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Lionsgate Belly (Blu-ray)From acclaimed director Hype Williams comes this realistic urban drama highlighted by an all-star hip-hop cast, visually dazzling cinematography and a pulsing rap soundtrack.
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This isn't the greatest crime drama ever, but it is cool. DMX gives an outstanding performance. Nas' Sincere seemed a little dreamy at times, but his role still works. T-Boz outacts Nas because of the scene when Method Man breaks into her house and she freaks him out when she pulls a gun on him. Method Man gives an alright performance, but his role was too small. Taral Hicks plays Tommy's girl Kiesha, who in the end symbolizes woman power as she fights off Method Man.
As for the movie, there are alot of memorable scenes, the most being the opening nightclub robbery. Neon lights, glowing eyes, and quick getaways.
This is probably the biggest Hip-Hop cult movie. For these being debut actors and a debut movie director, this movie's amazing. The best is that most of the same things that we found wrong with this film, Hype(the director) found himself. It would've been better if it hadn't been edited so much(Hype says in the commentary that the movie was like 3 hours originally). The last stand of Lennox is a little like the last stand of Tony Montana in Scarface, but it is more realistic and stylish. Anyways, good performances, great directing, awesome cult classic.
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The slow motion shots work to slow down the film (duh) but while this helps in a music video, it seems silly used so much in a motion picture (can you imagine having 30 slow motion parts in The Godfather? ---seems silly right?).
Also, the textures used in the film are cool in themselves but end up giving the film a surreal feeling, and given the gritty nature of the issues dealt with in Belly, I think that surrealism wasn't the way to go. For example, in the opening scene Williams uses light to give the characters eye's a neon hue, while the rest of thier bodies appear black. While this looks great for Busta Rhymes in a video, it serves no purpose in Belly. Why are their eyes like this? Is it because it helps to tell the story? Or is it just to show off?
Another issue is Nas' acting. Not to jump on his back but he's nervous throughout the film and it's obvious he's not an actor. That is acceptable in music videos or light comedy, but in a film where he is supposed to be comtemplating deep issues, his inexperince as an actor is uncomfortable to watch. You end up nervous because you know he's nervous.
Hype is obviously talented, but just because he makes great music videos doesn't mean he can make great movies. After all, just because Michael Johnson can sprint with the best doesn't mean he can excel at marathons right? It's a different animal, and this one devoured Hype Williams. Here's hoping he can improve.
Much to my dismay, this entire "Special Edition" is one of the weakest and most half-baked attempts to re-sell the same DVD twice that I've ever come across. Not only is there no added material from the actual movie but the special features included have me more confused than most viewers were with the original version of this film. The so-called "Deleted Scene" is actually just one solid shot of a bunch of people standing in front of some strippers at a night club. When they turn around, their bare breasts are blurred out like some TV reality show or something. I find it very hard to believe that this was ever even intended to be in the movie as the inclusion of it would make no sense once so ever. In fact, I think it's safe to say that it's probably just some daily from one of the filiming days at the strip bar. As for the "Spoken Word Featurette", it is actually just a bunch of people performing live poetry based on some of the characters in the movie. What The?!?! The only added feature that has anything to do with the movie is the music video for the song, "Grand Finale" off the film's soundtrack. Even the advertised bonus CD soundtrack is not the full album but eight songs from it thrown on a disc. The rest of the features are just recycled from the previous DVD release.Read more ›
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This was a good buy.It was a great movie loved it. I'd recommend this movie to all hip hop fans, enjoyed very muchPublished on Aug. 26 2013 by Derek
love it . belly is one of my favorite movies so yes I love it. I would recommend everybody who likes good movies go out get it or purchase it on amazon like me.Published on Aug. 24 2013 by Trust love
I LOVED BELLY,WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT.!!! I LIKE MOVIES THAT HAVE A FAST TAKEOFF... THIS MOVIE IS IN MY TOP TEN!!IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THIS MOVIE,THEN YOU AINT NO GANGSTA! Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by YOUNG PIMPIN'
While some acting is bad, some is exciting in this movie directed by Hype Williams. DMX is on fire for this being his first movie and while Nas is obviously meant to be a rapper,... Read morePublished on June 27 2004
Hype William creates a great movie which is like the typical gangster movie. The main character starts off, gets more and more successful, is at the top of his game, and BOOM --... Read morePublished on June 12 2004 by J. McQueen
The story has 2 main characters Nas(sincere) and DMX(tommy)...Tommy the brains and the head of their opperations see's on the new that theres a new form of cocaine and its very... Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Devon
One of the biggest examples of the plasticity exhibited by Hip Hop culture. I am ashamed to even be considered Black after watching this piece of trash. Read morePublished on April 3 2004 by Willard Johnson
I PERSONALLY AS A PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKER LOVE THIS FILM.
HOWEVER THE ORIGINAL DVD PROMISIES THAT THERE IS ENOUGH DELETED SCENES TO MAKE BELLY A 3 HOUR FILM! Read more