Poetic Justice [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 3585132
  • Release Date: 03/30/1999
  • Rating: R
John Singleton's sophomore effort Poetic Justice comes to DVD with a pair of transfers. The widescreen transfer preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is preferable to the standard full-frame image. English, French, and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Singleton, filmographies and bios for the cast, and theatrical trailers. This is a great disc from Columbia/TriStar, especially when one considers the inexpensive list price.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • Interactive Menus
  • Languages: English 2-Channel Surround, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Scene Selections
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Director John Singleton's Commentary
  • Bios & Filmographies


Poetic Justice
R&B star Janet Jackson made an impressive film debut in Poetic Justice as Justice, a hairdresser at a small salon in South Central Los Angeles. Justice uses her poetry to deal with her grief after her boyfriend is killed in a shooting incident at a drive-in. Hired to work at a hair stylists' event in Oakland, Justice is stranded when her car breaks down, until she remembers that her friend Ieasha (Regina King) was going to hop a ride down to Oakland with her boyfriend Chicago (Joe Torry), a postal worker who is heading there with a truck full of mail. Justice tags along to discover that Chicago's driving partner is Lucky (Tupac Shakur), the postman who delivers mail to her shop and keeps asking her out. Ieasha and Chicago have to deal with their own rocky relationship while Justice has to decide if she's ready for a new love -- and if Lucky is the man she's waiting for. Along with strong work from Jackson, Poetic Justice features a surprising turn from Shakur, whose nuanced performance as Lucky is in strong contrast to his "Thug Life" public persona. Justice's poems were written by Maya Angelou, who also appears in a small role. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Janet Jackson
    Janet Jackson - Justice
  • Tupac Shakur
    Tupac Shakur - Lucky
  • Regina King
    Regina King - Iesha
  • Joe Torry
    Joe Torry - Chicago
  • Tyra Ferrell
    Tyra Ferrell - Jessie

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Call me Ms Justice is gangster


    Ms. Jackson wasn't good a down homegirl, but she did her best. I mean, she never lived in the hood, so you gotta give her a benefit of doubt. Now Ms. Regina King is the high point of the movie, with her acting with Chicago and crazy lines when she is drunk. Tupac is great a postal worker, who is fed up with the 9 to 5 and wants something new in life

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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    Adding to my collection of Tupac. Newer or remastered or Blu-ray versions of Tupac Movies. I only buy all my DVDs from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super-Good Romance movie


    Super-Good and Beautiful movie and I recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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