‘Red Tails’ Blu-ray Review

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on May 25, 2012

Red Tails
Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Download ($39.99)

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard anchor the strong ensemble cast in this soaring World War II saga based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black aerial combat unit, shooting German planes out of the sky while battling deep-rooted discrimination on the ground. The stirring dogfight sequences show the influence of executive producer George Lucas, whose affinity for battles in the sky helped “Star Wars” soar into history 35 years ago. Bonus content includes featurettes on the cast, producer and director, an inside look at the movie magic behind the combat scenes, and a documentary on the real-life WWII heroes whose red-tailed planes boldly announced that the Tuskegee Airmen were on the job.

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