Directed By: Lauren Lazin Starring: Tupac Shakur

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by Brandon on 5/29/2009

this is a must see movie for tupac fans. it will make you appreciate his music so much more!! Great movie! Read More

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The life of influential and enigmatic rapper tupac shakur, who rose from the ghetto to become the top-selling rap artist of all time, is todl entirely in his own words and voice in this acclaimed intimate portrait.


Studio Paramount
SKU 40240102
UPC 097363433743
UPC 14 00097363433743
Format DVD
Release Date 2/13/2007
Rating Rating
Music (General)
Rap Artists
Rap Music
Rap/Hip Hop
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Producer-director Lauren Lazin conceived of this inventive documentary as a way to celebrate the life of one of hip-hop's most iconic figures, Tupac Shakur. Rather than rely on friends, family members, and associates to tell the slain rapper's life story, Lazin instead lets Shakur himself do the talking, as if he's speaking from the grave. The result is an original and insightful autobiography that paints a vibrant picture of a passionate individual who continues to have a profound impact on people all over the world. Raised by his mother, a high-profile Black Panther, Tupac Shakur was a deeply sensitive child who found comfort in the arts. As he grew older he became a successful rapper and actor, giving voice to a generation of disenfranchised youths. Run-ins with the law, stints in jail, and feuds with east coast rappers Puff Daddy and Biggie Smalls all precede the night when he got shot five times in New York City, and his eventual murder in Las Vegas at the premature age of 25. Shakur always remained passionate and supremely distinct, living his life to the fullest and speaking his mind with unflinching clarity and honesty. This powerful tribute captures him in all his contradictory glory, and is a must-see for anyone interested in popular culture and American history and culture.
Los Angeles Times "...The exceptionally charismatic Tupac had a story that was almost Shakespearean in its intensity of feeling, complexity of motive and tragic end....An absorbing and comprehensive new film..." 11/14/2003 p.C11
New York Times "...Ms. Lazin uses video clips, interviews, still photographs and handwritten lyrics to give Shakur the chance to reflect on his short, dramatic and remarkably productive life..." 11/14/2003 p.E1
Entertainment Weekly "...The film has been made in a style of layered, flowing density....Made with unusual intimacy..." 11/21/2003 p.60-2
Rolling Stone "...Lazin's remarkable achievement is to catch Tupac in the act of discovering himself. It's something to see..." 11/27/2003 p.103
Chicago Sun-Times "[With] spoken prose of a high order, in which analysis, memory and poetry come together seamlessly in sentences and paragraphs that sound as if they were written." 11/14/2003 p.32
Sight and Sound "[T]here's a first-person sense of intimacy to the film's portraiture. This has its advantages. Shakur emerges from this film a charismatic performer..." 08/01/2004 p.69-70
Lauren Lazin
Tupac Shakur
Cast & Crew
Eminem - Original Music By
Jon Else - Cinematographer
Karolyn Ali, et al. - Producer
Lauren Lazin - Director
Richard Calderon - Editor
Tupac Shakur - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 343374
UPC 00097363433743
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 112 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource Miami Herald
Review Tupac Amaru Shakur is riveting in Tupac: Resurrection. The rapper is a compelling, charismati
Reviewer Evelyn Mcdonnell
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review In the long run Shakur might have become more important as an actor than as a singer (as Ice Cube ha
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, Collector's Edition
Product Attributes
Actor Shakur,Tupac
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Jack Mathews, New York Daily News Mostly, it's a story of violence, and it's superbly told.
Peter Debruge, Premiere Resurrection is a revelation.
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter A poet warrior of the first order emerges in this riveting chronicle...
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