‘Spike Lee Joint’ Collection on Blu-ray with All New Commentary

'Spike Lee Joint' Collection on Blu-rayWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has announced that it will be bringing the ‘Spike Lee Joint’ collection of films to Blu-ray for the first time on June 10, 2014. As an added literal bonus, the films will feature all new audio commentary by Lee as well as talent from the respective films along with classic bonus content. Details are as follows:

VOLUME ONE:

25th Hour
In 24 short hours, former king of Manhattan Monty Brogan (Ed Norton) will go to prison for seven long years.  In his last day on the outside, Monty tires to reconnect with his father, reunite with two old friends and figure out if his girlfriend was the one who tipped off the cops.

Cast: Ed Norton (Fight Club, American History X), Brian Cox (Troy, Braveheart), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote, Doubt), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven pounds)

Existing Bonus Content:

  • The Evolution Of An American Filmmaker (RT: 22:21)
  • 6 Deleted Scenes (RT: 10:16)
  • Audio Commentary By Director Spike Lee
  • Audio Commentary By Screenwriter David Benioff
  • Ground Zero – A Tribute (RT: 5:32)

New Bonus Content:

  • Audio Commentary By Director Spike Lee And Actor Edward Norton

He Got Game
A convict given one shot at a second chance to be a father to his estranged son Jesus.  Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) is granted temporary release from state prison in order to persuade his son, the nations’ top college basketball recruit, to play ball for the Governor’s alma mater.

Cast: Denzel Washington (American Gangster, Training Day), Ray Allen (NBA Star) Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil) Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven pounds)

New Bonus Content:

  • Audio Commentary By Director Spike Lee And Actor Ray Allen

VOLUME TWO:

Summer of Sam
During New York City’s infamous summer of 1977, friends in a small Italian neighborhood become convinced that the notorious killer is someone close to home, the madman’s reign of terror sparks a wave of distrust that tears relationships apart.

Cast:  John Leguizamo (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliette), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Mimic) and Adrien Brody (The Pianist, King Kong)

New Bonus Content:

  • Audio Commentary By Director Spike Lee And Actor John Leguizamo

 

Miracle at St. Anna
The untold story of courage and brotherhood in this World War II epic is based on the celebrated novel of James McBride.  Stationed in Italy, four members of the U.S. Army’s all-black, 92nd Infantry Division, the Buffalo Soldiers, are trapped behind enemy lines after one of them risks his life to save a traumatized young boy.

Cast: Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher, Captain America: The First Avenger) Michael Ealy (Seven Pounds, Underworld: Awakening), Laz Alonso (Avatar, Fast and Furious), Omar Benson Miller (9 Mile, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice)

Existing Bonus Content:

  • Deeds Not Words (RT: 17:21)
  • The Buffalo Soldier Experience (RT: 19:53)
  • 9 Deleted Scenes (RT: 20:11)

New Bonus Content:

  • Audio Commentary By Director Spike Lee And Screenwriter James McBride

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