Release Date: 3/17/20; DVD/Blu-Ray (Original Release – 10/6/00)
Director: Spike Lee
Studio(s): 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks
Running Time: 135 minutes
Cast: Damon Wayans (Pierre Delacroix/Peerless Dothan), Savion Glover (Manray/Mantan), Jada Pinkett Smith (Sloan Hopkins), Tommy Davidson (Womack/Sleep ‘N Eat), Michael Rapaport (Thomas Dunwitty), Mos Def (Julius Hopkins/Big Blak Afrika), Thomas Jefferson Byrd (Honeycutt), Paul Mooney (Junebug).
Details: Spike Lee’s forceful, scathing satire of black representation in media will be released on blu-ray for the first time. 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. Source(s): Amazon; IMDB; Wikipedia.