Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Cast: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas

     
 

Barbershop 2 debuts on DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are available in all three of those languages. Supplemental materials include audio commentary bySee more details below

Overview

Barbershop 2 debuts on DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are available in all three of those languages. Supplemental materials include audio commentary by the director and the film's producers, a video commentary by four of the actors in the film, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, a still photo gallery, two music videos, and the original theatrical trailer. This is a first-class release that will thrill fans of the popular film series.

Editorial Reviews

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business does everything a good sequel should -- it brings back the characters you want to see, recreates the atmosphere, and tries not to do too much. The first Barbershop was a pleasure because it featured an occasionally volatile cross-section of Chicago African-Americans co-existing in a warm communal setting, but also because it refused to let these characters off the hook, calling them out on behavior that might go unchecked in a lesser film. Playing that devil's advocate voice again is Cedric the Entertainer as Eddie, the salty-haired tonsorial curmudgeon who instigates such racially self-deprecating smack talk as calling the Washington, D.C., sniper the "Jackie Robinson of crime." It echoes a similar passage in the first film in which Eddie denounces Rosa Parks as merely tired, rather than a civil rights pioneer. Unfortunately, the barbershop chatter is less incisive and less frequent than in the first film, and this tepidness carries over to the character arcs as well. Everybody's back from the first film, but they've got less to do and less to distinguish themselves as individuals. Of the new additions to the cast, Queen Latifah is memorable enough to have inspired the distaff third installment of the series, Beauty Shop (2005). Kenan Thompson is also memorable, but for the wrong reasons -- as Calvin's annoying nephew who uses nepotism to score a chair, Thompson sticks out like a sore thumb. Barbershop 2 is a little too comfortable to be as truthful as the first, but as sequels go, it holds up just fine.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/2004
UPC:
0027616905147
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:46:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted scenes; Outtakes; Cast video commentary by Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, Troy Garity, and Jazsmin Lewis; Audio commentary by director Kevin Rodney Sullivan and producers Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr.; Extended music video - Mary J. Blige, featuring Eve: "Not Today"; Music video - Sleepy Brown, featuring OutKast: "I Can't Wait"; Behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ice Cube Calvin Palmer
Cedric the Entertainer Eddie
Sean Patrick Thomas Jimmy James
Eve Terri Jones
Troy Garity Isaac Rosenberg
Michael Ealy Ricky Nash
Leonard Earl Howze Dinka
Harry J. Lennix Quentin Leroux
Robert Wisdom Alderman Brown
Jazsmin Lewis Jennifer
Carl Wright Checkers Fred
DeRay Davis Hustle Guy
Kenan Thompson Kenard
Queen Latifah Gina
Garcelle Beauvais Loretta
Avant Dexter
Keke Palmer Actor

Technical Credits
Kevin Rodney Sullivan Director,Screenwriter
Matt Alvarez Executive Producer
Mark Brown Executive Producer
Jennifer Bryan Costumes/Costume Designer
Ice Cube Executive Producer
Daniel Clancy Set Decoration/Design
Alex Gartner Producer
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Poppy Hanks Associate Producer
Craig Jackson Art Director
Robb Wilson King Production Designer
David Obermeyer Sound/Sound Designer
Jono Oliver Asst. Director
Tom Priestley Cinematographer
J. Roberts Associate Producer
Don D. Scott Screenwriter
Paul Seydor Editor
Robert Teitel Producer
George Tillman Producer
Mary Vernieu Casting
Wu-Tang Clan Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. No Thieves Here!
2. Main Title
3. The Other Half
4. Change Is Good
5. Never Goin' Home
6. The "I" Has It
7. Due on the First
8. "Why Did Jesus Weep?"
9. Interracial Relations
10. Nappy Cutz Dot Com
11. Family Front and Center
12. That Lactose Intoleration
13. Running After Loretta
14. The Key to Enlightenment
15. Concerned for 59 Seconds
16. "The Money Isn't Bad"
17. More Rules, Less Talking
18. An Appreciative BBQ
19. Big Fish in a Small Pond
20. More Than Pork-Free
21. Love With the Wrong Man
22. Breaking 'N' Entering
23. Personal Growth
24. A Place of Politics
25. Apology Accepted
26. A Win-Win Proposition
27. Pride and Embarrassment
28. "The Life You Wanted?"
29. Why Jesus Wept
30. Ain't Changed One Bit
31. "Goin' Out Like Us"
32. End Credits

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