CB4: The Movie

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Overview

Tamra Davis directs Chris Rock in the rap comedy CB4, which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Universal release is solid and should please fans of the film as well as ...
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Overview

Tamra Davis directs Chris Rock in the rap comedy CB4, which comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Universal release is solid and should please fans of the film as well as those unfamiliar with this hip-hop Spinal Tap.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
It's pretty easy to tell that CB4 is Chris Rock the fledgling Saturday Night Live cast member, rather than Chris Rock the Oscars host. Not that Rock has ever mastered the screen the way he's mastered standup, but he's definitely still finding his footing here. His parody of gangsta rap is surprisingly toothless, which is counterintuitive, given all the gold dental work on display. Rock's co-writer, Robert LoCash, doesn't bring enough blatant silliness from his work on the final two Naked Gun movies, and Rock should have learned a thing or two by appearing in Keenen Ivory Wayans' I'm Gonna Git You Sucka! Maybe director Tamra Davis wanted CB4 to be more This Is Spinal Tap than Airplane!, but it's not nearly subtle enough to pull that off. The result is a boring middle ground between the outrageous and the sublime. Spoofs like the N.W.A rip-off "Straight Outta Locash" feel more like the work of Weird Al Yankovic than a sharp satirist, since the song uses N.W.A's same beat and lyric structure, and the original lyrics are so vulgar, they can't even be exaggerated for parody. Still, some details are pretty observant and funny. Character names like Stab Master Arson get the criminal posturing of early gangsta rap down perfectly, and for a film that came out in 1993, CB4 feels prophetic about real-world rap-related drive-bys like the deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. It also recognizes the ongoing reality that some of rap's biggest purported criminals grew up in some of suburbia's richest neighborhoods. Fans of Comedy Central will be interested to see the film's villain played by Eddie's brother Charlie Murphy, over ten years before he surfaced as a popular member of the Chappelle's Show ensemble.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/7/2003
  • UPC: 025192261220
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,136

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Rock Albert
Allen Payne Euripides
Deezer D Otis
Chris Elliott A. White
Phil Hartman Virgil Robinson
Charlie Murphy Gusto
Khandi Alexander Sissy
Art Evans Alber Sr.
Theresa Randle Eve
Willard E. Pugh Trustus
Tyrone Jones 40 Dog
Rachel True Daliha
J.D. Daniels Ben
Sally Jane Jackson Wacky Dee
Isaac Hayes Owner
Louisa Abernathy Mrs. Otis
Vanessa Lee Chester Talona
Chasiti Hampton Tee Tee
Wayne "Crescendo" Ward Biscuit Diner
John Walcutt Director
Jeremiah Birkett Malik
Christopher Keene Accountant
Lance Crouther Well Dressed Man
Shirley Hemphill 976-Sexy
Al Clegg 976-Dis
Gerard G. Williams Inmate
Melvin Jones Inmate
Renee Tenison Twin
Niketa Calame Albertina
Jedda Jones Waitress
Ice-T Himself
Halle Berry Herself
Ice Cube Himself
Flavor Flav Himself
Shaquille O'Neal Himself
Tommy Davidson Weird Warren (uncredited)
Richard Gant Baa Baa Ack
LaWanda Page Grandma
Technical Credits
Tamra Davis Director
John Barnes Score Composer
Susan Benjamin Set Decoration/Design
Martin Charles Art Director
Nelson Coates Production Designer
Sean Daniel Executive Producer
William Fay Co-producer
Nelson George Producer, Screenwriter
Brian Grazer Executive Producer
John Hartigan Special Effects
Karl Walter Lindenlaub Cinematographer
Robert LoCash Screenwriter
Maria Melograne Asst. Director
Rip Murray Asst. Director
Chris Rock Co-producer, Screenwriter
Karen A. Steward Set Decoration/Design
Earl Watson Editor
Alexander White Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernie White Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [:00]
2. Inside CB4
3. Hangin' Out With Gusto
4. Deep Thoughts
5. Paying Dues
6. The Bust
7. An Identity Is Born
8. Straight Outta Locash
9. Success
10. Threats
11. Success Changes Albert
12. Bad News
13. Back Home
14. Private Meeting
15. Solo Efforts
16. The Honey Roll Hotel
17. Back to Gusto's
18. The Old School
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      Recommendations
      Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         Español
         Français
         None
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired
         English
   Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TOO TOO TOO FUNNY!!!

    This movie is hilarious!! Chris Rock is in rare form! A classic!

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