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Boyz n the Hood (1991)

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(Laserdisc)

This information is for the Laserdisc release, not a DVD release.

NOTE: This commentary is only on the Criterion Collection "Boyz n the Hood" laserdisc

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director John Singleton Rating:8.3/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by scroll2b on December 12th, 2004:Find all reviews by scroll2b
Here we get a commentary from a very young John Singleton, who expounds on how he crafted the script, as well as what it was like to grow up in the hood. He has seen all of these characters, and tried not to force any stereotypes. Listeners will learn about the schooling he received at USC, as well as how he met Ice Cube before he was Ice Cube. It will be interesting to hear how different his commentary is for the SE DVD.
Reviewed by Pineapples101 on April 3rd, 2017:Find all reviews by Pineapples101
An excellent, candid commentary. I was surprised at how much of the film was based on Singleton's actual upbringing. He also talks about his influences and the difficulties of working with budget and time constrains. There is some fascinating information here for aspiring film makers.
Highly recommended.