Boyz 'N The Hood -DVD


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Genre: Dramas
Director: John Singleton - American Director/Screenwriter
Theatrical Release: 1991
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 112 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

John Singleton emerged from USC film school with his passionate script already written, and at age 23 he made the film that spawned a score of ghetto dramas. From the opening shot--a sign reading "Stop"--to the final message of "Increase the Peace," Singleton's desire to galvanize his audience is clear. The violence destroying South Central Los Angeles is seen through the eyes of Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding Jr.), whose intelligence and common sense would be wasted in the 'hood if not for his father, Furious (Laurence Fishburne), who imparts discipline and responsibility to his son. Tre's friends aren't so lucky, though, especially Doughboy (Ice Cube), who has been in and out of institutions since childhood and now sits on his porch with a forty in his hand and a pistol in his waistband. Singleton is ambitious enough to tackle a host of problems, from African American business practices to the bias of the SAT test, but the real power of the film lies in the performances of its principals. Cuba Gooding, in his first role, doesn't let Tre come off like a goody two-shoes, while Ice Cube gives a tragic nobility to a young man who knows he's doomed.;

Language Usage   Closed Captioned
Release Language   English
Color   Color
HiFi Sound   N
Surround Sound   Y
Digital Sound   N
Stereo Sound   Y
CXEncoding   N
AC3Sound   N
THXSound   N
DTSStereo   N
Unedited Version   N
Collector's Edition   N
Director's Cut   N
Closed Captioned   Y
Letterboxed   Y
Rating Reason   Violence, language, sensuality
Cuba Gooding Jr. - Oscar-winning American Actor, JERRY MAGUIRE
Morris Chestnut - Actor/"Boyz N The Hood"
Tyra Ferrell - American Film Actress
Angela Bassett - American actress, WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT
Nia Long - Actress
Vonte Sweet - Actor
Regina King - Actress/"Poetic Justice"
Jessie Lawrence Ferguson - African American character actor, THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS
John Singleton - American Director/Screenwriter
John Singleton - American Director/Screenwriter
Stanley Clarke - Composer
Kenneth A. Brown -
Bruce Cannon - Editor
Raymond D. Turner -
Esther Scott -
Meta King -
Whitman Mayo -
Hudhail Al-Amir -
Lloyd Avery II -
Mia Bell -
Leslie Bigham -
Nicole Brown -
Ceal -
Darneicea Corley -
John Cothran Jr. -
Na'Blonka Durden -
Susan Falcon -
Dedrick D. Gobert -
Redge Green -
Kareem Grimes -
Tammy Hanson -
Valentino Harrison -
Desi Arrnez Hines -
Baha Jackson -
Dee Dee Jacobs -
Kirk Kinder -
Leanear Lane -
Donovan McCrary -
Don Nelson -
Jimmy Lee Newman -
Malcolm Norrington -
Alysia M. Rogers -
Leonette Scott -
Baldwin C. Sykes -
Yolanda Whittaker -
Charles Mills -
Rolling Stone
"...Impressive....Powerfully affecting..."
New York Times
"...[A] terrifically confident first feature....[Fishburne endows] enormous dignity and grace..."<BR>
USA Today
"...BOYZ N THE HOOD juggles a half-dozen characters with remarkable ease, never losing sight of their destination....Singleton has made the punchiest feature debut in recent memory..."
Film Comment
"...The movie has value. It corners moviegoers, almost at cinematic knife point, and tells them what they need and don't want to know..."
Los Angeles Times
"...Strong and striking....Singleton and his actors slowly involve us in an almost sensual melange of moods, images and situations that take us inside the ghetto in a way mainstream films almost never do....A debut to remember..."
"[I]t's ultimately a tender tragedy about the powerful influence, good and bad, of family and friends."
"It's characterised by Singleton's unflinching storytelling, plus a career-best performance from Cuba Gooding Jr...."
A.V. Club
"Singleton set out to make his MEAN STREETS, capturing both the daily threat of violence and the enduring sense of community in the neighborhood where he grew up, and BOYZ N THE HOOD gets that across fairly often."
Entertainment Weekly
"At the time, it was a revelation....[With] strong performances from Fishburne and acting newbie Ice Cube..." -- Grade: B
The Guardian
"Watched again, a quarter of a century on, what is so striking is not the confrontational aggression but the movie?s humanity, idealism and lack of cynicism, bolstered by intelligent and powerful performances."

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