Thursday, June 30, 2011

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

Movie: 4/5
Video: 3.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 3.5/5
Overall: 4/5

A Great Release From Echo Bridge. Worth the $9.

I picked this up from Best Buy the other day and was happy to finally own this title on Blu-ray. The film is a parody of numerous "Hood" type films like "Friday", "Boyz N the Hood", etc. The main film of parody in question is "Boyz N the Hood". I think Shawn and Marlon Wayans give great performances and the film is an enjoyable comedy all around. The film scores a 4/5 in my book.

The video is from a dated source and is also a 1080i presentation. There's specs and print damage here and there and at times it feels a little flat. Considering the film is fifteen years old, it looks great; 3.5/5. I award the audio presentation a 4/5 as Echo Bridge has given us a nice English DTS-HD MA 5.1 track. For extras, we have a deleted scene and two behind the scenes segments as well as a music video for the film. The extras aren't that long in length, but they are at least worth a watch; extra's get a 3.5/5.

Overall, this is one of Echo Bridge's best Miramax Blu-ray releases to date; it's miles above "The Crow: City of Angels" and "Supercop" in terms of visual, audio, and extras. It is worth the $8 + tax that I spent at Best Buy. I highly recommend this title if you love comedies. I give this Blu-ray a 4/5.

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