood Done Sign My NameI ordered this DVD since I know about this historical incident in Oxford, North Carolina. A little known killing in 1970 became the spark that set this town on fire literally and emotionally in pushing the white people of this community to start to accept the civil rights of blacks in that area. Ben Chavis,cousin of the black murdered man, went on to lead the NAACP and other causes for blacks nationally after leading protests in his home town of Oxford. Even though not as well known as Birmingham, Selma, and the like, it was a very important part of the civil rights movement in the 1970's. I recommend it highly and hope others buy it and watch it as well.
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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars A decent movie about an important story. August 30, 2010
    Jeb Stuart's "Blood Done Sign My Name," based on the book of the same name by Timothy Tyson, is better for the story it tells than for its filmmaking craft. The story--about a racially motivated murder and the resulting civil rights activism in a small North Carolina town circa 1970--is so moving and vital that all Americans should know it. However, Stuart's direction--though solid and competent--is unexciting, and the performances are good but not outstanding. There are so many characters and plotlines that none of the actors or characters has a chance to stand out. In the end, the film seems too diffuse. The photography and music are notable. I would give this film three and a half stars if I could; it's a cut above the mediocrity implied in a three-star rating, but not quite good enough to merit the endorsement implied by four.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    This movie which tells the story from the book of the same name concisely and with great emotion is an important historically accurate account of the struggle for equality in 1970's eastern North Carolina.
    As an English teacher, I found it very helpful in bringing the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird closer to home for my students.
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    13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent represntation . July 19, 2010
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    I have read the book and seen the movie. The book involves more than the movie. As happens with a lot of books,in order to have a regular length movie,some of the book is not told. I do think Jeb Stuart did an excellent version in his movie. I think the paralells that are presented to the veiwers of small town politics, and black and white responses are very accurate. I live in a very similar area not far from the town in which all this occurred. My father was the District Attorney in this case. This is a true representaion and should be a lesson to all in civil rights and justice(or injustice). I highly reccommend both the book and the movie.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars POWERFUL, powerful film! February 22, 2012
    I watched this movie for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I was very deeply moved. When I tuned in, I expected to see another "Mississippi Burning" or similar story, where the African-American experience is secondary to the flick serving as a vehicle for mainstream stars. Well, I was surprised - this is NOT that film! While Tim Tyson understandably shares his father's experience and valor, he does so in a very sensitive manner that does not white-wash the true story on which this film is based. Rather, he clearly brings to our faces the HORROR of racism and bigotry in modern-day America (this heinous murder and miscarriage of justice occurred in 1970). If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend that you do. I also plan to go back and read the book as well.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful, stirring, and unsettling June 4, 2011
    The reason i say, "beautiful, stirring, and unsettling" is because it is indeed the first two because of how humbly yet powerfully the story is told, but haunting because i think we have to look at ourselves and how we are still doing the exact same thing...just turning our backs to other oppressed people, like human trafficking victims, or survivors of maniacal genocide as in Sudan. Kimberly L. Smith Passport through Darkness: A True Story of Danger and Second Chances
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Meaningful movie June 27, 2014
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    My daughter watched this at school and asked me to buy it and watch it with her at home. Excellent movie
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    5.0 out of 5 stars I Love it May 15, 2014
    By journee
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    This movie goes back to showing us how society haven't changed too much today. An innocent man was shot down for no reason and all was done was a celebration by the guilty and his people because they achieved bringing another one down.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars I lived every second of this movie.
    I lived every second of this movie. Some important stuff that happened during that time was never mentioned, but being born and raised in Oxford, NC this did get our story out... Read more
    Published 7 months ago by dtdavis
    5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-Opening Film, Based on a True Story
    Great movie! It takes place after the Civil Rights Movement in a small town that is still holding onto the past. Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Brooke
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very moving!
    Educational movie with great actors who portray very influential characters. Chronicles some unbelievable events that occurred during a dark period in history... Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Jessica
    5.0 out of 5 stars History and Adventure
    This movie is not only action packed with adventure but also has a dynamic way of telling historical events. It isv also a great way to begin a movie club.
    Published 10 months ago by Dorothy Heath
    5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Done Sign My Name
    Pretty good research for a movie of American Black History. Wish there were more movies produced and more accurate to tell the real story.
    Published 12 months ago by Beatrice Mayo
    5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Done Sign My Name
    Our family has enjoyed Blood Done Sign My Name movie which is worthy of adding to in-home collection of a portray of history.
    Published 12 months ago by LeggsSatchel
    4.0 out of 5 stars My old hometown
    Good dvd, had some scratches, but otherwise good.Watched movie from my old hometown and it drew my attention to how the world was then and now.
    Published 19 months ago by charles nance
    3.0 out of 5 stars Movie based on book
    This DVD is in fine shape and played very well. I had loved the book by Timothy Tyson, and hoped the film did it justice. Read more
    Published on August 10, 2012 by Kristen S. Atkinson
    4.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely recommend this movie
    I believe that the acting was excellent...Havent seen Rick Schroeder in a film in a long time....He is a fine actor ..wish that his character had more of a role... Read more
    Published on March 10, 2012 by J S Henry
    5.0 out of 5 stars Must See
    I heard about this movie on the Monique show and had to see it. I was not disappointed. Very well done. A must see for those interested in Black hisory.
    Published on July 31, 2011 by Verne
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