DVD pick: Miracle at St. Anna – Metro US

DVD pick: Miracle at St. Anna

Miracle at St. Anna
Director: Spike Lee

Spike Lee presents a Second World War epic from the perspective of black soldiers with this saga that folds in a modern mystery about a missing artifact that resurfaces decades after the war.

Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso and Omar Benson Miller play a foursome in an all-black regiment who become trapped behind enemy lines while serving in Italy. Along with deleted scenes, the DVD and Blu-ray release include a segment with Lee, cast members and historians discussing the all-black “Buffalo Soldier” division.

Lee also joins members of the Harlem Veterans’ Club for an examination of Hollywood depiction of blacks in war.