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Friday/Menace II Society/Set It Off [3 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 4775403
  • Release Date: 01/03/2012
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 27)

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    Menace II Society
    This debut offering from twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes was one of the most critically-acclaimed urban crime films to appear in the wake of John Singleton's influential Boyz N the Hood. Set in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, the film is narrated by 18-year-old Caine (Tyrin Turner), a drug dealer and car thief who lives with his religious grandparents. After graduating from high school, Caine shows no ambition beyond hanging out with his friends, so his grandparents kick him out. Among his other troubles are his best friend O-Dog (Larenz Tate), a vicious thug hunted by the police, and the friends and family of the girl Caine got pregnant and then turned his back on. Perhaps the lone positive influence in his sphere is Ronnie (Jada Pinkett), a single parent struggling to raise her young son without the boy falling prey to the 'hood mentality. When their friendship becomes a love affair, Ronnie tries desperately to convince Caine to move with her to Atlanta. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi

    Friday
    Hard-core rapper Ice Cube, after appearing in such hard-hitting films as Boyz 'N the Hood and Higher Learning, played his first comic role in this picture he co-wrote with frequent musical collaborator DJ Pooh. Craig (Ice Cube) manages to get fired on his day off (though he claims it's through no fault of his own) and spends the day hanging out with his buddy Smokey (Chris Tucker) and trying to avoid his father (John Witherspoon), who wants him to find another job immediately. Smokey (whose name might have something to do with his tremendous fondness for marijuana) has even more serious problems; he was given $200 worth of weed to sell by Big Worm (Faizon Love), but he ended up smoking it instead, and if he can't come up with the money by the end of the day, he'll be in a world of hurt (and will put Craig in the same place just for being his friend). And Deebo (Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr.), a gargantuan bully who roams the neighborhood on his bicycle, has it in for Craig, while Craig tries his best just to stay out of his way. As one would expect, Friday features a strong hip-hop soundtrack, featuring tracks by such artists as Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, Mack 10, and Funkdoobiest, as well as old-school R&B selections from The Isley Brothers, Roger, and Rose Royce. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Set It Off
    The sophomore film effort from music video director F. Gary Gray, Set It Off is a crime thriller about four women bank robbers from a housing project in L.A. Ever since her parents' death, Stony (Jada Pinkett Smith) has had to act as a parent to her little brother Stevie (Chaz Lamar Shepard). She works in various capacities to make a future for him at U.C.L.A. Cleo (Queen Latifah) is a butch lesbian who wants nothing more than to customize her classic car. Tisean (Kimberly Elise) is a painfully shy single mother to her son Jajuan, struggling to make ends meet. Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) is the stylish bank teller who gets fired in the opening scene and ends up working with the other three at a janitorial service owned by irritating boss Luther (Thomas Jefferson Byrd). With Frankie upset from her unjust firing, Stony angry from the wrongful killing of her brother, and Tisean losing her baby to the child protective services, the four friends are motivated to rob a bank themselves. Looking for thrills, Cleo gets some guns from Black Sam (Dr. Dre in a cameo role), and they pull off their first job without a hitch. Their success starts a trend and they rob other banks in the area, all the while being investigated by Detective Strode (John C. McGinley). In a romantic subplot, Stony finds romance with wealthy Harvard-educated Keith (Blair Underwood) before the violent chase-scene ending. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tyrin Turner
      Tyrin Turner - Caine Lawson
    • Jada Pinkett Smith
      Jada Pinkett Smith - Ronnie
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      Vonte Sweet - Sharif
    • Larenz Tate
      Larenz Tate - O-Dog
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      Ryan Williams - Stacy



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

    96%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another good deal!!

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      TeTyRu2004
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      I only bought this blu-ray for "Set It Off" but since it came with 2 other movies, plus they price matched it, how could I not have purchased it. Good movie. The other two aren't bad either but Set It Off is my favorite of the 3.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pretty Good!

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      moviekiller
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      The movie Friday was greatly changed and not as funny as the original, but the other director cuts for Set it Off and Meanace 2 Society were really good!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      3 great movies for a nice low price

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      rick235
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      I would have paid this price for just Friday alone. That movie is a classic. But you also get Menace II Society and Set it Off; two really good movies in their own right. They look great on the big screen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      classic hood movies ohh yeah

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      vet323tech
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      man this is a great collection for one low price the movies look good in blu ray i remember seeing these movies in dvd now they are amazing looking. and whats great is there is a disc for each movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great set of movies!

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      Rookie
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      Friday is one of the most funniest movies I have ever seen. Couldn't imagine it any better on blue ray. And the other movies are classics and great and rare for blue ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent!

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      UltimateNeo
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      These are some of my favorite movies from the 90's and they look good on blu ray HD! No special features though.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      awesome urban DVD collection

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      Dmx804
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      The staple of urban culture captured in 3 intense action packed movies for the price of one. Buying this was a no-brainer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great set!

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      Loops
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      Awesome set of movies. It was a really good deal!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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