Fresh [DVD] [1994]

  • SKU: 6811228
  • Release Date: 03/03/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Synopsis


Fresh
A bright young African-American boy attempts to survive life in the city by acting as an errand boy for a drug dealer in this thoughtful, sharply plotted drama. Known as Fresh, the young man must use his delivery jobs to support himself and his troubled sister, receiving nothing from his distant, alcoholic father but the occasional chess lesson. His intelligence and quiet determination serve him well, as he wins the trust of his employer and settles into an unpleasant but survivable routine. Even this small comfort disappears, however, when Fresh accidentally witnesses the killing of a classmate and becomes a potential target himself. Forced into an impossible situation, he puts his experience and strategic ability to good use, developing a tricky plan to protect his own life and defeat the killers. First-time director Boaz Yakin emphasizes restraint and realism, presenting potentially sensationalistic material with a minimum of violence and flash. Instead, attention is placed on the strong, layered performances, particularly Sean Nelson as Fresh and Samuel L. Jackson as his embittered father. While some have questioned the film's treatment of inner city life, the film was generally acclaimed, thanks to its seriousness and complexity. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sean Nelson
    Sean Nelson - Fresh
  • Giancarlo Esposito
    Giancarlo Esposito - Esteban
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson - Sam
  • N'Bushe Wright
    N'Bushe Wright - Nicole
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    Ron Brice - Corky



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The 90's classic arrives on a quality blu-ray

    Posted
    TimothyDon
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    "Fresh" is a hidden gem of a film. While most people were salivating over "Boys N' The Hood" and "Juice" and the other "hood'" movies, this film was giving lessons on how to tell a "hood" story with a reality that the other said movies missed the mark on. The blu-ray's image is quite good. Considering it's an Echo Bridge release, it's almost revelatory. For the price, it's a no-brainer. The audio is lacking a bit but perfectly acceptable no less. The only major blemish the missing special features from the Miramax Special Edition DVD. That said, the movie is gripping and the image quality and price of the blu make this a steal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SPEECHLESS!

    Posted
    GeorgetownHerbs
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    Where shall I begin...awesome motion picture! I remember viewing this film at as very young age, but couldn't recall the name for many years. One vivid memory I always had, while trying to recall the title is Samuel L. Jackson playing chess in the park. If you're a person who enjoys dramas that keep you thinking and wondering just what may be next in store for the main character, then I recommend getting your hands on this motion picture. If not that, then at least watch it on youtube or something.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great harsh drug story

    Posted
    Layz

    Most drug movies talk about a young man trying to make come up in the drug game, but to see it from 12 year old's eyes was just brilliant. A strong performance from young actor Sean Nelson, even his one-on-one with Samuel L. Jackson, he still show some range

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Film, Decent Blu ray

    Posted
    ninfan81
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    This is a fantastic little drama that was overlooked by money. The blu-ray is technically proficient but there are very little extras. This is a gem and at this price point you should take the plunge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic Movie

    Posted
    P262

    I was looking all over for this movie and I sure am glad that BestBuy has it. It is a great movie and you should get one for your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie!

    Posted
    Hvy1
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    This movie is gritty and powerful. This kid seems to have the world on his shoulders, but finds a way out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great back ground view

    Posted
    james500

    TheSound track is out of sight, can,t wait for a release on blu-ray .

    I would recommend this to a friend



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