Sam Jackson’s DEF BY TEMPTATION Hits Blu-ray This Halloween

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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.

This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Derek Gabryszak) is limited to just 1,500 units and is only available at!

You can check out the cover art to the right and the trailer below and then hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments section or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Special Features :

  • 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
  • Original trailer
  • Archival article gallery
  • Reversible cover artwork
  • English SDH subtitles

The film is directed by James Bond III and stars Bond, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nunn, Cynthia Bond, and Kadeem Hardison. Important note: This is a pre-order. Orders containing this item will not ship out until 1-2 weeks prior to its October 30th street date.



Joel (James Bond III) grew up in the church but has started questioning his beliefs. After sensing a supernatural presence from his deceased father, Joel becomes compelled to visit his cousin, K (Kadeem Hardison) in New York. But shortly after arriving, he and K become embroiled in a series of mysterious homicides of local men, all of whom were last seen in the company of a mysterious and beautiful woman, who has now set her bloodthirsty sights on K…



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