Poetic Justice

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Overview

John Singleton's sophomore effort Poetic Justice 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. English, French, and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Singleton, filmographies and bios for the cast, and theatrical trailers. This is ...
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Overview

John Singleton's sophomore effort Poetic Justice 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. English, French, and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Singleton, filmographies and bios for the cast, and theatrical trailers. This is a great disc from Columbia/TriStar, especially when one considers the inexpensive list price.
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Special Features

Interactive Menus; Languages: English 2-Channel Surround, Spanish, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; Scene Selections; Theatrical Trailers; Director John Singleton's Commentary; Bios & Filmographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1999
  • UPC: 043396523999
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,251

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janet Jackson Justice
Tupac Shakur Lucky
Regina King Iesha
Joe Torry Chicago
Tyra Ferrell Jessie
Billy Zane Brad
Roger Guenveur Smith Heywood
Maya Angelou Aunt June
Q-Tip Markell
Tone-Loc J-Bone
Miki Howard Maxine
Keith Washington Dexter
Khandi Alexander Simone
Kimberly Brooks Kim
Maia Campbell Shante
Michael Colyar Panhandler
John Cothran Jr. Uncle Earl
James Deeth Helicopter Pilot
Norma Donaldson Aunt May
Susan Falcon
Dedrick D. Gobert Lloyd
Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez Mailroom Supervisor
Baha Jackson Baha
Kirk Kinder Cop
Jenifer Lewis Annie
Mark Miller Policeman #5
Special K. McCray Cousin Pete
Lori Petty Penelope
Denney Pierce Cashier
Michael Rapaport Dockworker
Robi Reed Woman on Couch
Rose Weaver Aunt Audrey
Yvette Wilson Colette
Technical Credits
John Singleton Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Keith Brian Burns Production Designer
Bruce Cannon Editor
Stanley Clarke Score Composer
Peter Lyons Collister Cinematographer
Janet Jackson Score Composer
Darryle Johnson Costumes/Costume Designer
Terry Lewis Score Composer
Daniel May Set Decoration/Design
Steve Nicolaides Producer
Kirk M. Petruccelli Production Designer
Don Wilkerson Asst. Director
Dwight Alonzo Williams Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:20]
2. The Drive-In [7:01]
3. At Jessie's [4:03]
4. Lucky [7:53]
5. Keisha & Her Mom [10:22]
6. Home Alone [3:08]
7. Lucky & His Mom [5:02]
8. The Oakland Run [1:55]
9. Getting Acquainted [1:42]
10. Justice Hits the Road [6:55]
11. Drinkin' and Drivin' [3:18]
12. Johnson Family Reunion [1:04]
13. Cousin Pete [2:13]
14. Calendar Sisters [1:00]
15. Ice Begins to Thaw [3:43]
16. Making a Scene [1:10]
17. On the Road Again [1:01]
18. Honest Words [1:48]
19. Creative Talk [3:21]
20. The Cultural Faire [3:21]
21. Sixty-Second Man [1:41]
22. Chicago Breakdown [11:47]
23. Lucky's Cousin [4:54]
24. Fight Strategy [2:54]
25. The Next Morning [2:35]
26. At the Show [3:20]
27. Back at Jessie's [2:05]
28. Apology Accepted [7:13]
Side #2 -- Full Screen
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:20]
2. The Drive-In [7:01]
3. At Jessie's [4:03]
4. Lucky [7:53]
5. Keisha & Her Mom [10:22]
6. Home Alone [3:08]
7. Lucky & His Mom [5:02]
8. The Oakland Run [1:55]
9. Getting Acquainted [1:42]
10. Justice Hits the Road [6:55]
11. Drinkin' and Drivin' [3:18]
12. Johnson Family Reunion [1:04]
13. Cousin Pete [2:13]
14. Calendar Sisters [1:00]
15. Ice Begins to Thaw [3:43]
16. Making a Scene [1:10]
17. On the Road Again [1:01]
18. Honest Words [1:48]
19. Creative Talk [3:21]
20. The Cultural Faire [3:21]
21. Sixty-Second Man [1:41]
22. Chicago Breakdown [11:47]
23. Lucky's Cousin [4:54]
24. Fight Strategy [2:54]
25. The Next Morning [2:35]
26. At the Show [3:20]
27. Back at Jessie's [2:05]
28. Apology Accepted [7:13]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Widescreen
   Play Movie
   Languages/Audio
      English 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
      Spanish
      French
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      French
      No Subtitles
   Extra Features
      Bios/Filmographies
         John Singleton (Writer/Director)
         Janet Jackson
         Tupac Shakur
         Regina King
         Joe Torry
         Maya Angelou (Poetic Muse)
      Director's Audio Commentary
      Theatrical Trailers
         Poetic Justice
         Higher Learning
         Boyz 'n the Hood
Side #2 -- Full Screen
   Play Movie
   Languages/Audio
      English 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
      Spanish
      French
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      French
      No Subtitles
   Extra Features
      Bios/Filmographies
         John Singleton (Writer/Director)
         Janet Jackson
         Tupac Shakur
         Regina King
         Joe Torry
         Maya Angelou (Poetic Muse)
      Director's Audio Commentary
      Theatrical Trailers
         Poetic Justice
         Higher Learning
         Boyz 'n the Hood
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    John Singleton's most underrated film

    John Singleton is the greatest director of the urban African-American experience than anybody else. Tupac Shakur, one of the most promising actors of the 90's, shines as Lucky the Post Man with the indomitable Jackson by his side. Tupac: the black James Dean.

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