Bamboozled

Edition no. 1019

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Directed by: Spike Lee
With this blisteringly funny, unapologetically confrontational satire, writer-director Spike Lee examined the past, present, and future of racism in American popular culture, issuing a daring provocation to creators and consumers alike. Under pressure to help revive his network’s low ratings, television writer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) hits on an explosively offensive idea: bringing back blackface for a “new-millennium minstrel show.” The white network executives love it, and so do audiences, forcing Pierre and his collaborators to confront their public’s insatiable appetite for dehumanizing stereotypes. Shot primarily on unvarnished digital video and boasting spot-on performances from Savion Glover, Tommy Davidson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport, Mos Def, and Paul Mooney, Bamboozled is a stinging indictment of mass entertainment at the turn of the twenty-first century that looks more damning with each passing year.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 2 Discs |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • Audio commentary from 2001 featuring Spike Lee
  • New conversation between Spike Lee and film programmer and critic Ashley Clark
  • New interviews with choreographer and actor Savion Glover, actor Tommy Davidson, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter
  • On Blackface and the Minstrel Show, a new interview program featuring film and media scholar Racquel Gates
  • The Making of “Bamboozled” (2001), a documentary featuring members of the cast and crew
  • Deleted scenes and alternate parody commercials created for the film
  • Music videos for the Mau Maus’ “Blak Iz Blak” and Gerald Levert’s “Dream with No Love”
  • Poster gallery
  • Trailer
  • Essay by Ashley Clark

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