Bad Boys II

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Overview

Bigger isn't always better. Case in point: Bad Boys II. On the other hand, this ample two-disc DVD set from Columbia/TriStar is nothing to complain about. The first disc, with the film, offers both picture and sound that is stunning. The 2.40:1 transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions, is beautiful in every way. Colors are vibrant, blacks are solid, and detail is constant throughout. Director Michael Bay -- known for style over substance -- doesn't disappoint, and this digital transfer is up to the task of ...
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Overview

Bigger isn't always better. Case in point: Bad Boys II. On the other hand, this ample two-disc DVD set from Columbia/TriStar is nothing to complain about. The first disc, with the film, offers both picture and sound that is stunning. The 2.40:1 transfer, enhanced for widescreen televisions, is beautiful in every way. Colors are vibrant, blacks are solid, and detail is constant throughout. Director Michael Bay -- known for style over substance -- doesn't disappoint, and this digital transfer is up to the task of recreating his "vision." Equally impressive is the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, available in either English or French. Aggressive and exciting, sound alternates from speaker to speaker, both front and back, highlighting every gun shot or obligatory bass-heavy song. This is an remarkable mix, bound to take advantage of any decent sound system. While this disc is slim on extras -- only containing trailers from both Bad Boys films, S.W.A.T., Radio, The Missing, Underworld, and a handful of others -- the second disc holds the meat of the supplements, including a handful of deleted scenes and two featurettes: a short nine-minute look at the stunts and another, twice as long, on the visual effects. Both could have benefited by being more in-depth, but they're still very good. In addition, a music video from Jay-Z for "La-La-La" will appeal to his fans, but the highlight of this disc are two separate sections: the "Sequence Breakdowns," where six sections of the film are extensively studied, and a comprehensive "Production Diary," made up of 19 short, but revealing, featurettes covering just about everything, including the original Bad Boys film. Oddly enough, a Bay commentary is missing, and while his brand of filmmaking is often critically questioned, this set has everything one would expect.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen presentation; Deleted scenes; Production diaries; Sequence breakdowns; Stunts and visual effects featurettes; Jay-Z "La-La-La" music video
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The words "subtle" and "understated" aren't in the vocabularies of producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay, and that point is driven home explosively in this over-the-top, hyperkinetic sequel to the wildly successful 1995 buddy movie. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back as the flamboyant, rule-breaking cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, this time caught in the middle of a Miami-based drug war instigated by a ruthless, sadistic crime lord Jordi Molla. Left to their own devices, Mike and Marcus would certainly continue to disregard proper police procedures, but there's an added ingredient in the mix: Marcus's younger sister, Sydney Gabrielle Union, is a federal agent working undercover to smash the drug ring, and one false move by the boys will put her at risk. Director Bay, whose more memorable films for Bruckheimer include The Rock and Armageddon in addition to the first Bad Boys, has developed a winning method of producing action movies: make 'em fast, make 'em big, and make 'em loud. In this case, comedy interludes with Smith and Lawrence are used mainly to give audiences a breather between flashy fights, chases, and shootouts. The action sequences are staged, photographed, and edited to reflect Bay's larger-than-life vision, and they are so well done that even the most skeptical viewers will find themselves suspending disbelief -- even as the situations become increasingly outlandish. The Smith-Lawrence combination remains potent, Union supplies the requisite sex appeal, and character actor Joe Pantoliano contributes a scene-stealing turn as their dyspeptic superior. Bad Boys 2 is violent, profane, and improbable from first scene to last -- but it's also great fun for anybody willing to check his brain at the front door before coming in for a look.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/9/2003
  • UPC: 043396006195
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: 2 Pack / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,471

