John Singleton's intensely powerful Boyz 'N the Hood is another film that deserves more than it gets on DVD. This disc does include both a full frame and preferred widescreen transfer, framed at 1.85:1 and anamorphic, but neither looks spectacular. Dark scenes are solid and hold up well, with no breakdown, but the remainder of the film often seems soft and lacking in detail. This could be the fault of either the film's low budget or a lackluster authoring job. The sound is also somewhat weak, with an English Dolby Digital surround track that is hallow most of the time, and never shows any sort of dynamic range. Also available are surround tracks in Spanish and French, with subtitles in all of the same languages. As for extra materials, this disc offers nothing more than a trio of trailers, all with a Cuba Gooding Jr. theme, one for this film, and also for As Good as It Gets and Jerry Maguire. With such a powerful directing debut, where is a commentary from Singleton? Likewise, with a subject so controversial (at least when it was originally released), why not a documentary, if not on the making of the film, then on the real situation in respect to gangs? There is so much that could have been done, all one can do is hope for the almost inevitable special edition.
Sony has transferred this title to UHD with positive results. Since the Bluray was already reference quality for the time, I expected improvements to be minimal. And while the UHD is definitely better in all areas, you probably won’t experience the bump you’d receive from an older more neglected catalog title. This was the late director John Singleton’s first effort and remains his best. Recommend.
This is a classic film. Let me repeat that. This is a classic 90s film. Sony has done a wonderful job remastering Boyz n the Hood for 4K UHD Blu-ray. You get an excellent, film-like transfer with a very good amount of grain, improved colors, along with upgraded Dolby ATMOS audio. It doesn't get any better than this. This is a very high quality presentation of Boyz n the Hood and Sony Pictures definitely handled the film with care. It's like a pristine 1 to 1 copy of a 35mm reel. There's no other way to describe it.
Shout out to Best Buy for having this in stock. I just wish they would use some a little bubble wrap before placing it in a cardboard box, to prevent damage during the shipping journey.
Anyway, this is definitely worth the purchase, especially if you have a 4K TV and a good surround sound system. Definitely looking forward to more classics on the 4K UHD Blu-ray format.
This review is from Boyz 'N the Hood [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
This is a solid movie and my favorite of this genre of films that was so popular in the early 90's.