Menace II Society (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Allen Hughes Albert Hughes Starring: Tyrin Turner

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Studio New Line
SKU 211235895
UPC 794043131578
UPC 14 00794043131578
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/28/2013
Rating Rating
Keywords
Buddies
Coming Of Age
Drugs
Family Interaction
Gangs
Self-Discovery
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Vivid documentary-like anecdotes focusing on a homeboy who is a sociopathic killer and another who tells the story of how their parents' lives also fed the cycle of drug use, casual homicide and monstrous, mind-numbing violence.
Plot Summary
Summary When Caine and O-Dog, two handsome boyz-from-the-hood, breeze into a Korean grocery, the anxious grocer and his watchful wife find their imposing presence troubling. Resentful of the sharp-eyed survelliance and air of suspicion around them, Caine and O-Dog yell epithets at the mom-and-pop owners. Angered by the shouting match and a remark about his mother, trigger-happy O-Dog shoots the grocers. On his way out, Caine grabs the videotape from the store's security camera. Back in the 'hood, O-Dog makes a boastful ritual of showing the tape to friends who find his recklessness funnier than amateur night at the Apollo. But it's just a matter of time before the cops catch up with Caine and O-Dog, especially since Caine's fingerprints were on the 40-ounce bottle he dropped at the scene of the crime.
Reviews
New York Times "...A very flashy debut....Crackling ensemble acting..." 05/26/1993 p.C13
Rolling Stone "...Groundbreaking..." 07/08/1993 p.121
Variety "...Fierce, violent and searing in its observation, the film makes all previous excursions seem like a walk in the park....There is a poetry to the images that is immediate and visceral..." 05/17/1993
Chicago Sun-Times "...As well-directed a film as you'll see from America this year, an unsentimental and yet completely involving story of a young man who cannot see a way around his fate..." 05/26/1993 p.37
Uncut "Along with BOYZ N THE HOOD, this marks the film world's awakening to a dark period of gang violence in early-'90s LA." 09/01/2004 p.142
Directors
Allen Hughes
Albert Hughes
Actors
Tyrin Turner
Cast & Crew
Jada Pinkett - Star
Charles S. Dutton - Star
Glenn Plummer - Star
Vonte Sweet - Star
Christopher M. Brown - Star
Tyrin Turner - Star
Bill Duke - Star
Larenz Tate - Star
Allen Hughes - Director
Albert Hughes - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1993
Catalog ID 1000094189
UPC 00794043131578
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Features
Deluxe Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Actor Tate,Larenz
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray

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