Summer of Sam

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Spike Lee's ambitious look at the summer of 1977 in New York City comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles available on this release. Supplemental materials are limited to a theatrical trailer. Although the lack of extra features may be a disappointment, the picture and particularly the sound make this a strong disc. The two brilliant montages to the music of...
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John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Anthony LaPaglia December 21, 1999 DVD Run time: 142 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.85: 1. Originally released: 1999. ... Language: English. Factory Sealed Brand New. Mill Creek release. Read more Show Less

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Spike Lee's ambitious look at the summer of 1977 in New York City comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles available on this release. Supplemental materials are limited to a theatrical trailer. Although the lack of extra features may be a disappointment, the picture and particularly the sound make this a strong disc. The two brilliant montages to the music of the Who come across with the same power that they did in theaters.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; 5.1 Surround; Widescreen [1.85:1]
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In Summer of Sam, Spike Lee revisits the conditions that made his Do the Right Thing one of the most bracing films of the 1980s: a sweltering New York City summer in which tempers flare and bigotry is agitated. In this case, it's the summer of 1977, when David Berkowitz, aka "the Son of Sam," terrorized New York with his parked-car assassinations and bizarre media screeds, forcing thousands indoors and inspiring numerous paranoid witch hunts. While Lee's films often showcase the worst in people, usually with thought-provoking results, there's so much yelling in this particular film that it's deafening, and eventually numbing. Each provincial Italian-American who walks Lee's Bronx streets is forever competing to act more ignorant than the next, treating women poorly and perpetuating "whassamatterwityou?" stereotypes. It may be no coincidence that Lee's first film with no major African-American characters is his most distant. At 142 minutes, it becomes sprawling and repetitive, trying also to examine drug use, punk rock, orgies, pornography, homosexuality and marital infidelity. Still, Son of Sam is a researched tableau of New York during a crucial old-meets-new crossroads, and in this sense it will fascinate students of cultural history. Plus, the director's trademark camera tricks and incisive commentary will please those who consider any Lee outing worth a look. For those wondering about the absence of Lee regular John Turturro, wait for the closing credits -- he voices the dog that orders Berkowitz to kill.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/1999
  • UPC: 717951004734
  • Original Release: 1999
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:22:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Leguizamo Vinny
Adrien Brody Ritchie
Mira Sorvino Dionna
Jennifer Esposito Ruby
Anthony LaPaglia Detective Lou Petrocelli
Bebe Neuwirth Gloria
Patti LuPone Helen
Ben Gazzara Luigi
Joe Lisi Tony Olives
Michael Badalucco David Berkowitz
Michael Rispoli Joe T
John Savage Simon
Roger Guenveur Smith Detective Curt Atwater
Saverio Guerra Woodstock
Brian Tarantina Bobby Del Fiore
Arthur Nascarella Mario
Jimmy Breslin Himself
Al Palagonia Anthony
Ken Garito Brian
Mike Starr Eddie
Spike Lee John Jeffries
Kim Director Dee
Rome Neal Bed Stuy Man Interviewed
Technical Credits
Spike Lee Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Terence Blanchard Score Composer
Barry Alexander Brown Editor
Ruth E. Carter Costumes/Costume Designer
Aisha Coley Casting
Victor Colicchio Screenwriter
Therese DePrez Production Designer
Mike Ellis Asst. Director
Michael Imperioli Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Jon Kilik Producer
Ellen Kuras Cinematographer
Nicholas Lundy Art Director
Rolf Pardula Sound/Sound Designer
Alex Steyermark Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Summer Of '77 [2:11]
2. Disco Night [12:01]
3. Dead End [7:10]
4. An Omen [4:39]
5. Asking Luigi For A Favor [3:45]
6. A Letter From The Monster [7:06]
7. Ritchie And Ruby [8:34]
8. Male World [6:10]
9. A Letter To Jimmy Breslin [7:18]
10. Eyewitness News [5:08]
11. Suspects [3:58]
12. "Teenage Wasteland" [8:02]
13. Blackout [:43]
14. "From The Gutters Of NYC" [7:42]
15. Plato's Retreat [3:44]
16. Words From The Master [9:10]
17. Son Of Sam Strikes Again [4:44]
18. One On One, Man To Man [7:35]
19. Vinny Loses It [6:18]
20. The Killer In Custody [10:51]
21. Epilogue [7:34]
22. End Credits [1:35]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Bonus Material
      Theatrical Trailer
      Film Recommendations
         Enemy of the State
         Ransom
         He Got Game
         Dangerous Minds
         Dead Presidents
         Deep Rising
   Captions
      ENGLISH for the hearing impaired
      None
   Play
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    One of The Best!

    Simply put, no one can crank up the heat in a movie theater the way Spike Lee can.

    And anyone who thinks Spike would just turn the Son of Sam story in to some by-the-numbers serial killer flick just don't know Spike. He is too interesting a filmmaker to do something so pedestrian.

    Instead, he turns in one of the most original takes on serial-killers in recent memory. The soundtrack, the period details, the cast (shout-outs go to Mr. Leguizamo and Mr. Brody in particular), the paranoia, and the heat all make this one memorable movie-going adventure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Less about David Berkowitz, its more about a time, a place and the inner demons that drove them before they could distinguish it from their collective fear, such as homophobia and drug abuse. Mira Sorvino is grand in this as a low self-esteem Italian woman with an abusive husband. A unique feature film for Spike Lee due to the fact that it has no African Americans in it and its great reliance on music instead of dialogue. A meditation on the violence of man and how it can quickly manifest itself when there is a crisis or a madman out there since most evil killer look normal like Berkowitz or Bundy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE MOVIE IS ON POINT

    IT'S A LOOK BACK FOR A NEW YORKER THE MUSIC THE CLOTHES THE PEOPLE ALL GREAT.SPIKE LEE'S BEST WORK ONLY A NEW YORKER CAN PULL OF THIS MOVIE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome movie!

    This is a great movie! I love the cinematography and Adrien Brody is SO hot in this movie. You should definitely check it out!

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