Love Jones

The Criterion Collection

Love Jones

Regular price $54.00

Steeped in the bohemian cool of Chicago’s 1990s Black creative scene, love jones—the smart, sexy, and stylish debut feature of writer-director Theodore Witcher—is a love story for anyone who has ever wondered: How do I know when I’ve found the one? Larenz Tate and Nia Long have magnetism and chemistry to burn as the striving, artistically talented twentysomethings—he’s a poet, she’s a photographer—who spark over their love of literature and jazz, but whose mutual reluctance to commit to a relationship leaves them both navigating an emotional minefield of confusion, jealousy, and regrets. Velvety cinematography; an unforgettable, eclectic soundtrack; dazzling dialogue; and refreshingly low-key, naturalistic performances by an ensemble cast that also includes Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson, Bill Bellamy, Bernadette Speakes, and Leonard Roberts come together in an intoxicating, seductively moody romance that engages both the heart and the mind.

FILM INFO

  • United States
  • 1997
  • 109 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1117

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Theodore Witcher, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New audio commentary featuring Witcher
  • New interview with Witcher and film scholar Racquel J. Gates
  • New interview with music scholars Mark Anthony Neal and Shana L. Redmond on the soundtrack
  • Panel discussion featuring Witcher and members of the cast and crew
  • Featurette
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Danielle Amir Jackson

    New cover by F. Ron Miller