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Lawrence Det. Marcus Burnett
Will Smith Det. Mike Lowrey
Jordi Mollà Johnny Tapia
Gabrielle Union Sydney Burnett
Peter Stormare Alexei
Theresa Randle Theresa Burnett
Joe Pantoliano Captain Howard
Michael Shannon Floyd Poteet
Jon Seda Roberto
Yul Vázquez Detective Mateo Reyes
Jason Manuel Olazábal Detective Marco Vargas
Otto Sanchez Carlos
Henry Rollins TNT Leader
Dieudonne S. Abel Haitian Gang
Timothy James Adams DEA Van
Peter D. Badalamenti Guy In Holding Area
Bubba Baker Klansman
Gregory Bastien Haitian Gang
Michael Bay Crappy Car Driver
Jon Beshara Alpha 66/Fake Drunk
Bianca Bethune Megan Burnett
Bryan Bottinelli Little Boy
Jay A. Boutwell Mortuary Security Guy
Shannon Briggs Haitian Gang
Christopher J. Campbell Shadowy Figure
Jamaica Carter Gay Haitian Hairdresser
Cash Casia Hot South Beach Woman
Carlos Rey Del Castillo Tapia Muscle Crew
Alhia Chacoff Maid
Scott Charles Swamp Rat
Dave Corey FBI Eames
Antoni Corone DEA Tony Dodd
Anthony Correa Mortuary Security Guy
Terrence J. Corwley Car Salesman
Scott Cumberbatch Quincy Burnett
Carlos De Leon Old Mourner
Jennifer Diaz Alpha 66 Lupe
Nancy Duerr Female Police Psychologist
Greg W. Elam Haitian Gang
Kiko Ellsworth Blond Dread
Bill Erfurth Alpha 12
Treva Etienne Icepick
Edward Finlay Skinny Kid
Emerson Forth Boat Dock Guy
Rey Gallegos Tito
Fernando Gaviria Tapia Muscle Crew
Rick Gavreau TNT Lunt
Anthony Giaimo Gay Hairdresser
Steve Gibb Klansman
Ivelin Giro Hot Cuban Nurse
Irwin Gould Haitian Gang
Dennis Green Reggie
Carlos Guity Haitian Gang
Tiara Harris Haitian Girl
Amanda Haworth Alpha 23
Chris Charles Herbert Coast Guard Radio Operator
Rey Hernandez TNT Zank
Keith Hudson DEA Agent
Gloria Irizarry Donna Maria Tapia
Charlie Johnson Jr. TNT Lockman
Veryl E. Jones DEA Taylor
Damaris Justamente Group Therapist
Jessica Karr Female Corpse
Richard A. Kelley DEA Agent
Sean Lampkin Zook Pest Control Owner
Dan Marino Himself
Michael McDonough Store Manager
Rodney Merdock Mercer Haitian Gang
Mike Francis Ice Van Driver
Alissa Mullins-Diaz Tapia's Daughter
Ralph Navarro Tapia Muscle Crew
Gary Nickens TNT Fanuti
Phil Owens AC DEA
Nelson J. Perez Coast Guard Captain
Reggie Pierre Haitian Gang
Timothy Powell DEA Snell
Bruno Ramos Haitian Gang
Renee Reilly Hot South Beach Woman
R.E. Rodgers CIA Delongpre
John Salley 'Hacker' Fletcher
Gino Salvano Tapia Muscle Crew
Tevarus Smalls James Burnett
Reggie Stanley Haitian Gang
Oleg Taktarov Josef
Bobby Talbert AWAC Techie
Pedro Telemaco Baseball Cap Cuban
Todd Terry Haitian Gang
J. Michael Tiedeberg Thug Sized Ambulance Guy
Raymond Tong Haitian Gang
Frank Uria Tapia Muscle Crew
Paul Villaverde TNT Dexter
J.D. Walsh Sales Tech
JD Walsh Sales Tech
Alexandra Warren Medical Examiner
Sharon Wilkins Heavy Black Woman
James Zelley Klan Leader
Technical Credits
Michael Bay Director
Bob Badami Musical Direction/Supervision
Kerry Barden Casting
Roger Barton Editor
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Matthew Cohan Associate Producer
Gina B. Cranham Set Decoration/Design
Peter Devlin Sound/Sound Designer
Dr. Dre Score Composer
Don Ferrarone Associate Producer
Mark Goldblatt Editor
J. Mark Harrington Art Director
Billy Hopkins Casting
Sony Pictures Imageworks Special Effects
K.N.B. EFX Group Makeup Special Effects
Ian La Frenais Screenwriter
David S. Lazan Art Director
Amir Mokri Cinematographer
Tom Muldoon Editor
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Chad Oman Executive Producer
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Carol Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
Brad Ricker Art Director
Pat Sandston Associate Producer
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
John G. Scotti Asst. Director
Ron Shelton Original Story, Screenwriter
Suzanne Smith Casting
Jerry Stahl Screenwriter
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
Barry H. Waldman Executive Producer
Julian Wall Asst. Director
Dominic Watkins Production Designer
Cormac Wibberley Original Story, Screenwriter
Marianne Wibberley Original Story, Screenwriter
Jennifer Williams Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Start
2. Blue Power VS White Power
3. SYD
4. Undercover Money Launderer
5. Haitians Hit the Money Drop
6. Intersection Shootout
7. Macarthur Causeway Chase
8. Captain Howard
9. Blond Dread in the Pink House
10. Candid Camera
11. 200K Pest Control
12. Josef Comes to the Meeting
13. Just Another Day With Mike Lowrey
14. Floyd Poteet
15. "We're Seeing Each Other."
16. Coffin & Corpse Chase
17. Gunfights-in-a-Week World Record
18. Mike Takes the A Train
19. Reggie Comes-a-Courtin'
20. Sneak & Peek
21. ECS-MAN
22. Harbor Pursuit
23. Sensors Down, Time to Move
24. The Cuban Army Everywhere
25. Plan B
26. Plan C
27. Tapia Tapped
28. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Play Movie
   Audio Set Up
      English
      French/Français
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Trailers
      Bad Boys
      Bad Boys II
      Once Upon a Time in Mexico
      Radio
      S.W.A.T.
      Spider-Man (Animated)
      The Missing
      Underworld
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Deleted Scenes
      Group Therapy
      Mike and Mara
      Arriving at the Haitians' House
      First Scene at Phat's
      Talking About Mama's House
      Hit on Dog
      Fake Funeral
   Featurettes
      Stunts
      Visual Effects
   Music Video
      Music Video: "La-La'La" By Jay Z
   Sequence Breakdowns
      Macarthur Causeway
         Sequence
         On the Set
         Storyboards
         Garage
         Car Chase
         Pileup
         Causeway
         Script
      Ice Van Chase
         Sequence
         On the Set
         Storyboards
         Ice Van Chase
         Shootout
         Script
      Monorail Fight
         Sequence
         On the Set
         Storyboards
         Script
      5 Man Ratchet
         Sequence
         On the Set
         Storyboards
         Script
      Tapia's Mansion
         Sequence
         On the Set
         Storyboards
         Boom
         The Rescue
         Plan B
         Script
      Shanty Town
         Sequence
         On the Set
         Storyboards
         Script
   Production Diaries
      Genesis
      Training Days
      Swamp
      Night Club
      Intersection Shootout
      Get in My Office!
      Hugs and Kisses
      Poolside
      Jordi Molla
      First Date
      Crime Lab
      Captain's House
      A Couple of Cameos
      Train Dodging
      Joey Pants
      The Russian Is Coming
      Home Invasion
      Bringing Down the House
      Shanty Town
   Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    totally awesome

