The Underground Railroad

Edition no. 1223

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Directed by: Barry Jenkins

A monumental reimagining of American history, Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 2016 novel is a harrowing and rhapsodic journey through a still-echoing past. Weaving together historical fiction with moments of magical realism, The Underground Railroad is a full sensory immersion into the world of Cora (Thuso Mbedu), who, fleeing slavery, embarks on a treacherous quest for freedom—and is menaced by violence, supported by a clandestine community fighting for liberation, and haunted by the people she loses along the way. With images of searing power and stirring poetry, Jenkins delivers an epic saga of survival and resilience that pushes the limited-series format to new heights of cinematic transcendence.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 , 2.39:1
Audio: English 2.0 PCM Stereo , English 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos
Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 4 Discs |  BD-50
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  • New audio commentary featuring Barry Jenkins and, on select chapters, cinematographer James Laxton and lead editor Joi McMillon, with an introduction by the director
  • New graphic-novel adaptation of “Genesis,” an unfilmed chapter of The Underground Railroad written by Jenkins and Nathan C. Parker, with an introduction by Jenkins
  • The Gaze, a companion film by Jenkins, with a new introduction by the director
  • Deleted scenes
  • Seven teasers made by Jenkins, with a new introduction by the director
  • Building “The Underground Railroad,” a short program featuring Barry Jenkins and production designer Mark Friedberg discussing the creation of the train-station sets
  • An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

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