- Feature-Length Commentary by Writer/Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and Actor Sanaa Lathan
- 5.1 Isolated Score with Commentary by Composer Terence Blanchard, Editor Terilyn A. Shropshire and Gina Prince-Bythewood
- Deleted Scenes
- Blooper Reel
- Audition Tapes Featuring Omar Epps, and Sanaa Lathan
- Animated Storyboards of Basketball Sequences
- Music Video - Lucy Pearl "Dance Tonight"
- Theatrical Trailer
- Original Documentary: Breaking The Glass Ceiling - The Rise and Acceptance of Women Competitors
- DVD-ROM Features: "Script-to-Screen" Screenplay, Original Theatrical Web Site on the DVD
- Widescreen (Anamorphic)
- Audio: English [CC]
- Subtitles: English
- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 10, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: New Line Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Video
- Audio Commentary (3)
- Bloopers: Blooper Reel
- THE RISE OF FEMALE ATHLETES
- THE PORTRAYAL OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN BY THE AMERICAN MEDIA
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 05/26/2000
"...[The film] has an enchanting, lived-in homeyness....a promising first movie from a filmmaker with a lot to offer..."
"...Effortlessly erotic in a way that few films are..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/28/2000
"...Breaks away from other sports-themed dramas, thanks to the clarity and dash of Prince-Bythewood's agile directorial style and the exciting originality of the subject..." -- Rating: A-
Total Film - 08/01/2000
"...LOVE & BASKETBALL is a touching romance, rich in humour and finely acted..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Los Angeles Times - 04/21/2000
"...Charming....This is an extremely well-acted movie. Lathan in particular is a marvel..."
Uncut - 08/01/2000
"This is a neat, sweet and untypical sports-themed romance..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
From the playground to the pro leagues, Monica (Sanaa Lathan, The Best Man) and Quincy (Omar Epps, The Mod Squad) taught each other how to play the game. Now, their commitment to the sport will force them to make a choice between each other and the game ... between family and team ... between Love and Basketball. Produced by Spike Lee (He Got Game, Malcolm X) and Sam Kitt, Love and Basketball is a critically acclaimed movie about discovering your dreams, taking your best shot and making them come true.
LOVE AND BASKETBALL is the powerful story of two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles who grow up loving basketball and, eventually, each other. Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) have wanted to be basketball stars since they were kids. Monica has had to work hard to establish herself as a presence, while Quincy was born with natural star potential. As the two struggle to reach their goals of playing professionally, they must also deal with their feelings for each other.
Basketball Stars |
Los Angeles, California |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release: April 21, 2000 (NATIONAL)