Jungle Fever (Blu-ray) BFI


When married architect Flipper (Wesley Snipes) begins an affair with his secretary Angie (Annabella Sciorra), neither anticipate the turmoil their romance unleashes.

Drawn together by ‘jungle fever’ – sexualised racial myths rather than love – the couple struggle to reconcile their emotions with the social expectations that foster division between the black and white communities.

Set on the streets of New York City in the early 1990s, Spike Lee’s (Do the Right Thing) all-star drama is a typically engaging and provocative examination of interracial relationships in the United States.

Featuring a stellar supporting cast, including Lee, Anthony Quinn and a multi award-winning performance by Samuel L Jackson, Jungle Fever is made available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK to coincide with the film’s 30th anniversary.

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Special Features

Newly recorded audio commentary by filmmaker and film historian Jim Hemphill
The Independent Interview with Spike Lee (2009, 74 mins): as part of the BFI's season Fight the Power: Do The Right Thing in Context, Spike Lee was interviewed on stage at the BFI Southbank by politician David Lammy
Archive featurette (1991, 8 mins): short featurette about Jungle Fever with contributions from Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra and John Turturro
Top Deck (1962, 30 mins): a tale of love won and lost told through a changing, often jaunty, soundtrack and location filming focuses on bus conductor Marlene and her easy-going but over-confident American army officer boyfriend Johnny
Original theatrical trailer
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