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New Jack City

Special Edition
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 100 (Sep 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, Michael Michele, Bill Nunn, Russell Wong, Bill Cobbs, Christopher Williams & Judd Nelson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Disc One includes audio commentary by director/star Mario Van Peebles and the theatrical trailer. Disc Two adds three featurettes produced in 2005: the 28-minute The Road To New Jack City; the 20-minute NJC: A Hip-Hop Classic, and the 10-minute Harlem World: A Walk Inside. There are also three music videos: Ice-T

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 33532
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

Rated R for strong violence, drug content, sensuality and language.
(Retail Price): $26.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1991
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/23/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mario Van Peebles
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Filmed on location in Harlem, New Jack City is a 1990s version of a

DVD Picture:
Color fidelity is rich and vibrant, accentuating those bright colored clothing selections of the early 90s. Fleshtones are natural and blacks are deep and solid. Images are sharp and detailed, and the picture is often quite smooth and solid. Some pixel breakup is noticed, as well as the loss of finer details in some scenes. On occasion, the picture can appear somewhat smeared. Still, this is a very nice looking picture that should certainly satisfy. (Suzanne Hodges)

With a prudent use of the LFE channel to deliver a solid low-end and a deep and wide front stereo spread, the Dolby