    awesome movie comedy action and drama all in 1 my favorite part was wen mike and marcus wer messin with megans date reggie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Review of Bad Boys 2

    bad boys 2 is really cool. It is way better than bad boys 1. my favorite part of this movie is when this big building blows up and a truck drvies out of it. I also like it when mike started shooting at bad guys with his two rifles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Spifey

    This movie is a variety of things including comedy, love, and action. Me personally i like all of the comedy and action in in the movie. The movie is hilarious because of the two amazingly funney actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence who both stared on Bad Boys 1. The Ation packed in this movie is great from the gun scenes to the wild car chases, which are so well filmed. The love scenes even though i don't usually like love scenes were pretty good, and at the same time hiarious. All in all this movie is great, and if you haven't watched it yet you should and if you have watched it, you should watch it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great action packed movie

    I expecially liked the fight scene with the new actor Micheal Frances .The chase in the van then the fight scene on the train. Great new up and coming actor. Would like to see more of him

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sweet film

    I saw this movie in the theater first day. Though I have never seen the first one, I a anxious to get this in my collection. Great action, great storyline, and great comedy. A must see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fun Times had by all Action Seekers

    This movie got a bad rap from many critics, especially those who called it a bloated waste of time. Fortunately, I am in no agreement with them on any of those words. What they never realized is that this was meant as a summer blockbuster, and you know what? It does the job. Turn up your home stereos, sit back, and rock the house

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THA BOMB!!!!! especially WILL!! Damn

    I went to watch this movie in the theatre, and it was one of the best movies I've watched this year. All the action scenes were great. I recommend everybody to go out and get this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the baddest movie

    This is better than the first one has alot of action

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Action Flick!

    This movie is 1 of my fave action movies ever. It is also 1 of the funniest movies ever. The scene with the 2 rats and inside the tv store....FUNNY AS HECK!!!! Watch this movie. The best action/comedy ever made!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MORE ACTION AND LAUGHS THAN EVER BEFORE

    I saw the first Bad Boys movie and liked it, but it wasn't anything spectacular. This movie is absolutely hilarious. From M. Lawrence accidently ingesting Ecstasy and going to the Captain's house, to rats having sex, this movie has as many laughs as action scenes. Honestly, I thought that the movie was over 6 or 7 times, every huge action sequence could be the climax or ending in any Scwarzenegger or Stallone flick. This movie is amazing!

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