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Red Tails flies to DVD and Blu-ray on May 22nd

By Patrick Luce Mar 31, 2012, 1:37 GMT

Red Tails flies to DVD and Blu-ray on May 22nd

From executive producer George Lucas, Red Tails soars to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download on May 22nd from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The remarkable story of an inspirational group of men whose legendary bravery was cemented in the sky, Red Tails is set for release just prior to Memorial Day and stars Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow).

The film features a powerful ensemble cast to tell the high-flying epic inspired by the real-life adventures of the first African-American combat unit to serve in World War II.

Italy, 1944.  As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky... even as they battle discrimination on the ground. 

Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.

Directed by Anthony Hemingway, Red Tails features an extraordinary cast which includes David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Nate Parker (The Secret Life of Bees), Elijah Kelly (Hairspray), Tristan Wilds (“90210”), Method Man (“The Wire”), Ne-Yo (Stomp The Yard), Michael B. Jordon (Chronicle), Leslie Odom, Jr. (“Smash”), Marcus T. Paulk (Take the Lead), Kevin Philips (Pride), Andre Royo (“The Wire”), Daniela Ruah (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Gerald McRaney (“Major Dad”), Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”). The film was produced by Rick McCallum and Charles Floyd Johnson and written by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder.

Red Tails Blu-ray Combo Pack Special Features include:

Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War
George Lucas: Executive Producer
Anthony Hemingway: Director
Terence Blanchard: Composer
The Cast of Red Tails
Movie Magic
THX Media Director

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Further Reading on M&C

Cuba Gooding Jr. Biography - - Cuba Gooding Jr. Movies -
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Terrence Howard Biography - - Terrence Howard Movies -

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