Spike Lee

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

One of the most electrifying heroes of the twentieth century receives an appropriately sweeping screen biopic, rich in both historical insight and propulsive cinematic style, courtesy of visionary director Spike Lee. Built around an extraordinary performance from Denzel Washington, Malcolm X draws on the iconic civil rights leader’s autobiography to trace his journey of empowerment, from a childhood riven by white-supremacist violence to a life of petty crime to his conversion to Islam and rebirth as a fearless fighter for Black liberation, whose courage and eloquence inspired oppressed communities the world over. Impeccably crafted by Lee and his closest creative collaborators, and buoyed by commanding performances from Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Al Freeman Jr., and others, this is a passionate monument to a man whose life continues to serve as a model of principled resistance.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 1992
  • 201 minutes
  • Black and White/Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1160

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring director Spike Lee, Dickerson, editor Barry Alexander Brown, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter
  • New conversation between Lee and journalist and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper
  • New interviews with actor Delroy Lindo and composer Terence Blanchard
  • Program about the making of the film, featuring Lee, Dickerson, Brown, Blanchard, Carter, filmmaker Martin Scorsese, actor Ossie Davis, Reverend Al Sharpton, former Warner Bros. executive Lucy Fisher, producers Preston Holmes and Jon Kilik, production designer Wynn Thomas, casting director Robi Reed, and Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Malcolm X (1972), a feature-length documentary produced by Marvin Worth and Arnold Perl and directed by Perl, narrated by actor James Earl Jones
  • Deleted scenes with introductions by Lee
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by Cooper, excerpts from Lee’s 1992 book By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of “Malcolm X” . . ., and Davis’s eulogy for Malcolm X

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Nov 22, 2022

DIRECTOR-APPROVED 4K UHD + BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • One 4K UHD disc of the film presented in Dolby Vision HDR and two Blu-rays with the film and special features
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring director Spike Lee, Dickerson, editor Barry Alexander Brown, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter
  • New conversation between Lee and journalist and screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper
  • New interviews with actor Delroy Lindo and composer Terence Blanchard
  • Program about the making of the film, featuring Lee, Dickerson, Brown, Blanchard, Carter, filmmaker Martin Scorsese, actor Ossie Davis, Reverend Al Sharpton, former Warner Bros. executive Lucy Fisher, producers Preston Holmes and Jon Kilik, production designer Wynn Thomas, casting director Robi Reed, and Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Malcolm X (1972), a feature-length documentary produced by Marvin Worth and Arnold Perl and directed by Perl, narrated by actor James Earl Jones
  • Deleted scenes with introductions by Lee
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by Cooper, excerpts from Lee’s 1992 book By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of “Malcolm X” . . ., and Davis’s eulogy for Malcolm X

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Malcolm X
Cast
Denzel Washington
Malcolm X
Angela Bassett
Betty Shabazz
Albert Hall
Baines
Al Freeman Jr.
Elijah Muhammad
Delroy Lindo
West Indian Archie
Spike Lee
Shorty
Theresa Randle
Laura
Kate Vernon
Sophia
Lonette McKee
Louise Little
Tommy Hollis
Earl Little
James McDaniel
Brother Earl
Ernest Thomas
Sidney
Jean-Claude la Marre
Benjamin 2X
O. L. Duke
Pete
Larry McCoy
Sammy
Maurice Sneed
Cadillac
Debi Mazar
Peg
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Honey
Miki Howard
Billie Holliday
Ricky Gordon
Lionel Hampton
Shirley Stoler
Mrs. Swerlin
Bobby Seale
Speaker 1
Al Sharpton
Speaker 2
Christopher Plummer
Chaplain Gill
Karen Allen
Miss Dunne
Peter Boyle
Captain Green
William Kunstler
The Judge
Nelson Mandela
Soweto teacher
Ossie Davis
Eulogy written and performed by
Credits
Director
Spike Lee
Produced by
Marvin Worth
Produced by
Spike Lee
Screenplay by
Arnold Perl
Screenplay by
Spike Lee
Coproducer
Monty Ross
Coproducer
Jon Kilik
Coproducer
Preston Holmes
Based on the book The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to
Alex Haley
Cinematographer
Ernest Dickerson
Production design
Wynn Thomas
Editor
Barry Alexander Brown
Original score
Terence Blanchard
Costume design
Ruth E. Carter
Casting
Robi Reed
Sound recordist
Rolf Pardula
Art director
Tom Warren
Project consultant
Dr. Betty Shabazz
Historical consultant
Paul Lee
Islamic technical consultant
Jefri Aalmuhammed
Key hairstylist
John James
Key makeup
Marietta A. Carter
Supervising sound editor
Skip Lievsay
Music supervisor
Alex Steyermark
Script continuity
Shari Carpenter
Stills photography
David Lee