It seems that Spike Lee is becoming well represented on DVD lately, with many of his films seeing new release, re-issue, and special editions. Now Universal Home Video is putting together a nice package of three of the director’s films, and to sweeten the pot, one is a new release.
The Spike Lee Collection features Crooklyn, Jungle Fever, and the never-before-on-DVD Mo’ Better Blues.
Both ‘Crooklyn’, and ‘Jungle Fever’ are the previously released discs, featuring anamorphic widescreen transfers of each film, with ‘Crooklyn’ sporting a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track, while ‘Jungle Fever’ has a Dolby 2-channel Surround track. Each has similar extras that include production notes, cast/crew bios, theatrical trailer, and once again, the ever-so-helpful feature of film highlights.
“Mo’ Better Blues” is the story of Bleek (Denzel Washington), a young boy forced to spend much of his youth learning to play his trumpet. Bleek grows into adulthood and forms his own band – The Bleek Gilliam Quartet. The movie deals with his relationships with women and other members of the band throughout many years, as he finds that life always comes full circle.
The disc comes packaged much as the others: an anamorphic widescreen transfer, a Dolby 2-channel Surround soundtrack, production notes, cast/crew bios, theatrical trailer, and…wait for it!!!…film highlights.
“Mo” Better Blues“ will also be released as a single disc separate from the collection.
Both ”The Spike Lee Collection“ and ”Mo“ Better Blues” will be available on January 30th. The suggested retail price for the set is $64.98. “Mo” Better Blues’ will retail for $24.98.