Barbershop

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Overview

Barbershop, the surprise hit of 2002 comes to DVD from MGM as a not-so-surprising special edition. Though the supplements are very good, the highlight of this disc is the image. Framed at 1.85:1, and anamorphic, this transfer is nearly flawless. Detail is amazingly strong, while colors are precise. Skin tones are perfectly realized as well. This is one of those pictures that is equal to the theatrical print in every way. The sound is also quite good, but not outstanding. The 5.1 Dolby Digital track shows some ...
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Overview

Barbershop, the surprise hit of 2002 comes to DVD from MGM as a not-so-surprising special edition. Though the supplements are very good, the highlight of this disc is the image. Framed at 1.85:1, and anamorphic, this transfer is nearly flawless. Detail is amazingly strong, while colors are precise. Skin tones are perfectly realized as well. This is one of those pictures that is equal to the theatrical print in every way. The sound is also quite good, but not outstanding. The 5.1 Dolby Digital track shows some separation, but is basically centered up front. The surrounds show no life, which is a shame, but not altogether a surprise for this type of lower budget, character-driven film. As for those extras, a nice variety is included. For starters, there is a commentary track from director Tim Story, writer Don D. Scott, and producers Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. that is a pleasure to listen to. Four featurettes are also quite entertaining. The longest, "The Final Cut," covers the making of the film, while the three shorter ones look at the costumes, set design, and a humorous piece on "hair-do's" and "don'ts." In addition to this are seven deleted scenes. Each is very brief and would have added little to the movie. A standard photo gallery is also included, with pictures of the cast, shots from the movie, and a behind the scenes. Along with trailers for this film are those for Rollerball and What's the Worst That Could Happen?, as well as an MGM promotional spot, and wrapping thing up is a multiple choice barber trivia game. Fans of this film -- and there are plenty -- will no doubt be happy with what is offered.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with director Tim Story, producers Bob Teitel and George Tillman, Jr. and writer Don Scott; Deleted scenes with optional commentary; Bloopers; Outtakes; Barbershop-themed interactive game; Photo gallery; P. Diddy and Jagged Edge music video "Trade It All"; Production design featurette; Costume design featurette; Barber school for the cast featurette; "Hairdos and Don'ts" featurette
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Barbershop -- an African-American comedy with genuine crossover appeal that proved itself a box-office surprise in 2002 -- succeeds on its warmth, sincerity, and infectious high spirits. Those qualities will be readily apparent to those seeing the film for the first time on this extras-laden DVD. The movie is set in an old Chicago barbershop, a family-run operation that faces closure and sale by would-be entrepreneur Calvin played by Ice Cube, who’d rather be engaged in something more likely to earn him big money. Once he realizes how many people depend on the shop’s existence, Calvin has a change of heart -- but it may be too late. Raucously funny and more than a little coarse, Barbershop celebrates family and community in a positive, life-affirming way, which makes this modest movie a real standout of its type. Director Tim Story keeps the camerawork simple and deftly guides his ensemble cast, which is headed by Cube but dominated by Cedric the Entertainer, who is hilarious as an irreverent barber unafraid to skewer the community’s sacred cows. The other characters are endowed with readily identifiable traits that are skillfully portrayed by Story’s actors who include Anthony Anderson, Keith David, and Sean Patrick Thomas. Barbershop’s easygoing charm is also reflected in the commentary by Story, screenwriter Don Scott, and producers Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. Other DVD extras include deleted scenes with Story’s commentary, a reel of outtakes, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a P. Diddy music video.
All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Barbershop is a genial urban workplace comedy. Director Tim Story keeps things moving at an appropriately bouncy pace, and the cast is energetic and appealing. Barbershop is clearly modeled after Car Wash, and manages to capture some of that movie's low-key, lightweight charm. While the plot tangentially encompasses guns, crime, and overzealous police, the film takes place in a sunny, bright, and essentially tension-free inner city Chicago. In fact, Barbershop could use a touch of the working-class grit that made Car Wash so memorable. There's never any real sense that anyone is working that hard at anything except running their mouths, and never any sense that anything more than hurt feelings are at stake, even when it seems that the entire crew are going to lose their livelihoods due to shop owner Calvin's Ice Cube hasty decision to sell the shop to a low-life criminal played with just the right degree of menace by Keith David. A subplot about an ATM robbery offers a silly, but efficient slapstick counterpoint to the talky comedy at the film's core. While the film makes a noble stab at inclusiveness, featuring sympathetic white and Indian characters, there's a mild, but still disappointing sexism in the way it sometimes objectifies black women. But in the end, Barbershop is a crowd pleaser, which is all that it sets out to be.
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
Reassuring, retro uplifter.
New York Times - A.O. Scott
The movie's quiet affirmation of neighborhood values gives it an honest, lived-in glow.
New York Post
Combines big laughs, a big heart and thoroughly winning characters.

