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New Jack City [Blu-ray] [1991]

  • SKU: 7261081
  • Release Date: 08/14/2012
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (145 out of 145)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Director/Costar Mario Van Peebles
    • 3 Featurettes
    • 3 Music Videos
    • Van Peebles Parody
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Synopsis


    New Jack City
    The ruthless leader of a New York City drug syndicate battles to maintain his power and avoid imprisonment in this fast-moving action drama. While the film's heroes are Scotty (Ice-T) and Nick (Judd Nelson), a pair of tough, streetwise cops, the main focus is their target, drug lord Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes). A criminal businessman with no room for pity or emotion, the flashy but severe Brown has built an empire and transformed an abandoned Harlem apartment building into a well-defended fortress. He begins to consider himself invincible, but his lust for power and the unpredictable actions of a former client turned police informer threaten to bring about his potential downfall. First-time director Mario Van Peebles keeps the traditional plot moving at an appropriately rapid pace, with stylish action sequences and energetic performances. The film's violence was somewhat controversial on its initial release, especially after shooting incidents marred showings in several theaters. However, the film's moral message is clearly anti-drug and anti-crime, its main intent to provide a high-powered, modern take on the gangster movie. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Wesley Snipes
      Wesley Snipes - Nino Brown
    • Ice-T
      Ice-T - Scotty Appleton
    • Mario Van Peebles
      Mario Van Peebles
    • Allen Payne
      Allen Payne - Gee Money
    • Judd Nelson
      Judd Nelson - Officer Nick Peretti



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Rise and Fall of Nino Brown

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      BBCincy
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      New Jack City can definitely be considered a classic in the gangster genre from the 80s and early 90s together with such films as Carlito’s Way and even the Untouchables. Like those movies it is heavily stylized but when it really gets to the heart of depicting the dangers and allure of the drug trade and how it affects both the innocent and even destroys those who exploit the trade from the inside the movie really stands out. The subtext is also about urban decay and neglect and how the war on drugs, now 30 years later, still rages on. But New Jack City does not glorify being the head King pin of a drug empire even though some may argue that it does glamorize certain aspects of being wealthy and living on drug money. Ultimately for casual movie viewers though the movie is a dramatic thriller and has well staged action scenes and moves at a very quick pace so you won’t be bored and the movie does not attempt to preach either so you can take from it what you will in terms of the social aspects. The image really pops in high definition on the Blu-ray and the lossless soundtrack does pull you into the forbidden world of cops and gangsters from the late 80s early 90s New York which was one of the worst places in the world when the streets were under siege by the drug trade. Recommended for fans of the gangster movie genre.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A nice slice of 90's nostalgia

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      phlyle11
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      New Jack City is an entertaining movie, but does not quite have the depth, in my opinion, of Boyz N The Hood or Menace II Society. It does do a fairly good job of showing the crack epidemic from the early 90's, and Wesley Snipes's natural charisma makes for a fantastic Nino Brown. New Jack City is energetic and well acted, definitely worth a watch to to get a glimpse of New York in that era.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Brooklyn's Finest meets Blow

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      MovieMan34
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      Just another tale of corruption and how the world would be a better place if we are to get the drugs off the streets, which is true, but told through the point of view of a cop trying to help a druggy take down the man who set it up in New York. Realistically, would be pretty difficult to accomplish this movie in New York. But it was made 30 years ago when Snipes wasn't over the hill in the movie industry.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      aunthentic filmic transfer

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      movieman1984
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      My review is for the blu ray transfer of this film and the blu ray product it's self. The transfer is very authentic and filmic and is great looking. The special features are also very good and plentiful making it even more worth buying. If you are thinking about buying this blu ray... do it! You won't regret it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Make way for the New Jack

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      Anthony
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      When this movie first released in '91, I was not allowed to watch because of the graphic adult content. Although I was only 7, my parents would not allow me to watch R Rated movies growing up because I would ask too many questions

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing

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      Reuben
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      Well , I watch the Movie and it was really exciting.... with lots of Action scenes and Drama.... Suspense.... The Music was Old School Hip pop.... Classic.... Ice T... And Flavor flave

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic

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      Khameleon3
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      I’m a collector of movies and I’ve always been a fan of this one. An entertaining story of how two paths meet in the harsh streets. Great picture quality and sound. A definite must have if you are a movie collector.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      New Jack Stories

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      Terry50
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      A pretty good throw back gangster film from the late 1980's to early 1990's that, along with Do The Right Thing & Boyz N The Hood, help kick open doors for African American film makers and actors. Still holds up.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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