Spike Lee's dazzling, disturbing 1989 portrait of one block in New York's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood on a very hot summer day packs the same punch now as it did then. You feel the life of the neighborhood, along with the sweat, the discomfort and the nerves worn raw. Lee smacks you in the face with racism without ever sounding preachy. Bright colors and stylish staging and editing captivate the eye while insuring that the final act has the powerful emotional impact Lee desired. And what a cast: Danny Aiello, Spike Lee, John Turturro, Rosie Perez, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, Samuel Jackson -- whew! What a treasure. 120 minutes. DVD INFO: Includes a new solo commentary track by Lee, a 2005 commentary track, a 20 Years Later
documentary, an hour long making-of feature and more.