Hustle & Flow [Blu-ray] [2005]

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  • Release Date: 04/25/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (65 out of 66)

Synopsis


Hustle & Flow
One man's struggle to rise above his circumstances prompts him to try a career in music in this acclaimed drama from writer and director Craig Brewer. Djay (Terrence Howard) is a low-level pimp and drug dealer who scraped together a living in the ghettos of Memphis, TN. Djay isn't happy with his life, and the realization that he's reached the same age when his father unexpectedly died has made him start thinking about changing his ways. Djay has always had a gift for spinning stories, and after picking up a cheap keyboard, he begins picking out beats to go along with his rhymes. After bumping into an old high-school buddy who works in gospel music, Key (Anthony Anderson), Djay decided to take the plunge and remake himself as a rapper. With the technical know-how of Key and the musical input of a local beat maker named Shelby (DJ Qualls), Djay begins turning his way with words and his first-hand knowledge of the street life into music, as his two live-in girlfriends, Lexus (Paula Jai Parker) and Shug (Taraji P. Henson), add their musical input and emotional support and Nola (Taryn Manning) continues to turn tricks to pay the bills. When local boy-turned-nationwide hip-hop star Skinny Black (Ludacris) comes to town to pay a visit to Arnel (Isaac Hayes), a club owner friendly with Djay, he sees an opportunity to put his demo in the hands of someone who can bring his music to the masses, though it turns out to be far more difficult than he expected. Hustle & Flow had its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, where it received a number of rave reviews and took home the Audience Award. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Terrence Howard
    Terrence Howard - Djay
  • Anthony Anderson
    Anthony Anderson - Key
  • Taryn Manning
    Taryn Manning - Nola
  • Taraji P. Henson
    Taraji P. Henson - Shug
  • Paula Jai Parker
    Paula Jai Parker - Lexus



Customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

    Posted
    setupman

    I was very disappointed when viewing this movie on blu ray and discovering that the video is sub par when recalling and comparing other blu ray movies to this one. This is a good movie but it was kind of a let down when viewing it on blu ray because blu ray is capable of so much more than was presented on this blu ray version of Hustel & Flow. I watched the movie on my plasma and noticed picture quality to be low. This blu ray version also doesn't take advantage of the hi-def lossless sound tracks that are available through blu ray. The movie is featured with the regular dolby digital sound track that can be found on mostly all DVDs. It doesn't even have an option to bitstream dolby digital so that it is lossless like some blu rays have when the better hi-def sound tracks are not incorporated into the movie. At the end of the day though, this is a great academy award winning movie to watch. If you like rap music and want to get a glimpse of what it could be like for someone to strive to accomplish their dream of providing a better life for themselves and the ones they care about, this is the movie to watch. That is mostly what the movie is about. A pimp/hustler trying to better his life through rap music. Even if you don't like rap music it is still a great movie to watch. I would recommend this movie on blu ray but equally so on DVD. I think if you have a DVD or blu ray player with decent upconversion, you will not notice any difference in the video or sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great movie

    Posted
    Layz

    Terence Howard deserves all the praise he got for this movie, because he played that part like no one else could. You could argue that his southern accent wasn't on point, but that would be arguement that you would lose. But the highlight of the film was my girl, Taraji P. Henson. Now she did her thing and sometimes stole the scene

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's hard out here for a pimp...

    Posted
    ShwnBBCustomer
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    Since the first time seeing this movie years ago, it became one of my favorites. The storyline, the actors/acting, the whole southern vibe. And just knowing that one of the songs off the movie actually earned a Grammy is truly remarkable!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    Michael
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    It was a good movie at a great price but i the quality of the picture could have been a little better. Probably should've picked up a better digital version of the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOOD

    Posted
    ZOMBIZZOL29

    THIS MOVIE HAS ACTION-MUSIC-DRUGS-FIGHTS-CHICKS-IT HAS IT ALL-I LOVE THE WAY TERRANCE HOWARD ACTS-HE IS A GOOD ACTOR-THIS IS A GOOD STORY ABOUT A GUY TRYING TO CHANGE FROM PIMPIN TO FLOWIN AND HIS HUSTLE TO MAKE IT AS A RAPPER-ITS REALLY GOOD!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    High Hustle

    Posted
    pkringle
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    Hustle & Flow is a great movie depicting the life of a pimp whom tries to make it in the music business that is a must for any music fan

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Urban classic

    Posted
    RonT
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    This is so real about Urban life and trying to make it out of the ghetto to become a Star. I have been waiting a long time to purchase this movie on Blu-ray, and WOW did I find a bargain at $3.99

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Empire prelude

    Posted
    4rmCandy
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    While Hollywood protested the soundtrack's oscar nomination, they overlooked the fact that it was a very good movie. It could even be the front story to the TV series "Empire"

    I would recommend this to a friend



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