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The Resource Menace II society, a New Line Cinema production ; a Hughes Brothers film ; screenplay by Tyger Williams ; produced by Darin Scott ; directed by the Hughes Brothers, (videorecording)

Menace II society, a New Line Cinema production ; a Hughes Brothers film ; screenplay by Tyger Williams ; produced by Darin Scott ; directed by the Hughes Brothers, (videorecording)

Label
Menace II society
Title
Menace II society
Statement of responsibility
a New Line Cinema production ; a Hughes Brothers film ; screenplay by Tyger Williams ; produced by Darin Scott ; directed by the Hughes Brothers
Title variation
  • Menace 2 society
  • Menace two society
  • Menace to society
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Directors Albert and Allen Hughes and screenwriter Tyger Williams were barely into their twenties when they sent shock waves through American cinema and hip-hop culture with this fatalistic, unflinching vision of life and death on the streets of Watts, Los Angeles, in the 1990s. There, in the shadow of the riots of 1965 and 1992, young Caine is growing up under the influence of his ruthless, drug-dealing father and his loose-cannon best friend, O-Dog, leading him into a spiral of violent crime from which he is not sure he wants to escape, despite the best efforts of his grandparents and the steadfast Ronnie. Fusing grim realism with a propulsively stylish aesthetic honed through the Hughes brothers2 work on rap videos, this film is a searing cautionary tale about the devastating human toll of hopelessness
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: R; for strong bloody violence, drug use and pervasive language
Language note
English dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.M46 2021
PerformerNote
Samuel L. Jackson, Jada Pinkett, Larenz Tate, Tyrin Turner, Bill Duke, Charles S. Dutton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1971-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hughes, Allen
  • Hughes, Albert
  • Williams, Tyger
  • Scott, Darin
  • Turner, Tyrin
  • Smith, Jada Pinkett
  • Duke, Bill
  • Dutton, Charles S.
  • Hughes Brothers
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • New Line Cinema Corporation
Runtime
97
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
1105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American teenagers
  • Urban violence
  • Inner cities
  • Violent crimes
  • Drug abuse and crime
  • Violent deaths
  • Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Technique
live action
Label
Menace II society, a New Line Cinema production ; a Hughes Brothers film ; screenplay by Tyger Williams ; produced by Darin Scott ; directed by the Hughes Brothers, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1993
  • Wide screen
  • Special features:Two audio commentaries from 1993; Gangsta vision, a 2009 feaurette; new conversation among Albert Hughes, Tyger Williams, Elvis Mitchell; new conversation amoung Allen Hughes, Bill Duke, and Mitchell; interview from 1993 with the directors; deleted scenes; film-to-storyboard comparison; essay by Craig D. Lindsey
Bar code
  • 31223139758420
  • 31223139758552
  • 31223139758453
  • 31223139758461
  • 31223139758438
  • 31223139758412
  • 31223139758479
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9781681438962
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515266413
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3314BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1269269788
System details
Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (1.85:1); 7.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Menace II society, a New Line Cinema production ; a Hughes Brothers film ; screenplay by Tyger Williams ; produced by Darin Scott ; directed by the Hughes Brothers, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1993
  • Wide screen
  • Special features:Two audio commentaries from 1993; Gangsta vision, a 2009 feaurette; new conversation among Albert Hughes, Tyger Williams, Elvis Mitchell; new conversation amoung Allen Hughes, Bill Duke, and Mitchell; interview from 1993 with the directors; deleted scenes; film-to-storyboard comparison; essay by Craig D. Lindsey
Bar code
  • 31223139758420
  • 31223139758552
  • 31223139758453
  • 31223139758461
  • 31223139758438
  • 31223139758412
  • 31223139758479
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Isbn
9781681438962
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515266413
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CC3314BD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1269269788
System details
Blu-ray, region A; wide screen (1.85:1); 7.1 surround; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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