From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: THE BEST OF ENEMIES

Academy Award® Nominee Taraji P. Henson And Academy Award® Winner Sam Rockwell Star In The Inspirational And Powerful True Story

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 22, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — In a world filled with differences, two of the unlikeliest of people come together for the greater good in the inspirational film, The Best of Enemies, arriving on Digital on June 18, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on July 2, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures, "Empire") and Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Vice) and features an incredible supporting cast including Babou Ceesay (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Eye in the Sky), Anne Heche ("Chicago P.D.," "Aftermath"), Wes Bentley ("American Horror Story," "Yellowstone"), Nick Searcy (The Shape of Water, "Justified") and Bruce McGill (Lincoln, "Shades of Blue").

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: The Best of Enemies

Written and directed by Robin Bissell, The Best of Enemies is a timely drama that centers on an unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

The film on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital comes filled with meaningful bonus features that includes an inside look into the unlikely friendship of the film's two subjects, the story's modern connection, and more.


  • Make a Connection – The cast discuss the unlikely friendship between Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis who forged a unique bond as they worked together to evoke change, with clips of past interviews of the film's subjects.
  • Ann AtwaterGo behind the scenes with Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell as they discuss the film subject's Ann Atwater, the civil rights icon who dedicated her life fighting for a better world and her unique relationship with C.P. Ellis.
  • Unlikely Friendship – An inside look at how ten days transformed the lives of two people who formed an unexpected friendship fighting for change during the racially charged summer of 1971 in Durham, North Carolina.
  • Trailer

The Best of Enemies will be available on Blu-ray, 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.
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Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Nick Searcy, and Bruce McGill
Casting By: Debra Zane, CSA, Shayna Markowitz, CSA
Co-Producers: Harrison Powell, Ian Calip
Music by: Marcelo Zarvos
Costume Designer: J.R. Hawbaker
Editor: Harry Yoon
Production Designer: Jeannine Oppewall
Director of Photography: David Lanzenberg
Executive Producers: Rick Jackson, Jeremiah Samuels
Produced By: Danny Strong, p.g.a., Fred Bernstein, Matt Berenson, p.g.a. Robin Bissell, p.g.a, Dominque Telson, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe
Inspired By True Events Chronicled in the Book By: Osha Gray Davidson
Written and Directed By: Robin Bissell

Street Date: July 2, 2019
Selection Number: 64202130
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, racial epithets, some violence, and a suggestive reference.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish
Sound: English DTS-HD Master audio 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 2 Hours and 12 Minutes

Street Date: July 2, 2019
Selection Number: 64202129
Layers: DVD-9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, racial epithets, some violence and a suggestive reference.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 2 Hours and 12 Minutes

About STXfilms
STXfilms is a division of STX Entertainment, a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content. It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.

The company is led by accomplished businessman and entrepreneur Robert Simonds. Investors include the global private investment firm TPG Growth; Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Liberty Global, the world's largest distribution platform; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; New Enterprise Associates (NEA); DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others. With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market.

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About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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