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John Singleton’s Poetic Justice & Higher Learning on Blu-ray February 5

Grammy Award® winning superstar Janet Jackson makes her big screen debut for Academy Award® nominated Writer/Director John Singleton (Best Director & Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Boyz N the Hood, 1991) in the acclaimed and beloved romantic drama POETIC JUSTICE, newly remastered and debuting on Blu-ray™ February 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Also available on February 5, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings Writer/Director John Singleton’s bold look at college life to Blu-ray: HIGHER LEARNING, starring Omar Epps (“House”), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rapaport (Deep Blue Sea), Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Best Supporting Actress, A Beautiful Mind, 2001) and Ice Cube (Ride Along). Newly remastered and debuting on Blu-ray as well, continue on to learn more about these upcoming releases.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Written & Directed by Academy Award® Nominee
John Singleton,
Starring Janet Jackson & Tupac Shakur

POETIC JUSTICE

Debuting on Blu-ray™ February 5 with All-New Bonus Content,
Including Never-Before-Seen Deleted & Extended Scenes,
Original Screen Test and
Retrospective Interview with John Singleton

Plus Singleton’s HIGHER LEARNING Debuts

on Blu-ray February 5

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (December 10, 2018) – Grammy Award® winning superstar Janet Jackson makes her big screen debut for Academy Award® nominated Writer/Director John Singleton (Best Director & Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Boyz N the Hood, 1991) in the acclaimed and beloved romantic drama POETIC JUSTICE, newly remastered and debuting on Blu-ray™ February 5 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Jackson, nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Original Song for “Again” from the film, stars as Justice, a poetry-loving hairdresser on a road trip from South Central Los Angeles to Oakland with Lucky (legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, Juice). POETIC JUSTICE also stars Regina King (Ray), Joe Torry (Tales from the Hood), Lori Petty (A League of Their Own) and acclaimed poet Maya Angelou (How to Make an American Quilt), whose poems are featured in the film.

The POETIC JUSTICE Blu-ray comes loaded with all-new bonus content, including 10 never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes, a rare look at Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur’s original screen test and a new retrospective interview with Writer/Director John Singleton.

Also available on February 5, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings Writer/Director John Singleton’s bold look at college life to Blu-ray: HIGHER LEARNING, starring Omar Epps (“House”), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Rapaport (Deep Blue Sea), Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (Best Supporting Actress, A Beautiful Mind, 2001) and Ice Cube (Ride Along). Newly remastered and debuting on Blu-ray, HIGHER LEARNING includes a commentary from John Singleton and the theatrical trailer.

POETIC JUSTICE Synopsis:

Superstar Janet Jackson makes her stunning film debut in director John Singleton’s (Boyz N the Hood) street-smart love story, POETIC JUSTICE. A mismatched pair pushed together for a road trip from South Central L.A. to Oakland, Justice (Jackson) and Lucky (Tupac Shakur) have only one thing in common: they can’t stand each other. But as their friends Iesha and Chicago (Regina King and Joe Torry) fight –and makeup– in the back of the van, Justice, and Lucky find themselves reluctantly drawn together before being confronted once again by the shocking violence they thought they’d left behind. Featuring the music of Naughty by Nature and Tony! Toni! Tone!, and the poetry of Maya Angelou.

POETIC JUSTICE Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:

ALL-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • 10 Never-Before-Seen Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Janet Jackson & Tupac Shakur’s Rare Original Screen Test
  • Retrospective Interview with Writer/Director John Singleton

ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Director Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

POETIC JUSTICE has a run time of approximately 109 minutes and is rated R for pervasive strong language, and for violence and sexuality.

HIGHER LEARNING Synopsis:

Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson and Michael Rapaport star as first-term freshmen who get a crash course in diversity, identity and sexuality in writer/director John Singleton’s bold look at contemporary college life. Also starring Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, Jennifer Connelly and Tyra Banks.

HIGHER LEARNING Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:

  • Director Commentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

HIGHER LEARNING has a run time of approximately 127 minutes and is rated R for scenes of violence and sexuality, and for strong language.

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