Published 2006
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Ray Charles was born in a poor predominantly black town in central Florida. He went blind at the age of 7. With the staunch support of his determined single mother, he developed a fierce resolve. He had wit and incredible talent which would eventually enable him to overcome not only Jim Crow racism and the cruel prejudices against the blind, but also discover his own sound which revolutionized American popular music. Nonetheless, as Ray's unprecedented fame grew, so did his weakness for drugs and women, until they threatened to strip away the very things he held most dear.

1 videodisc (153 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
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Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
MPAA rating: PG-13; depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Special features: 14 deleted scenes; Ray remembered: friends and fellow musicians remember Ray Charles; feature commentary with director Taylor Hackford; cast and filmmakers.
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Director of photography, Pawel Edelman ; editor, Paul Hirsch ; score composer, Craig Armstrong.
Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Terrence Dashon Howard, Larenz Tate, Richard Schiff, Regina King.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
In English or French, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Foxx)
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