If Beale Street Could Talk, the latest film from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 26 (the digital version debuts March 12). The 1970s set project, based on the James Baldwin novel, centers on a couple persevering through tragic times.

Friends since childhood, Harlem denizens Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) are engaged with a baby on the way. Their plans take a nightmarish turn after Fonny is falsely accused of rape, and now Tish and her family will do everything it takes to ensure Fonny’s release from prison. The film received three Oscar nods, including Best Adapted Screenplay (screenwriter Barry Jenkins), Best Supporting Actress (Regina King), and Best Original Score (Nicholas Britell).

Special features on both versions include deleted scenes, audio commentary by Jenkins and the featurette “If Beale Street Could Talk: Poetry in Motion.”

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi