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Tupac: Resurrection
Genre: Documentary

Reviewed In Issue 87 (Aug 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

"Narrated" By Tupac Shakur

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by Afeni Shakur (Tupac

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34337
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Strong language and images of drugs, violence and sex
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/15/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lauren Lazin
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Be witness to Tupac and his Resurrection in this film about the life of the famous and infamous hip-hop artist. Narrated by Tupac himself and made in collaboration with his mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur, the film looks back on his life from his very early years up until that fateful day on September 7, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada when he was shot and killed. (Tricia Littrell/Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture opens with eye-catching footage of the Vegas strip at night, with the bright lights popping from a deep black night. Throughout the presentation, color fidelity is bold and well balanced with hues only occasionally bordering oversaturation. Peppered with photographs, video footage of a young Shakur, concert footage, and film clips starring Shakur, image quality varies like a traditional documentary. Still, the picture is quite smooth, with little in the way of bothersome edge enhancement or pixelization. Depending on the source material, some moir

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