Summer of Sam

Summer of Sam

Director: Spike Lee Cast: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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Spike Lee's ambitious look at the summer of 1977 in New York City comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles available on this release. Supplemental materials are limited to a theatrical trailer. Although the lack of extra features may be a disappointment, the picture and particularly the sound make this a strong disc. The two brilliant montages to the music of the Who come across with the same power that they did in theaters.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/21/1999
UPC: 0717951004734
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Walt Disney Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 2:22:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; 5.1 Surround; Widescreen [1.85:1]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Leguizamo Vinny
Adrien Brody Ritchie
Mira Sorvino Dionna
Jennifer Esposito Ruby
Anthony LaPaglia Detective Lou Petrocelli
Bebe Neuwirth Gloria
Patti LuPone Helen
Ben Gazzara Luigi
Joe Lisi Tony Olives
Michael Badalucco David Berkowitz
Michael Rispoli Joe T
John Savage Simon
Roger Guenveur Smith Detective Curt Atwater
Saverio Guerra Woodstock
Brian Tarantina Bobby Del Fiore
Arthur Nascarella Mario
Jimmy Breslin Himself
Al Palagonia Anthony
Ken Garito Brian
Mike Starr Eddie
Spike Lee John Jeffries
Kim Director Dee
Rome Neal Bed Stuy Man Interviewed

Technical Credits
Spike Lee Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Terence Blanchard Score Composer
Barry Alexander Brown Editor
Ruth E. Carter Costumes/Costume Designer
Aisha Coley Casting
Victor Colicchio Screenwriter
Therese DePrez Production Designer
Mike Ellis Asst. Director
Michael Imperioli Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Jon Kilik Producer
Ellen Kuras Cinematographer
Nicholas Lundy Art Director
Rolf Pardula Sound/Sound Designer
Alex Steyermark Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Summer Of '77 [2:11]
2. Disco Night [12:01]
3. Dead End [7:10]
4. An Omen [4:39]
5. Asking Luigi For A Favor [3:45]
6. A Letter From The Monster [7:06]
7. Ritchie And Ruby [8:34]
8. Male World [6:10]
9. A Letter To Jimmy Breslin [7:18]
10. Eyewitness News [5:08]
11. Suspects [3:58]
12. "Teenage Wasteland" [8:02]
13. Blackout [:43]
14. "From The Gutters Of NYC" [7:42]
15. Plato's Retreat [3:44]
16. Words From The Master [9:10]
17. Son Of Sam Strikes Again [4:44]
18. One On One, Man To Man [7:35]
19. Vinny Loses It [6:18]
20. The Killer In Custody [10:51]
21. Epilogue [7:34]
22. End Credits [1:35]

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Summer of Sam 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie! I love the cinematography and Adrien Brody is SO hot in this movie. You should definitely check it out!
onestell More than 1 year ago
Simply put, no one can crank up the heat in a movie theater the way Spike Lee can. And anyone who thinks Spike would just turn the Son of Sam story in to some by-the-numbers serial killer flick just don't know Spike. He is too interesting a filmmaker to do something so pedestrian. Instead, he turns in one of the most original takes on serial-killers in recent memory. The soundtrack, the period details, the cast (shout-outs go to Mr. Leguizamo and Mr. Brody in particular), the paranoia, and the heat all make this one memorable movie-going adventure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Less about David Berkowitz, its more about a time, a place and the inner demons that drove them before they could distinguish it from their collective fear, such as homophobia and drug abuse. Mira Sorvino is grand in this as a low self-esteem Italian woman with an abusive husband. A unique feature film for Spike Lee due to the fact that it has no African Americans in it and its great reliance on music instead of dialogue. A meditation on the violence of man and how it can quickly manifest itself when there is a crisis or a madman out there since most evil killer look normal like Berkowitz or Bundy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago