All About the Benjamins [DVD] [2002]

Ice Cube stars in the comedy crime caper All About the Benjamins. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, this transfer by New Line is technically near perfect. With a vast array of bright colors and dark black levels, this is an excellent reproduction of the film which boasts nary a hint of edge enhancement or grain. The soundtrack is presented in both Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and DTS Surround, both in English. Like the video transfer, both soundtracks are rollicking, rumbling mixes that feature a plethora of directional effects and ambient noises. With full-throttle sounds coming from all directions, both of these tracks should please home theater owners alike! Also included on this disc is a Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Soundtrack and English subtitles. Fans of All About the Benjamins will be pleased to see a few extra features included on this disc. Starting out the supplements is a commentary track by director Kevin Bray and producer Matt Alvarez. Sadly, this commentary track includes a fair amount of dead space and many bland stories about the production. Four separate featurettes are included ("Shot Callers: From Videos to Features," "Strictly Business: Making the Benjamins," "Miami Nice: Production Design," and "All About the Stunts"), each focusing on specific aspects of the production including the locations and sets, the special effects, and the cast and crew. Each of these are fairly short, though taken as a whole they provide the viewer with tons of production information and behind-the-scenes footage. Finally there is a single deleted scenes, a short gag reel of flubs and bloopers, a music video for the song "Told Y'all" by Trina, a theatrical trailer, DVD ROM content, and a theatrical press kit that includes production notes and cast and crew info
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4.8
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Special Features

  • Widescreen version of the film
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS Surround Sound
  • Filmmaker commentary with director Kevin Bray and producer Matt Alvarez
  • Original documentaries: Shot Caller: From Videos to Features, Strictly Business: Making the Benjamins, Miami Nice, All About the Stunts
  • Gag reel
  • Deleted scene
  • Trina music video "Told Y'all"
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Theatrical press kit
  • DVD-ROM content: Script-to-screen, Original website
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

All About the Benjamins
Rap star and actor Ice Cube produces, co-writes, and stars in this comic crime thriller that reunites him with his Next Friday (1999) co-star Mike Epps in the 48 Hrs. (1982) mold. Cube plays Bucum Jackson, a Miami bounty hunter for Martinez Bail Bonds who's tired of his dangerous, unprofitable profession and wants to start his own private investigation firm. Lacking stake money, Bucum is forced to hunt down a small-time grafter named Reggie Wright (Epps), a fast-talking confidence man who's crossed his path before. Except that this time, Wright tries to avoid his pursuer by hiding in a van being driven by a pair of murderous diamond thieves who've just made off with 20 million dollars worth of stones. They're in the employ of lethal crime lord and yacht broker Williamson (Tommy Flanagan), someone that neither Reggie nor Bucum is anxious to cross, but it seems that Reggie left his wallet in the van, a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth 60 million dollars. The hunt is on for big money as the mismatched duo tries to outfox a wily syndicate for both the ticket and the precious gems. The directorial debut of music video director Kevin Bray, All About the Benjamins (2002) co-stars Eva Mendes, Carmen Chaplin, Valarie Rae Miller, Jeff Chase, Roger Guenveur Smith, Anthony Michael Hall, and Lil' Bow Wow. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ice Cube
    Ice Cube - Bucum
  • Mike Epps
    Mike Epps - Reggie Wright
  • Eva Mendes
    Eva Mendes - Gina
  • Carmen Chaplin
    Carmen Chaplin - Ursula
  • Valarie Rae Miller
    Valarie Rae Miller - Pam

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