Mo' Better Blues [DVD] [1990]

  • SKU: 4097603
  • Release Date: 01/30/2001
  • Rating: R
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.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


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

    Synopsis


    Mo' Better Blues
    Spike Lee's 1990 directing effort is a jazz film, the story of a fictional trumpeter named Bleek Gilliam (Denzel Washington). He leads a quintet at the Beneath the Underground club with a flashy saxophonist named Shadow Henderson (Wesley Snipes). Though Shadow takes a few too many solos, everything seems fine in Bleek's life. Trouble soon arises, however, and he is forced to make decisions regarding both his best friend Giant (Spike Lee), and his relationships with two women. Giant, his manager and old pal, is addicted to gambling and often gets roughed up by thugs looking for pay back. Bleek is the only member of the quintet who wants to keep him as manager. The trumpeter's woman problems concern trying to decide between two girlfriends who both love him: a schoolteacher (Joie Lee) and a singer (Cynda Williams). Spike's father Bill Lee scored the film, with contributions from Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Abbey Lincoln and Ruben Blades (who plays Giant's bookie). ~ John Bush, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Denzel Washington
      Denzel Washington - Bleek Gilliam
    • Spike Lee
      Spike Lee - Giant
    • Wesley Snipes
      Wesley Snipes - Shadow Henderson
    • Joie Lee
      Joie Lee - Indigo Downes
    • Cynda Williams
      Cynda Williams - Clarke Bentancourt



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome DVD about Jazz musicians

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      MnxTek
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      Anayone that loves jazz and has performed on stage can appreciate the lessons in this movie as it reflects how to establish a value system with other musicians and artist in the industry.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of Denzel classic movies

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      28Tamm
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      Denzel and spike lee early collaboration shows the great chemistry they portray on screen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Great Movie centered around Jazz

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      A great movie centered around Jazz. Denzel always delivers.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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