Jungle Fever [DVD] [1991]

  • SKU: 3534278
  • Release Date: 12/15/1998
  • Rating: R
The DVD presentation of Spike Lee's Jungle Fever is a good attempt to give fans a little more than just the film. Presented in widescreen 1:85, the film shines due in part to a great transfer and cinematographer Ernest Dickerson's fabulous lighting. Audio is also impressive, with Dolby Surround available on the English, French, and Spanish tracks. The extras, though few, are enough to satisfy. In additional to the theatrical trailer, cast and crew bios, production notes, and web links, there's a short "making of" featurette showing Spike Lee directing on the set and discussing the theme of interracial relations. It's a studio-produced electronic press kit , but it features interviews with much of the film's cast.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Theatrical trailer
    • Featurette
    • Cast & filmmakers' bios
    • Web links
    • Production notes


    Jungle Fever
    Spike Lee defines "jungle fever" as sexual attraction between members of two races. In his film Jungle Fever, he examines the repercussions of an interracial affair upon two very distinct communities. Wesley Snipes is Flipper, a happily married and successful architect, and Annabella Sciorra is Angie, an office temp. When she starts working in Flipper's Manhattan office, one day they look at each other and are soon having sex over a blueprint-strewn desk. Their liaison causes an explosion on both homefronts. Flipper's family consists of his father Doctor Purify (Ossie Davis), a former preacher; his mother Lucinda (Ruby Dee); his violent, crackhead brother Gator (Samuel L. Jackson); and his wife Drew (Lonette McKee), whom he loves, despite his sexual attraction to Angie. Angie's family is a typical Italian-American household from Bensonhurst. She's engaged to Paulie Carbonne (John Turturro), who works in a deli owned by his father Lou (Anthony Quinn). When the two families find out about Flipper and Angie's affair, their shock leads to recriminations and racial animosity. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Wesley Snipes
      Wesley Snipes - Flipper Purify
    • Annabella Sciorra
      Annabella Sciorra - Angie Tucci
    • Spike Lee
      Spike Lee - Cyrus
    • Anthony Quinn
      Anthony Quinn - Lou Carbone
    • Ossie Davis
      Ossie Davis - The Good Reverend Doctor Purify

    Customer rating

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      Director Spike Lee focuses upon the subject of interracial relationships in 'Jungle Fever". I Thought that this was a well done film, with all the performances being first-rate! Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra were excellent as Flipper Purify and Angela Tucci. And the supporting performances by Spike Lee, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro, Lonette McKee, Frank Vincent, and the late, great Anthony Quinn, elevated this film!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Spike Lee's Best!

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      Spike Lee explores the reaction of different people when a couple, of different races, have a personal relationship with each other.Great acting throughout!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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