Mo' Better Blues

Mo' Better Blues

Spike Lee
 Cast: Spike Lee
Spike Lee
, Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
, Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
, Joie Lee
Joie Lee

DVD (Wide Screen)

View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


Spike Lee's stylish drama about jazz musicians, Mo' Better Blues, comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, production notes, and biographies of the cast and crew. This is a solid release from Universal that will please any Spike Lee fan.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/2001
UPC: 0025192053627
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround]
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 10,860

Special Features

Production notes; Cast and filmmakers' biographies; Film highlights; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denzel Washington Bleek Gilliam
Spike Lee Giant
Wesley Snipes Shadow Henderson
Joie Lee Indigo Downes
Cynda Williams Clarke Bentancourt
Giancarlo Esposito Left Hand Lacey
Robin Harris Butterbean Jones
Bill Nunn Bottom Hammer
Dick Anthony Williams Big Stop Gilliam
Rubén Blades Petey
Jeff "Tain" Watts Rhythm Jones
Nicholas Turturro Josh Flatbush
Abbey Lincoln Lillian Gilliam
Linda Hawkins Jeanne
Zakee Howze Young Bleek/Miles
Bill Lee Father of the Bride
Branford Marsalis Party Guest
Samuel L. Jackson Madlock
Leonard Thomas Rod
Charlie Murphy Eggy
Steve White Born Knowledge
Joe Seneca Big Stop's Friend
Tracy Camilla Johns Actor
John Canada Terrell Actor
Monty Ross Actor
Mamie Louise Anderson Club Patron
Douglas Bourne Jimmy the Busboy
Leon Addison Brown Smith
Arnold Cromer Miles, Age 5
Herbert Daughtry Minister
Raye Dowell Rita
Anaysha Figueroa Shanika
Flavor Flav Impatient Movie Patron
Angela Hall Cora
Coati Mundi Roberto
Robi Reed Actor
Deon Richmond Tyrone
Scot Anthony Robinson Cooley
Christopher Skeffrey Louis
Jelani Asar Snipes Miles, Age 1
John Sobestanovich Taxi Driver
Raymond Anthony Thomas Joe
Sheldon Turnipseed Benny
Carol M. Wiggins Actor
Terrence Williams Sam
Darryl M. Wonge Miles at Birth
Glenn Williams Miles, Age 3

Technical Credits
Spike Lee Director,Songwriter,Producer,Screenwriter
Matiki Anoff Makeup
Terence Blanchard Songwriter,Consultant/advisor
Tom Brumberger Special Effects
Ruth E. Carter Costumes/Costume Designer
Ornette Coleman Songwriter
Ernest R. Dickerson Cinematographer
Michael Max Fleming Consultant/advisor
Ted Glass Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Donald Harrison Consultant/advisor
Jon Kilik Producer
Bill Lee Score Composer,Songwriter,Musical Direction/Supervision
Branford Marsalis Songwriter
Christopher "Play" Martin Songwriter
Raynard Miner Songwriter
John C. Newby Camera Operator
Tom Newton Special Effects
Sam Pollard Editor
Robi Reed Casting
Monty Ross Co-producer
Wayne Shorter Songwriter
Carl Smith Songwriter
Pam E. Stephens Art Director
Wynn P. Thomas Production Designer
Jeff Ward Stunts

Scene Index

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. Compeuppance [6:40]
15. Bleak Times [12:22]
16. New Hope [13:06]
17. Full Circle [4:17]
18. End Titles [2:12]

Customer Reviews