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Every once in a while a film comes along which is able to transcend cultural, social and racial boundaries and present a relatable and poignant tale which is immediately accessible to a wide spectrum of audiences. One such film is the South Central La-set, coming-of-tale tale, Boyz N the Hood. Having recently celebrated the twenty year mark since its initial cinema release (and now out on Blu-ray), it’s a film which touched the hearts of many, due to its moving and sometimes unflinching look at the lives of a group of teenage kids living in a constant, gang-inspired suburban war zone.
The debut film of director John Singleton (who, at the ripe old age of 23, showed remarkable maturity and a solid gasp of human nature for his youthful years) it’s the tale of the daily struggles of a teenager named Tré Styles (alongside best friend and neighbour from across the street, »
- Adam Lowes
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is proud to present the award-winning American classic Boyz N The Hood on Blu-ray for the first time this September 5th. We have three copies of the Blu-ray to give away to our readers.
In celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary, this powerful and timeless story of the three friends growing up in the ghettos of Los Angeles gets the deluxe Blu-ray treatment, featuring stunning new high definition picture and explosive sound. The Blu-ray exclusive Special Features include “The Enduring Significance of Boyz N the Hood,” an all new retrospective documentary with Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Regina King, Nia Long, John Singleton, Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Allen. In addition, the Blu-ray will also feature “Friendly Fire: Making Of An Urban Legend,” Commentary with John Singleton, audition footage with Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Morris Chestnut and Tyra Ferrell, Compton’s most wanted »
- Matt Holmes
Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Synopsis: Bursting with imagination and having seen her share of tragedy and fantasy, Amélie is not like the other girls. When she grows up she becomes a waitress in a Montmartre bar run by a former dancer. Amelie enjoys simple pleasures until she discovers that her goal in life is to help others. To that end, she invents all sorts of tricks that allow her to intervene incognito into other people’s lives, including an imbibing concierge and her hypochondriac neighbor. But Amélie’s most difficult case turns out to be Nino Quicampoix, a lonely sex shop employee who collects photos abandoned at coin-operated photobooths. (blu-ray.com)
Special Features: The Look of Amelie featurette; Fantasies of Audrey Tatou; Q&A with the director and cast; Auditions; Storyboard to screen comparisons; An Intimate Chat With Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet »
- Travis Keune
Director John Singleton’s acclaimed 1991 crime drama Boyz N the Hood is making its way to high-definition Blu-ray on July 19. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will bring out the film in a 20th Anniversary Edition priced at $19.95.
Nominated for two Academy Awards, the movie tells the story of three friends growing up on the streets of Los Angeles’ South Central. Ice Cube (Lottery Ticket) stars as Doughboy, an unambitious drug dealer; Morris Chestnut (TV’s V) as his brother Ricky, a college-bound teenage father; and Cuba Gooding Jr. (The Hit List) as Ricky’s best friend Tre, who aspires to get out of the Hood. Laurence Fishburne (Armored) plays Gooding Jr.’s strong father. Of course, as they try to get out, a tragedy pulls them back in and violence seems like the only answer.
The Oscars Boyz N the Hood was nominated for were Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, »
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