Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Tuesday 16th August 2011
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is proud to present the award-winning American classic Boyz N The Hood on Blu-ray for the first time from 5th September 2011. In celebration of the film's 20th anniversary, this powerful and timeless story of the three friends growing up in the ghettos of Los Angeles gets the deluxe Blu-ray treatment, featuring stunning new high definition picture and explosive sound.
The Blu-ray exclusive Special Features include The Enduring Significance of Boyz N the Hood, an all new retrospective documentary with Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Regina King, Nia Long, John Singleton, Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Allen. In addition, the Blu-ray will also feature Friendly Fire: Making Of An Urban Legend, Commentary with John Singleton, audition footage with Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Morris Chestnut and Tyra Ferrell, Compton's most wanted music video "Growin' Up In The Hood", deleted scenes and more!
First released in 1991, Boyz N The Hood took the nation by storm, earning high praise from critics and moviegoers alike. The movie marked the directorial debut of award-winning filmmaker John Singleton (2Fast2Furious, Poetic Justice, Shaft) and ignited the acting careers of Ice Cube (Are We There Yet?, Friday), Oscar®- winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Best Supporting Actor, Jerry McGuire 1997), Morris Chestnut (Ladder 49, Two Can Play That Game), Nia Long (Big Momma's House, Friday), Regina King (Jerry McGuire, Ray), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Mystic River) and Angela Bassett (Waiting to Exhale, What's Love Got to Do With It).
In addition to receiving Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay in 1991, Boyz N The Hood was honoured with the Bmi Film Music Award, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor (Ice Cube), the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker (Singleton), the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best New Director (Singleton) and a Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Screenplay Written for the Screen (Singleton). It later received the 1993 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture and, in 2002, Boyz N The Hood was selected by the National Film Preservation Board for exclusive entry into the historic National Film Registry.
Boyz N The Hood is the critically acclaimed story of three friends growing up in a South Central Los Angeles neighborhood and of street life where friendship, pain, danger and love combine to form reality. In South Central, harmony coexists with adversity, especially for three young men growing up there: Doughboy (Cube), an unambitious drug dealer; his brother Ricky (Chestnut), a college-bound teenage father; and Ricky's best friend Tre (Gooding, Jr.), who aspires to a brighter future beyond "The Hood". In a world where a trip to the store can end in death, the friends have diverse reactions to their bleak surroundings. Tre's resolve is strengthened by a strong father (Fishburne) who keeps him on the right track. But the lessons Tre learns are put to the ultimate test when tragedy strikes close to home and violence seems like the only recourse.
- BD Exclusive: The Enduring Significance of Boyz N the Hood
- Commentary with Director John Singleton
- Friendly Fire: Making Of An Urban Legend
- Audition Videos Featuring Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Morris Chestnut & Tyra Ferrell
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Videos from Compton's Most Wanted and Tevin Campbell
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.