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Format: DVD
Sku: 40722120
UPC: 025192734120
UPC 14: 00025192734120
Rating: Game Rating Code
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See How It All Began...|From the Producer of Scarface and Carlito's Way.
From the producer of Scarface and Carlito's Way comes the action thriller Carlito's Way: Rise to Power. Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzman (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal New York underworld, he enters a deadly circle of greed and retribution. Assisted by his two brothers in crime, Carlito is on the fast track to becoming Spanish Harlem's ultimate kingpin. He quickly learns, however, that the only way to survive at the top is through loyalty to his friends and respect for the rules of the street.

"...a great 60's vibe...  Andy McKeague, DVD Monsters and Critics
"...a few strong performances and some solid period design...  Scott Weinberg, DVD Talk

Editor's Note
An all-star cast is featured in this prequel of CARLITO'S WAY, originally a Brian dePalma film starring Sean Penn and Al Pacino. Set in Spanish Harlem, this version stars Jay Hernandez, in a star-making performance, as Carlito, who is on a comet-like ascent to the top of a successful crime ring. But being a kingpin takes a lot of support and the loyalty of a posse of complicated and violent friends, played by seasoned actors Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzman, and the multi-talented P.Diddy, who proved his fine acting chops in the Broadway play, A RAISIN IN THE SUN.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, French

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/9/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 100 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 27341
Video UPC UPC: 00025192734120
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jay Hernandez
Video Cast Info Luis Guzman
Video Cast Info Mario Van Peebles
Video Cast Info Sean Combs
Video Cast Info Sean "Diddy" Combs
Video Cast Info Adam Holender - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Dan Leigh - Production Designer
Video Cast Info David Ray, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Edwin Torres - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Jay Cannold, et. al. - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Joe Delia - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Michael Scott Bregman - Director
Video Cast Info Michael Scott Bregman - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Michael Scott Bregman, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info David Ray - Editor
Video Cast Info Jay Cannold - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Martin Bregman - Producer
Video Cast Info Michael Bregman - Director
Video Cast Info Michael Bregman - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Ramsey Denison - Editor

Professional Reviews

Variety 5 of 10
Even by the notoriously undemanding standards of direct-to-vid spin-offs, "Carlito's Way: Rise to Power" is conspicuously underwhelming. Despite its tenuous ties to Brian De Palma's flashy and trashy 1993 crime drama, which showcased Al Pacino as a Puerto Rican drug lord who's semi-determined to go straight, generic time-killer plays more like a graceless reprise of swaggering Blaxploitation era cliches and stereotypes...Half-hearted attempts to evoke early '70s ambiance -- references to Vietnam and Black Panthers, prominent display of 8-track tapes, etc. -- only to serve to underscore pic's similarities to Blaxploitation fables about upwardly mobile drug dealers...Running out of dramatic steam way before the half-way point, pic gets a jump-start in the final third with the welcome arrival of wild-eyed Luis Guzman in a scene-snatching turn as a coke-addled hit man. - Joe Leydon

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Combs,Sean
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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