Reassuring, retro uplifter.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2003
  • UPC: 027616882158
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Español
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 69,274

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ice Cube Calvin Palmer
Anthony Anderson J.D.
Cedric the Entertainer Eddie
Sean Patrick Thomas Jimmy James
Troy Garity Isaac Rosenberg
Eve Terri Jones
Michael Ealy Ricky Nash
Leonard Earl Howze Dinka
Keith David Lester
Jazsmin Lewis Jennifer Palmer
Lahmard Tate Bill7
Tom Wright Detective Williams
Kwame Amoaku Stair Guy
Naomi Young Armstrong Grandma
Rhonda Bobo Ricky's Girlfriend
Woody Bolar Customer Artis
Parvesh Cheena Samir
Lorenzo Clemons Bank Manager
Deon Cole Customer Darrel
Saralynne Crittenden Big Mamma
DeRay Davis Hustle Guy
Scott Dent Boy
Cerall Duncan Kevin's Other Woman
Sonya Eddy Janelle
Cliff Frazier Customer Kwame
Tiffany S. Gaji Cop
Janina Gavankar Fine Woman
Jason Winston George Kevin
Dana Min Goodman Cashier
Willie B. Goodson Officer
Vince Green Waiting Customer
Maestro Harrell Customer Tillman
Jam Customer Lloyd
Llou Johnson Salesman
Dev Kennedy Detective Williams' Partner
Eric Lane Customer Rodney
Satya Lee Korean Woman
Cassandra Lewis Young Mom
Cynthia Maddox Prison Guard
Toyiah Marquis Samir's Wife
Chester Clay McSwain Mailman
Malik S. Middleton Construction Worker
Kevin Morrow Monk
Olumiji Olawumi Jay
Matt Orlando Officer
Jasmine Randle Gabby
Leon S. Rogers Jr. Customer Larry
Jalen Rose Himself
Pat "Soul" Scaggs Motel Manager
J. David Shanks Customer Lamar
Mark Simmons Customer Rob
Steven Simoncic Officer With Photo
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. Crazy Inmate
Ray Thompson Customer Tyrone
Marshall Titus Customer Joe
Frank Townsend Terri's Customer
Norm Van Lier Customer Sam
Laura E. Walls Church Lady
Teara Hill Willborn Little Kid
Ebboney Wilson Little Kid
Montina Woods Rhonda Watts
Carl Wright Checkers Fred
Marcia Wright Angry Woman
Technical Credits
Tim Story Director
Matt Alvarez Executive Producer
Terence Blanchard Score Composer
Mark Brown Original Story, Producer, Screenwriter
John Carter Editor
Felicia Fasano Casting
Roger Fortune Production Designer
George Kohut Camera Operator
Tom Priestley Jr. Cinematographer
Don D. Scott Screenwriter
Robert Teitel Producer
George Tillman Jr. Producer
Marshall Todd Screenwriter
Mary Vernieu Casting
Trevor Ward Consultant/advisor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title
2. Let's...Go?
3. A Whole New Venture
4. Sorry, We're Foreclosed
5. What's Under the Bed?
6. The Big-and-Juicy Ratio
7. Sweating the Two-Timer
8. White Men Can't Cut
9. Terri's Funky Apple Juice
10. Raising Their Kids Right
11. The Perks of "Sorority"
12. Strictly Loan Sharking
13. A Sense of History
14. "I Don't Need the World"
15. Education & Ribs
16. "The Little Things"
17. How to Win a Woman
18. Thug Nasty on Fire
19. The Truth According to Eddie
20. Vexing Mr. Wallace
21. Cop Goes to an ATM...
22. Terri's Former Boyfriend
23. No Blacker Than Isaac
24. The Value of "Respirations"
25. "Our Own Country Club!"
26. Breaking the News
27. His Cousin's Third Strike
28. Conciliatory Hook-Up
29. Plans for Ricky's Future
30. Everyone's All Right
31. Two Months Later
32. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Director Tim Story, Producers Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr. and Writer Don D. Scott: On
      Audio Commentary With Director Tim Story, Producers Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr. and Writer Don D. Scott: Off
      The Hair Club
         The Final Cut
         Set, Press and Style
         Finishing Touches
         Hairdo's and Don'ts
      Deleted Scenes
         "You Wanna Boom-Boom?"
         Ricky's Routine
         "You Know We in the Ghetto"
         "You Ain't Right With Jesus"
         "All I Need Is $18,900"
         "Just Give Me A Sign"
         "You Smell Chicken?"
         Play All
      Outtakes
      Barber School Interactive Game
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English 5.1 Surround
         Español Stereo Surround
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
         Português
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good comedy-drama with a lot of laughs

