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The Mack [DVD] [1973]

  • SKU: 4741444
  • Release Date: 09/03/2002
  • Rating: R
New Line has put together a special edition DVD for The Mack that is required viewing for anyone with a serious interest in this film. The remastered transfer used for this disc makes it look and sound better than it ever has on video: despite the limitations of the low-budget source materials, the image is rich in sharp detail and robust color and the disc's producers have assembled a credible Dolby Digital 5.1 remix from the soundtrack's original mono elements. Even better, this disc of The Mack offers a stellar pair of extras. The first is an excellent commentary track that involves director Michael Campus, producer Harvey Bernhard and most of the principal cast. Everyone delivers a no-hold-barred array of information about the production but the undeniable star of the show is Max Julien, who acts as both a philosopher and raconteur as he discusses what he brought to the film and how it has affected his life. The other bonus is an excellent video documentary called "Mackin' Ain't Easy" that combines film clips, news footage and new interviews to create a definitive portrait of the film's production and the influence it continues to exert over pop culture. Strangely, the DVD lacks a trailer for the film: this omission is disappointing but a minor gripe when one considers the quality of the transfer and supplements. In the end, New Line's DVD of The Mack is a great way for novice viewers to experience this unique film and a necessity for the film's fanbase.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Widescreen version of the film
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, DTS Surround Sound, Stereo Surround Sound
    • Feature-length audio commentary with star Max Julien, Director Micheal Campus, producer Harvey Bernhard, actors Dick Anthony Williams, Annazette Chase, Don Gordon and Geroge Murdok
    • Original documentary: Makin' ain't easy...the stories behind the making of this Cult Classic are more outrageous than those on-screen. a look back at the Mack illuminates radical politics of Oakland in the 70's and explains why this film still influences filmmakers and hip-hop artists today
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Mack
    A box-office success during the early '70s, this blaxploitation flick traces the life of a Bay Area pimp facing drug dealers, crooked cops and fellow pimps ready to settle a few scores. Richard Pryor makes a small appearance as Slim. ~ John Bush, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Max Julien
      Max Julien - Goldie
    • Richard Pryor
      Richard Pryor - Slim
    • Don Gordon
      Don Gordon - Hank
    • Carol Speed
      Carol Speed - Lulu
    • Roger E. Mosley
      Roger E. Mosley - Olinga



    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    67%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic movie

      Posted
      Ghostdog143

      While the extras are great, the theatrical trailer is NOT included on the dvd as advertised, It's a real shame that New Line does not even have accountability for obvious false advertising smh.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Bootleg Copy

      Posted
      Otherdude
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      I ordered a movie and I received a bootlegged copy that looking like it was film inside a movie theater. last time ordering from Best Buy.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Quality was real good

      Posted
      Justnkiks
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      Must watch! When you nothing and turn that into something a lot better then what you got is priceless!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      classic movie

      Posted
      pamcam
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      This is a classic film and a favorite of mine. The price was also great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Black Cinema

      Posted
      Otherdude
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      One of the most entertaining Blaxpolitation movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      classic

      Posted
      Kingboom1
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      CLASSIC MOVIE AND EVERY WAY . RICHARD PRYOR IS FUNNY AS HELL!!!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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