Biggie and Tupac

Biggie and Tupac

Cast: Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur

     
 

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Nick Broomfield's 2002 documentary Biggie and Tupac comes to DVD from Razor & Tie presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo sound in English. Broomfield provides a feature-length director's commentary track and a follow-up interview. Other special features include additional scenes of related music, testaments to Biggie Smalls andSee more details below

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Nick Broomfield's 2002 documentary Biggie and Tupac comes to DVD from Razor & Tie presented with a standard full-frame transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo sound in English. Broomfield provides a feature-length director's commentary track and a follow-up interview. Other special features include additional scenes of related music, testaments to Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, L.A. gang information, and failed interviews, discographies, filmographies, trailers, and information about the Christopher Wallace Memorial Fund. This is a completely adequate presentation of a film that only received a limited theatrical release in the U.S.

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One needn't be a rap aficionado to appreciate Nick Broomfield's latest documentary offering. The British director, whose controversial projects include Kurt & Courtney and Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam, has made his name by venturing into often lurid subject matter and asking questions that many have been afraid to ask. Biggie & Tupac is a journey across the lives and deaths of two of hip-hop's biggest names: Brooklyn-born rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, a.k.a. Christopher Wallace) and West Coast icon Tupac Shakur. Broomfield often has the demeanor of an absent-minded professor; his combination of brashness and naivete, while often grating, somehow manages to get results. This time around, he ventures forward into a pair of crimes that remain unsolved after seven years, attempting to determine whether the murders of Biggie and Tupac were a result of the often-referenced East Coast/West Coast rivalry and if Death Row Records impresario Suge Knight should be implicated. Through a balanced mix of regurgitated footage and guerrilla-style interviews, Broomfield deftly chronicles the twists and turns of the two police investigations and manages to capture a distinctly human element of the story through conversations with Wallace's mother. After a rather startling accusation by B.I.G.'s former bodyguard Gene Deal, and an unprecedented visit with Knight in a correctional facility, it's clear that Broomfield has stirred up a hornets' nest, and urgent questions linger long after the cameras stop rolling. -- LaShieka Purvis

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2005
UPC:
0074645212999
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Razor & Tie Theatric
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
35,460

Special Features

Additional scenes, including previously unseen footage; Commentary from director Nick Broomfield ; Nick Broomfield follow-up interview; Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur discographies; Cristopher Wallace Memorial Fund information; L.A. gang information; Additional scenes; Filmographies; Trailer reel

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Biggie & Tupac [4:40]
2. Baltimore [5:16]
3. Tupac's Father [2:56]
4. Biggie in Brooklyn [5:30]
5. First Meeting With Voletta [3:53]
6. East Coast vs. West Coast [1:56]
7. The Humiliation of Mopreme [3:58]
8. Two Sides to Tupac [4:42]
9. Russelle Poole (The Suge Nite Motive) [4:45]
10. The Bounty Hunter of San Pedro [5:48]
11. Suge Nite & Compton [3:32]
12. Frank Alexander [5:26]
13. The Chain & Biggies Murder [3:52]
14. March 9th 1997 (The Hit) [6:00]
15. The Bookkeeper [4:33]
16. The LAPD [4:38]
17. Lil Cease [3:22]
18. Surveillance [4:00]
19. Gene Deal (The Bodyguard) [4:39]
20. Poole's Confirmation [5:08]
21. Mule Creek State Prison [4:43]
22. The Suge Nite Interview [6:34]
23. A Message From Death Row [1:34]
24. Memories of Christopher [4:29]

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