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Baby Boy [DVD] [2001]

Release Date:11/06/2001
John Singleton's hard-hitting drama about one young man coming to terms with adulthood in South Central L.A. gets full-bodied treatment on DVD. The image has been transferred in letterboxed format at the original 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and the audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround formats (there is also an alternate French language track in Dolby Digital Stereo). The dialogue has also been translated into optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Director Singleton provides an additional commentary track, and there's a short documentary (produced for the premium-cable service Cinemax) on the production of the film. In addition, there are a handful of deleted scenes and alternate takes, a blooper reel, highlights from the film's storyboards (with comparisons to the finished product), music videos for songs written for the film, production notes and filmographies on the principal cast and crew, and trailers and TV spots created to promote the picture.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

    Special Features

    • Director's commentary
    • Cinemax featurette
    • Deleted and alternate scenes
    • Music videos
    • Outtakes and bloopers reel
    • Storyboard comparisons
    • Theatrical trailers
    • TV Spots
    • Filmographies
    • Animated menus
    • Production notes
    • Scene selections


    Baby Boy
    Ten years later, writer and director John Singleton returns to the South Central Los Angeles neighborhoods of his debut film Boyz 'N the Hood (1991). Tyrese Gibson stars as Jody, a jobless 20-year-old African-American man who has fathered two children by two different women, Yvette (Taraji P. Henson) and Peanut (Tamara LaSeon Bass), although he still lives with his 36-year-old mother Juanita (Adrienne-Joi Johnson). As Jody grapples with the increasing pressures of adult responsibility, he also contends with his troubled best friend Sweetpea (Omar Gooding) and new adversary Rodney (Snoop Doggy Dogg). Then there's his mother's live-in boyfriend Marvin (Ving Rhames), a reformed gangsta who agrees with Juanita that her son should grow up, move out, and move on. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Tyrese Gibson
      Tyrese Gibson - Jody
    • Omar Gooding
      Omar Gooding - Sweetpea
    • Taraji P. Henson
      Taraji P. Henson - Yvette
    • Snoop Dogg
      Snoop Dogg - Rodney
    • Tamara LaSeon Bass
      Tamara LaSeon Bass - Peanut

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