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Black. White. The Complete Series on DVD

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Black. White.
THE COMPLETE SERIES on DVD




From Executive Producer Ice Cube Comes The Ultimate Reality Show,
An Explosive And Intriguing Series
Debuting On DVD September 12th From Fox Home Entertainment

CENTURY CITY, Calif. - From Emmy-winning producer R. J. Cutler* ("The War Room") and hip hop legend Ice Cube ( Boyz N The Hood ) comes "Black. White.," the provocative and insightful six-episode docudrama that redefined reality television. Arriving on DVD September 12 from Fox Home Entertainment, this groundbreaking series set the nation abuzz when two families - through the use of extensive makeup - trade races for six weeks. While three members of the Caucasian Wurgel family appeared black and three members of the African-American Sparks family appeared white, the ensuing sociological (and cosmetological) experiment was anything but black-and-white: finally answering the question, "What is it like to live in someone else's skin?" Ranking as the highest-rated unscripted series to ever premier on cable, this critically acclaimed show arrives on DVD laden with extras, including Ice Cube's "Black. White." music video, a behind-the-scenes featurette on "Black. White." makeup application, audio commentary by producers and cast, an educational DVD-ROM study guide created by University of California Santa Barbara race relations expert Dr. Howard Winant and much more. The two-disc set will be available to own for $26.98 US/$37.98 Canada.

*2001 - Emmy, Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) for "American High"

Synopsis:What is it like to live in someone else's skin? Find out by watching this fascinating series in which the African-American Sparks family (Brian, Renee and 16-year-old Nick) trades places with the Caucasian Wurgel family (Bruno, Carmen and 17-year-old Rose) thanks to an incredible visual transformation created by Hollywood make-up artists. The two families agree to share a home for the duration of a six-week social experiment that will challenge their beliefs and core values in ways they could have never imagined. Their unscripted experiences are often explosive, always intriguing and ultimately insightful – resulting in a totally unique cultural perspective that's anything but black-and-white!

DVD Episodes and Special Features:
The "Black. White." DVD collection includes all six episodes, Ice Cube's original "Black. White." Music video, footage from Rose's poetry slam, a "Black. White." make-up application featurette, commentaries from both the participants and the producers and a DVD-ROM featuring study guides to be used in conjunction with the DVD allowing teachers to further race relations education in the classroom. The series is presented in 1:33:1 aspect ratio on two discs with English Stereo Sound.

posted by Shelia, 7:05 AM

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