Spike Lee Collection

Spike Lee Collection

     
 

Three feature films from highly acclaimed director Spike Lee are presented in this three-disk DVD set. 1990s Mo' Better Blues stars Denzel Washington as a jazz trumpeter struggling to keep his friendships, music, and romantic involvements from unraveling. Jungle Fever (1991) investigates the taboo topic of interracial relationships and stars WesleySee more details below

Overview

Three feature films from highly acclaimed director Spike Lee are presented in this three-disk DVD set. 1990s Mo' Better Blues stars Denzel Washington as a jazz trumpeter struggling to keep his friendships, music, and romantic involvements from unraveling. Jungle Fever (1991) investigates the taboo topic of interracial relationships and stars Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, John Turturro, and Halle Berry. Lee and his siblings Cinque Lee and Joie Lee together co-authored the 1994 Crooklyn, an autobiographically based tale about a family's struggles and triumphs in 1970s Brooklyn.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The provocative, controversial director is represented in this multi-disc box set by three of his most interesting movies. Spike Lee, whose films have often been harshly critical of white America and its more bigoted citizens, doesn't flinch at depicting the faults and frailties of African Americans, either; that's amply demonstrated by the trio of pictures collected here. Mo' Better Blues (1990) stars Denzel Washington, in his first film after winning an Oscar for his supporting role in Glory, as a self-centered jazz musician who rises to the top of his profession while juggling two lovers and compromising his ethics. Washington is supported by one of Lee's best casts, which includes the director himself, Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Harris, and John Turturro. Snipes takes center stage in Jungle Fever (1991), playing a successful architect who jeopardizes his marriage, friendships, and community standing by engaging in a torrid affair with his Italian American secretary (Annabella Sciorra). Lee raises interesting questions -- and exposes black prejudice against whites -- in this compelling drama. Crooklyn (1994), a frankly nostalgic, semiautobiographical story, is Lee's warmest, most personal film to date. Alfre Woodard stars as a Brooklyn family's strong-willed matriarch, surviving in a tough environment and struggling to instill the right values in her five children. Her fine performance, along with those of Delroy Lindo and David Patrick Kelly, helps compensate for a meandering narrative.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2001
UPC:
0025192113826
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
6:16:00

Special Features

Each of the three films in this DVD collection is augmented with cast/crew biographies, production notes, Web access, and original theatrical trailers.

Scene Index

Chapter List
0. Chapter List
Chapter List
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles [3:55]
2. Don't Wake the Baby [5:25]
3. Angie [5:56]
4. After Work [5:23]
5. Gator Visits Mom and Dad [3:33]
6. Working Late [9:53]
7. The Candy Store [5:44]
8. Flipper Makes a Demand [4:09]
9. "Jungle Fever" [4:44]
10. Vivian and Gator [3:06]
11. She's White! [11:33]
12. How Did Drew Bust Me? [5:22]
13. Paulie [5:16]
14. Angie's Punishment [10:53]
15. The Ways of the World [6:20]
16. The Crack House [9:31]
17. No Babies [7:23]
18. I Need Money! [9:51]
19. End Titles [8:29]
Chapter List
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles [3:57]
2. Childhood [4:14]
3. The End Result [7:35]
4. At Home [4:05]
5. Practice [6:14]
6. The Numbers [2:16]
7. At The Club [10:58]
8. Giant Owes [3:28]
9. She Wants To Sing [3:09]
10. The Band [9:45]
11. The Dress [14:59]
12. Giant's Trouble [:01]
13. The Ultimatum [14:32]
14. Comeuppance [6:40]
15. Break Times [12:22]
16. New Hope [13:06]
17. Full Circle [4:17]
18. End Titles [2:12]

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