According to video commentary on the Red Tails website bringing the true life story of the Tuskegee Airmen to film was a project that brewed in George Lucas’ mind for nearly 20 years. In order to pay due diligence to the Tuskegee Airmen—their struggles and victories—the development of this film required respect, truthfulness and absolute attention to detail.

The creators performed an immense amount of research, even consulting the original Tuskegee Airmen, to capture and convey authenticity throughout the film. Using advanced filming and post production techniques, the audio and video content comes together to tell a story with captivating action and heart- wrenching emotion. The collaborative efforts and passion of the countless individuals who worked on this picture make Red Tails a film that can truly be experienced and not just watched.

To help ensure this authentic experience is translated accurately and as the creators intended in your living room, on May 22 Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are releasing Red Tails on Blu-Ray™ and DVD with THX Media Director™ technology. This is the second Lucasfilm and Fox title to feature THX Media Director; the first being Star Wars: The Complete Saga released in September 2011. THX worked with both companies to capture the picture and sound characteristics specific to this movie and encode that information on the THX Media Director enabled Red Tails Blu-ray and DVD products, so fans will be able to sit back and enjoy the high-flying, action-adventure film as its creators intended.

What is THX Media Director?

THX Media Director is a technology that transforms digital media into smart content, enabling CE devices (i.e., Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, AVRs, HD displays) to automatically select the audio and video settings that best represent the director’s vision for movies, games, music and more, vastly simplifying the home entertainment experience and preserving artistic intent.

Through partnerships with numerous consumer electronics manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, post-production facilities and film studios, THX is doing more to bring the content creator’s vision into your living room. In the coming months, new HD displays, Blu-ray Disc players, audio video receivers and set-top boxes will feature THX Media Director technology. Once available, you can play THX Media Director enabled content, such as Red Tails and Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and be guaranteed an authentic home theater experience. The painstaking details that combine to create an emotionally riveting film won’t be lost due to improper system settings. The authenticity of the film’s content, and the quality of its reproduction, will have the power to put the cockpit of a P51 Mustang in your very own living room.

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