    Barbershop really is a great film. It provides a lot of laughs from Cedric the Entertainer and really makes you think about priorities of family and tradition. Eve also was a surprise as the hot head, only female in the shop. Great performances from Ice Cube, Eve, Cedric, and Sean Patrick Thomas. A lot of racial issues come up and I was even shocked when i viewed it because of the Martin Luther King/Jesse Jackson/Rosa Parks/Rodney King jokes by Cedric. The film is about truth...the barbershop is like a black man's country club. You can say anything racially or not and not be judged for it. I realized how much a barbershop has and how much family tradition and old values in the African American community it has. I love this movie because it's funny and true-to-life!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very good, funny, and heart warming black comedy

    I was really surprised to see that ''Barbershop'' was such a well-rounded movie. The story showed how in the black community, we may take things for granted. Ice Cube really did a good job as Calvin but who really stole the show was Cedric The Entertainer. The jokes were hilarious and Ceddie as the bad mouth, trobule-starting, ol' school barber who had heart and was just a big bag of fun. One thing, this may seem like a family-type film but it is rated PG-13 for some serious strong cussin', and sexual references. Black folks come together over years of tradition...thats what it's all about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I give Barbershop 3 thumbs up

    Barbershop was so hilirious I laughed through the whole movie. If you want a good laugh I recommend you watch it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHO DRANK MY APPLE JUICE??

    I THOUGHT THIS MOVIE WAS TIGHT BECAUSE OF THE MANY BLACK PEOPLE STARRING IN IT. EVEN THOUGH EVE IS A RAPPER SHE STILL INSPIRES BLACK WOMEN FOR A ROLE MODEL. THE MOVIE WAS A GOOD COMEDY BUT EDDIE SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT ROSA PARKS AND MARTIN LUTHER KING LIKE THAT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The comedy of a Lifetime

    Barbershop was great. It amazes me how Ice Cube can switch from a action role to a comedy. Great movie, seen it 3 times already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GOOD EFFORT

    THIS MOVIE HAS ITS FUNNY MOMENTS.BUT ONCE AGAIN CEDRIC THA ENTERTAINER KEPT THE MOVIE FROM BECOMING A SLEEPER!BARBERSHOP IS AT TIMES MORE OF A DRAMA THAN A COMEDY BUT THE BOTTOM LINE FOR THIS MOVIE IS THAT IT IS A DEFINITE MUST SEE!THIS MOVIE IS A LOT BETTER THAN WHAT MOST COMEDY HAS HAD TO OFFER... BARBERSHOP IS GUARANTEED A LAUGH OR TWO!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Barber Shop was Amazing

    Barber shop was an amazing movie. i reccomend it totaly. This movie shows you life of inner-city people working in a barber shop. It is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    barber shop

    this was a great movie.the best part was when johnny threw amber into the pool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A hilarious movie!

    Totally hilarious. I recommend it !

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