Boyz N The Hood R

Once upon a time in South Central L.A... It ain't no fairy tale.
Boyz N The Hood
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 14, 1998
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - French
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selection

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh96%

Total Count: 69


User Ratings: 144,105
Though it eviscerates the white establishment from the opening reel, much of the film exhibits a deeply conservative worldview, even for 1991. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Sep 2, 2016
...Impressive....Powerfully affecting...
Rolling Stone
Aug 8, 1991
...The movie has value. It corners moviegoers, almost at cinematic knife point, and tells them what they need and don't want to know...
Film Comment
Sep 1, 1991
Rating: 5/5 -- The dialogue is hilarious, loaded, questioning. Full Review
Irish Times
Jan 10, 2017
Rating: 4/5 -- Powerful, old-school look at life surrounded by violence. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Sep 27, 2016
The story is laid out with the simplicity of a naive morality tale but is not in the least boring. Full Review
The Spectator
Jul 19, 2018
Rating: 4/4 -- All of these supporting characters proved indispensable to the film's lasting power. Full Review
Apr 2, 2018

Product Description:

John Singleton emerged from USC film school with his passionate script already written, and at age 23 he made the film that spawned a score of ghetto dramas. From the opening shot--a sign reading "Stop"--to the final message of "Increase the Peace," Singleton's desire to galvanize his audience is clear. The violence destroying South Central Los Angeles is seen through the eyes of Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding Jr.), whose intelligence and common sense would be wasted in the 'hood if not for his father, Furious (Laurence Fishburne), who imparts discipline and responsibility to his son. Tre's friends aren't so lucky, though, especially Doughboy (Ice Cube), who has been in and out of institutions since childhood and now sits on his porch with a forty in his hand and a pistol in his waistband. Singleton is ambitious enough to tackle a host of problems, from African American business practices to the bias of the SAT test, but the real power of the film lies in the performances of its principals. Cuba Gooding, in his first role, doesn't let Tre come off like a goody two-shoes, while Ice Cube gives a tragic nobility to a young man who knows he's doomed.

Plot Synopsis:

Since the age of 10, Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding Jr.) has been living with his father in South Central Los Angeles--where the challenge lies in simply staying alive long enough to become a man. To make matters worse, Tre's friend Doughboy (Ice Cube) is on the wrong path. John Singleton's directorial debut is part bildungsroman, part gangster film, part call-to-arms for an African American community besieged by violence, drug use, teen pregnancy, and AIDS.


Production Notes:

  • The film was shot on location in Los Angeles, California.
  • At the time of its release, BOYZ N THE HOOD was the highest-grossing black-themed film ever, earning ten times its six million dollar budget.
  • The opening of BOYZ N THE HOOD was marred by violence; 33 were wounded and one person was killed when trouble erupted at 20 theaters in the first week.
  • The title of the film is from a song on rapper Eazy-E's first solo album.
  • For BOYZ N THE HOOD, 24-year-old John Singleton became the youngest person ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director.
  • The film soundtrack includes songs by Yo-Yo, Ice Cube, 2 Live Crew, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Monie Love, and Quincy Jones.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 2,058
  • UPC: 043396508194
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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