Boyz 'N the Hood

Boyz 'N the Hood

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Director: John Singleton

Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube

     
 

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After a lackluster release in 1998, John Singleton's groundbreaking first film, Boyz 'n the Hood, finally gets the proper DVD treatment with this two-disc special edition. The film is presented in both a 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio and a 1.33:1 full-screen transfer that has been formatted to fit a standardSee more details below

Overview

After a lackluster release in 1998, John Singleton's groundbreaking first film, Boyz 'n the Hood, finally gets the proper DVD treatment with this two-disc special edition. The film is presented in both a 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio and a 1.33:1 full-screen transfer that has been formatted to fit a standard television screen. Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound audio tracks are available in English, French, and Spanish, along with subtitles in the same three languages. Bonus features include audio commentary by Singleton, deleted scenes, theatrical trailers, the documentary Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend, and music videos for Compton's Most Wanted's "Growin' Up in the Hood" and Tevin Campbell's "Just Ask Me To."

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Coming two years after Spike Lee's groundbreaking Do the Right Thing, the first movie by African-American director John Singleton was seen as part of the black film movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was the first mainstream movie to deal with gang violence in America's urban ghettos, and its thoughtful approach helped open the door for a number of similarly themed movies in the next few years, including Menace II Society, Fresh, and Juice. Boyz N the Hood stands out because of its honesty and because it successfully humanizes all of the parties involved, including the drug dealers and murderers. The story revolves around three youths who choose to deal with their environment in different ways, and the movie features a two-part structure, which shows their lives when they are children and then when they are on the verge of high school graduation. The central roles are filled well by three newcomers (Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, and Ice Cube), and their dynamic gives the movie its most memorable moments.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
UPC:
0043396073197
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Pan & Scan, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:52:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen and fullscreen ; Director's commentary; Exclusive documentary: "Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend"; Deleted scenes; Music videos: "Growin' Up in the Hood" by Compton's Most Wanted and "Just Ask Me To" by Tevin Campbell; Director and cast filmographies; Theatrical trailers; Animated menus; Production notes

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cuba Gooding Tre Styles
Morris Chestnut Ricky Baker
Ice Cube Doughboy
Angela Bassett Reva Styles
Laurence Fishburne Furious Styles
Nia Long Brandi
Tyra Ferrell Mrs. Baker
Meta King Brandi's Mom
Whitman Mayo Old Man
Desi Arnez Hines Tre-Age 10
Baha Jackson Doughboy-Age 10
Donovan McCrary Ricky-Age 10
Jaki Brown-Karman Actor
Jesse Lawrence Ferguson Officer Coffey
Valentino Harrison Bobby-Age 10
Leanear Lane 2nd Gangster
Don Nelson 1st Gangster
Alysia M. Rogers Shanice
Raymond Turner Ferris
Lloyd Avery 2nd Knucklehead
Hudhail Al-Amir SAT Man
Mia Bell Female Club Member
Lexie Bigham Mad Dog
Kenneth A. Brown Little Chris
Nicole Brown Brandi-Age 10
Ceal Sheryl
Darneicea Corley Keisha
John Cothran Lewis Crump
Na'Blonka Durden Trina
Susan Falcon Mrs. Olaf
Dedrick D. Gobert Dooky
Redge Green Chris
Kareem J. Grimes Ice Cream Truck Kid
Tammy Hanson Rosa
Dee Dee Jacobs Renee
Kirk Kinder Officer Graham
Regina King Shalika
Jimmy Lee Newman Kid
Malcolm Norrington 1st Knucklehead
Esther Scott Tisha's Grandmother
Leonette Scott Tisha
Vonte Sweet Ric Rock
Baldwin C. Sykes Monster
Yolanda Whittaker Yo Yo
John Singleton Mailman (uncredited)

Technical Credits
John Singleton Director,Screenwriter
Bruce Bellamy Art Director
Bruce Cannon Editor
Stanley Clarke Score Composer
Charles Mills Cinematographer
Bob Minor Stunts
Steve Nicolaides Producer
Kathryn Peters Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Feature Presentation
1. Start [:14]
2. South Central [:39]
3. Mr. Styles [2:18]
4. The Agreement [1:51]
5. "You Got Him" [2:06]
6. House Rules [5:04]
7. Burglary [1:52]
8. The Neighbors [3:23]
9. With Chris [2:43]
10. Facts of Life [4:39]
11. Seven Years Later [4:04]
12. Not Old, Better [8:53]
13. Tisha [3:27]
14. "I Lied to Pops" [2:55]
15. Mama Calls [5:33]
16. Lewis Crump [5:18]
17. SAT Test [5:43]
18. Furious [1:22]
19. On Crenshaw [4:39]
20. Pulled Over [4:47]
21. With Brandi [2:11]
22. Miss Devereaux [3:56]
23. Doughboy & Ricky [3:01]
24. Cut [5:05]
25. Gang Shooting [2:04]
26. "Give Me the Gun" [2:39]
27. Getting Even [1:51]
28. Next Morning [3:28]
1. Start [:14]
2. South Central [:39]
3. Mr. Styles [2:18]
4. The Agreement [1:51]
5. "You Got Him" [2:06]
6. House Rules [5:04]
7. Burglary [1:52]
8. The Neighbors [3:23]
9. With Chris [2:43]
10. Facts of Life [4:39]
11. Seven Years Later [4:04]
12. Not Old, Better [8:53]
13. Tisha [3:27]
14. "I Lied to Pops" [2:55]
15. Mama Calls [5:33]
16. Lewis Crump [5:18]
17. SAT Test [5:43]
18. Furious [1:22]
19. On Crenshaw [4:39]
20. Pulled Over [4:47]
21. With Brandi [2:11]
22. Miss Devereaux [3:56]
23. Doughboy & Ricky [3:01]
24. Cut [5:05]
25. Gang Shooting [2:04]
26. "Give Me the Gun" [2:39]
27. Getting Even [1:51]
28. Next Morning [3:28]

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