In anticipation of it's August 17th release date, we're giving away copies of the Jamie Foxx drama, Redemption!

Jamie Foxx stars as Stan “Tookie” Williams, founder of the notorious Crips street gang, in this riveting true story of one man’s search for redemption within the walls of California’s San Quentin State Prison. While awaiting execution on death row, Tookie denounces the destructive lifestyle that landed him behind bars. Determined to stop the violence he helped create, he begins a crusade to steer children away from gangs by writing a series of powerful anti-gang books, earning him worldwide critical acclaim—and four Nobel Peace Prize nominations.

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Inspired by the real-life story of an infamous LA gang founder and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, TV’s acclaimed movie event “REDEMPTION: The Stan Tookie Williams Story” debuts on DVD and VHS August 17, 2004 from Fox Home Entertainment. Starring Jamie Foxx (Any Given Sunday and TV’s “In Living Color”) as Williams with Lynn Whitfield (Eve’s Bayou), “REDEMPTION” follows Williams’ emotionally-charged and controversial journey: from his street life with the Crips leading to a death row sentence, to later writing children’s novels and encouraging anti-violence initiatives that have earned him multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations while still incarcerated. The two-sided “REDEMPTION” flipper DVD features insightful commentary, an introduction with running still gallery and more. The sell-through DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $27.98 U.S./$43.98 Canada and the VHS is available for rental.

The flipper disc DVD offers both Widescreen aspect ratio: 1.78:1 and Pan & Scan aspect ratio: 1.33:1 presentations of “REDEMPTION” presented in 5.1 English Dolby and English Dolby surround sound, with commentary from director Vondie Curtis (who co-directed the movie with Guy Maddin), editor Terilyn Stropshire and Barbara Bechnel, who has extensively interviewed and co-written with Stan Williams. Additionally, Side One features a five-minute introduction by Stan “Tookie” Williams with a running still gallery as well as a message from Stan “Tookie” Williams. Side Two also features commentary by director Vondie Curtis, editor Terilyn Stropshire and Barbara Bechnel.

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Brian B.