The sole directorial effort from child actor James Bond III, who also wrote, produced, and starred, DEF BY TEMPTATION is a macabre, neon tinged portrait of late 80s Brooklyn, blending supernatural horror and religious mysticism, punctuated by an electrifying hip hop and R&B soundtrack. Featuring an early performance from Samuel L. Jackson alongside character actor Bill Nunn (DO THE RIGHT THING) and exquisite visuals from one of the late 20th century’s most gifted cinematographers, Ernest Dickerson (JUICE), Vinegar Syndrome brings DEF BY TEMPTATION to Blu-ray, newly restored from its original 35mm camera negative.
Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 35mm original camera negative
Brand new career-spanning audio interview with writer/producer/director/actor James Bond III
“Ernest & Lloyd” – a candid conversation between cinematographer Ernest Dickerson and Lloyd Kaufman
Film historian and critic Michael Gingold on Def By Temptation
Archival article gallery
Reversible cover artwork
English SDH subtitles
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