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Hollywood Shuffle - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Comedy
Director: Robert Townsend
Plot Synopsis:

This debut feature by Robert Townsend is an ingenious guerrilla satire that takes riotous aim at the typecasting of Black actors in 1980s Hollywood. The writer-director-star’s megawatt charisma propels Hollywood Shuffle, the hilarious tale of a struggling actor attempting to break into an industry where the only roles available to Black performers seem to be hustlers, butlers, slaves, and “Eddie Murphy types”—forcing him to choose between selling out and maintaining his self-respect. Lampooning everything from film noir to zombie flicks to Siskel and Ebert, Townsend and cowriter Keenen Ivory Wayans cannily turn the frustrations of the Black artist into a subversively funny pop-culture critique.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 28th, 2023
    Movie Release Year: 1987
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Specs:New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by writer-director-actor Robert Townsend
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.85:1
    Audio Formats:English uncompressed monaural soundtrack
    Subtitles/Captions:English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    Special Features:New audio commentary featuring Townsend
    New interviews with actors Rusty Cundieff, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Bobby McGee
    Radio program featuring Townsend in conversation with film critic Elvis Mitchell
    Trailer
    PLUS: An essay by critic Aisha HarrisEnglish subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing