Boogie - press release

BRING HOME EDDIE HUANG’S AUTHENTIC AND POWERFUL COMING-OF-AGE SPORTS DRAMA AND EXPERIENCE BRAND NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURETTES PLUS  
A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE LATE BASHAR “POP SMOKE” JACKSON  

 

BOOGIE 

 
THE INSPIRING STORY STARS TAYLOR TAKAHASHI, TAYLOUR PAIGE, AND  
BASHAR “POP SMOKE” JACKSON AND IS YOURS TO OWN FOR THE FIRST TIME 

 

OWN IT ON DIGITAL MAY 18, 2021 

BLU-RAYTM AND DVD JUNE 1, 2021 

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT 

 

Universal City, California, May 11, 2021  From acclaimed writer, producer and restauranteur Eddie Huang (“Fresh Off the Boat,” Huang’s World) comes a rousing and inspiring New York story about basketball, young love, fractious families, and pursuing big dreams against all odds in BOOGIE, available to own for the first time on Digital May 18, 2021 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand June 1, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Showcasing a breakout performance by first-time actor Taylor Takahashi, who was Huang’s personal assistant at the time he was cast, BOOGIE also features a diverse and eclectic supporting cast including Taylour Paige (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Pamelyn Chee (Princess of Nebraska), Domenick Lombardozzi (The Irishman), and the late rapper Pop Smoke, in his first screen performance 

 

“A sharp, honest story of hoop dreams” (Tim GriersonScreen Internationalinspired by and deeply rooted in Huang’s own experiences growing up as the son of Taiwanese immigrants in Orlando, Florida, BOOGIE on Blu-ray, DVD and digital features never-before-seen bonus material including a behind-the-scenes piece with Takahashi and Huang discussing their unique relationship as well as a look at Pop Smoke’s contributions to the film, taking audiences deeper into the timely, culturally relevant and intimate journey of a gifted young Asian-American basketball player looking to take his game to the next level.  

 

“A confident feature debut” (Teo BugbeeThe New York Times) from multi-talented powerhouse Eddie HuangBOOGIE is the coming-of-age story of Alfred “Boogie” Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA. While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation. 

 

Paying homage to the Brooklyn Drill sound that he helped to popularize, Pop Smoke’s legacy lives on through the BOOGIE soundtrack which features new original music by the Grammy® nominated artist and is available now on Victor Victor Worldwide / Republic Records. 

 

With the purchase of BOOGIE on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards special rewards via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, signed collectables, box sets, win exclusive prizes and more! For FREE registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.    

 

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTMDVD AND DIGITAL: 

  • The Road to Boogie-town– Taylor Takahashi and Eddie Huang discuss their evolving friendship, as well as the journey to identifying Taylor as the right person to play Boogie. 
  • Eddie Huang: It’s Personal – Writer/director Eddie Huang talks about his personal connection to the cultural complexities at the heart of the story. 
  • Shout Out to Pop Smoke – A look at Pop Smoke’s huge contribution to the film, and how bright his acting future was. 
  • In-Theater Trailer 

 

BOOGIE will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital. 

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound. 
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.  
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FILMMAKERS  

Cast: Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. 

Score By: Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad 

Costume Designer: Vera Chow 

Edited By: Joan Sobel, ACE 

Production Designer: Chris Trujillo 

Director of Photography: Brett Jutkiewicz 

Co-Producers: Shane Munguia, Charbel Youssef 

Executive Producer: Rafael Martinez 

Producers: Josh Bratman, Josh McLaughlin, Michael Tadross  

Written and Directed By: Eddie Huang  

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY: 

Street Date: June 1, 2021 

Selection Number: 1962214962 (US) / 1962215035 (CDN) 

Layers: BD-25 

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2:39.1 

Rating: Rated R for language throughout including sexual references, and some drug use 

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish subtitles 

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French and Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content 

Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes 

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: 

Street Date: June 1, 2021 

Selection Number: 1962214961 (US) / 1962215034 (CDN) 

Layers: DVD-9 

Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1 

Rating: Rated R for language throughout including sexual references, and some drug use 

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish subtitles 

Sound: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 for Bonus Content 

Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes 

 

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