2Pac Tupac: Resurrection
In his own words
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 25, 2017
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio Commentary by Tupac's Mom, Afeni Shakur, Director Lauren Lazin and Surprise Guests
- 4 Deleted Scenes
- Malcolm X Dinner Speech
- About the Resurrection Soundtrack
- Music Videos
- Remembering Tupac
- Mutufu Shakur Interview
- Tupac Amiaru Shakur
- Center for the Arts
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- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Lauren Lazin|
|Edited by||Richard Calderon|
|Produced by||Preston L. Holmes, Karolyn Ali & Lauren Lazin|
|Director of Photography:||Jon Else|
|Executive Production by||Afeni Shakur, Van Toffler & David Gale|
Rating: B -- The winning conceit of producer/director Lauren Lazin's flamboyant documentary about the life of Tupac Shakur is that the late rapper's voice is the primary source the audience hears. Full Review
Rating: 2/4 -- While Tupac: Resurrection includes some never-before- seen family photos and performance footage, and excerpts from the late rapper's journals, it offers little in the way of new information or insight into the rapper's world.
...Lazin's remarkable achievement is to catch Tupac in the act of discovering himself. It's something to see...
...The film has been made in a style of layered, flowing density....Made with unusual intimacy...
...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...
New York Times
Rating: 77/100 -- Tupac's evolution as an artist showed us a young man who was an activist, involved in the community, who showed signs of becoming a more self-aware and self-critical artist, as his music moved from the political to the personal. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- [An] absorbing experience. Full Review
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.