Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is proud to present the award-winning American classic BOYZ N THE HOOD on Blu-ray for the first time this September 5th. We have three copies of the Blu-ray to give away to our readers.
In celebration of the film’s 20th anniversary, this powerful and timeless story of the three friends growing up in the ghettos of Los Angeles gets the deluxe Blu-ray treatment, featuring stunning new high definition picture and explosive sound. The Blu-ray exclusive Special Features include “The Enduring Significance of Boyz N the Hood,” an all new retrospective documentary with Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Regina King, Nia Long, John Singleton, Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Allen. In addition, the Blu-ray will also feature “Friendly Fire: Making Of An Urban Legend,” Commentary with John Singleton, audition footage with Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Morris Chestnut and Tyra Ferrell, Compton’s most wanted music video “Growin’ Up In The Hood”, deleted scenes and more!
First released in 1991, BOYZ N THE HOOD took the nation by storm, earning high praise from critics and moviegoers alike. The movie marked the directorial debut of award-winning filmmaker John Singleton (2Fast2Furious, Poetic Justice, Shaft) and ignited the acting careers of Ice Cube (Are We There Yet?, Friday), Oscar®-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Best Supporting Actor, Jerry McGuire 1997), Morris Chestnut (Ladder 49, Two Can Play That Game), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House, Friday), Regina King (Jerry McGuire, Ray), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Mystic River) and Angela Bassett (Waiting to Exhale, What’s Love Got to Do With It).
In addition to receiving Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay in 1991, BOYZ N THE HOOD was honoured with the BMI Film Music Award, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor (Ice Cube), the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker (Singleton), the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best New Director (Singleton) and a Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Screenplay Written for the Screen (Singleton). It later received the 1993 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture and, in 2002, BOYZ N THE HOOD was selected by the National Film Preservation Board for exclusive entry into the historic National Film Registry.
Now, fans can experience this undisputed American classic like never before on 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, priced to own at £19.99 RRP.
For your chance of winning a copy of the Blu-ray all you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with the e-mail header Boyz in the Hood. Make sure you leave your full name and address and please only enter if you are 15 or over. Winners will be notified at the end of September.
This article was first posted on September 3, 2011