Welcome to Death Row [DVD] [2001]

  • SKU: 4257379
  • Release Date: 09/25/2001
  • Rating: NR
The documentary about the influential rap label Death Row, Welcome to Death Row comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the filmmakers, outtakes from the interviews conducted for the film, footage from the Death Row launch party, and a trailer. This is a strong release from Xenon.
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Welcome to Death Row
From the makers of Thug Immortal comes this "Rapumentary" chronicling the rise and fall of Death Row records. The brain-child of Suge Knight, Death Row blasted onto the music scene, virtually out of nowhere, offering up Compton-based gangsta rap from a stable of artists that included Tupac Shakur, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Dr. Dre. Using interviews with artists, critics, and Knight himself, Welcome to Death Row attempts to sort out the story behind the controversial company, addressing rumors of violent business tactics, criticism from political groups, and alleged involvement in the drug trade. Released in 2001, the presentation runs 104 minutes. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    John "BJ" Bryant - Himself
  • Dr. Dre
    Dr. Dre
  • Tupac Shakur
    Tupac Shakur
  • Snoop Dogg
    Snoop Dogg
  • Suge Knight
    Suge Knight



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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    About Death Row Records

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    ericeroc
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    Great DVD to watch about Death Row Records. Lot of stuff public don't know about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Suge Knight and Harry O

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    shady
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    Suge and Harry started the Deathrow records. Dr Dre the producer was getting rip off by Jerry Heller and Eric Wirght. Suge then signs his ultimate Prize person, Tupac. In end, Suge goes to jail, Tupac pass away and Dr Dre leaves Deathrow to start THE AFTERMATH.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The complete rise and fall of Death Row Records

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    MRMAYE

    I've been a fan of Death Row Records since 1992, when they dropped the LEGENDARY album The Chronic by Dr.Dre, and later Snoop's LEGENDARY debut album Doggystyle. Everything was all good until situations, planned or unplanned, caused the company to spiral out of control and crumble. Due to the legal problems, Dre leaving the company, and all things related caused Death Row's unfortunate and untimely demise. Now, normally I would review what's on the DVD, so what I'll do is basically talk about how AWESOME and REAL this dvd is, as opposed to giving aways what's on the dvd. The way the rise and fall of Death Row is told here by Suge, Dre, Snoop, Nate Dogg, and others in nothing short of amazing. We start in the very beginning to when NWA was formed in the mid 80s to the end when Dre left the company. All of the information here, I knew some of it before I saw it for the first time. But the information told here that I DIDN'T know before surprised me. @ times during this film, it's SO intense that you just can't help being captivated by the content. Don't believe me? In addition to the individuals telling the story, look @ the eyes of Lydia Harris and Simone Green. As you look @ their eyes when they tell the parts of the story, you're immediately drawn into the emotions of the storytelling. Also, all of the pieces of information are blended together superbly. NO history and incident is forgotten here, and you receive everything you could possibly know about the rise and fall of Death Row Records. Overall, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this dvd to any fan, long time fans, new fans, etc. You won't regret this purchase, and like me, after the first viewing, you're going to view this dvd repeatedly. It's just that good. LONG LIVE DEATH ROW!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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