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This Classic Needs To Be On DVD!!
on July 6, 2006
I have loved this film from childhood and have
taped it down through the years.
But in this day and age of DVD, I think it's ridiculous
that they have released all the old "pimps & ho's"
blaxploitation flicks of the late 60's and early 70's,
yet are reluctant to release treaures like this one
The late Gordon Parks did an excellent job of bringing
his book (a recount of his coming of age in 1920's Kansas)
to life with vivid performances by some young actors
and a few of the old school legends of that time
who were still around.
It's a wonder they haven't tried to remake it with
some of the good actors of today!
I've always wondered what happened to some of the
actors who played in this film over the years.
I think that they probably also have some great
behind-the-scenes documentary-style footage
as well, which both could make great extras
on the DVD version.
Bottomline, this movie is a piece of living history
and should be restored and enhanced with
the technology of today!