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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (2012)

Iceberg Slim , Chris Rock , Jorge Hinojosa  |  R |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, Kat Williams
  • Directors: Jorge Hinojosa
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Phase 4 Films
  • DVD Release Date: August 27, 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CPKZKX0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,750 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Fascinating --Vanity Fair

Richly Crafted --Entertainment Weekly

Intrigues and illuminates --Variety

Product Description

Examines the legendary life of Iceberg Slim, notorious pimp and author of seven ground-breaking books. Insightful interviews with well-known artists, scholars, friends and family members create a riveting tapestry as colorful as the subject himself. The autobiographical work of Iceberg Slim is considered to be the genesis of Blaxploitation films and Gangster rap and it continues to influence artists today.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real thing July 27, 2013
By cyn1hin
Format:DVD
This documentary is an eye opener on an unknown world to most of us. From his early childhood through the turmoils of his life we have a vivid portrait of the man who became an influential writer. In-depth interviews with now famous rap stars as well as invaluable information from Slim's own family, especially his now deceased wife and daughters, give an even more intimate picture of this complex writer and his life. His experiences cover most of the social spectrum and we are able to view him with all his bumps and accolades. Photo images and clips from the past to the present help to give us a rounded picture of the way street life was while he was living it. Very enlightening, engrossing film.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Movie July 22, 2013
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Very good documentary and very enlightening! I enjoyed watching every minute of the documentary and was even surprised by some of the things I found out in the world of "pimping".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Definitive Movie on Hustling GET IT! October 8, 2013
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Really shared a VERY interesting history that happened in my city (Chicago) a life I will never know (pimping). But like the movie Goodfellas this is a REAL story of the good bad and the ugly. He is not PROMOTING or GLAMORIZING pimping. It is just the OPPOSITE as he (Iceberg Slim) is talking against young men getting in the game. And to see him talk about it LIVE in person over the span of 50 years + and understand the history is AMAZING.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Excellent documentary. Do not believe the haters out there that are committed to tarnishing this movie's greatness. Excellent from start to finish. The interviews , stock footage, and facts are all very well organized and presented. Well worth your time and money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I didn't realize that this film would touch me so deeply, but my applause to Ice T and Misty Beck among others for creating this tribute to one of the most important and unsung literary legends of our time, Mr. Robert Beck, aka Iceberg Slim. Growing up on the streets of Detroit, my options were few, work at a factory, deal drugs or hustle on the streets. Leaning towards the life of a thief and a hustler, I began examining the pimping game, loving the glamour, the "celebrity," for which it brought with it, and of course, the women. However, praise to God that before I began to descend into that "street poison," as Mr. Beck calls it, I read his books, The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim, and Pimp: The Story of My Life. Mr. Beck's vivid accounts of "The Life," and his fall into drug addiction and incarceration opened my eyes to the realities of such a life. Mr. Beck also turned my dreams of street hustling into a dream of being a writer, having been the first writer I had ever read who so eloquently blended articulation with street savvy; in other words, Ice made it cool to be both book smart and street smart. I wish that I could have met him before his passing, for he was truly a mentor and a hero, to a cat from the ghetto who really needed one at the time. Excellent work, and highly recommended to anyone, African American or of any nationality who wants to understand this paradox of a man, and his vision.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riviting Documentary May 9, 2014
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A literary genius born out of tragedy. Knowing he was the villain...I cheered for his quest for redemption. Gripping and revealing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Barry
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Recently shown on Premium cable, this documentary is about Robert Beck, alias Iceberg Slim. His wife and daughters appear in the film, as well as his fans Ice-T, Chris Rock and others. Iceberg Slim has long been a component of the underground black street culture, I first read his book in 1970.
The film shows how the man became an author and was massively underpaid for the millions of his books sold by his publisher
His estate has a new publisher now, which I assume will be more financially beneficial..
This film is not about sex. There are many humorous anecdotes. Iceberg's great talent was as a storyteller. This film is not an instructional video on pimping.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling! May 7, 2014
By Carlos
Format:Amazon Instant Video
This is a masterfully crafted documentary about a man who most would find utterly repulsive and yet you'll find yourself drawn to his candor and vulnerability. We all love to root for the underdog and Iceberg Slim makes Rocky Balboa seem like a trust fund baby with a sweater tied across his shoulders! I laughed, cried, and reflected on my own missteps during this cinematic rollercoaster! Truly a must see!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Not graphic but tastefully done about a complex industry
This work is particularly well done and is very interesting to read. It is sincere, but not graphic like some of the other films on pimping. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Chuck Ford
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking and well-produced
I found this just fascinating and definitely a unique American story that needed to be told, and that we needed to hear. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bobbie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
shipping was a little slow, but product was as described
Published 1 month ago by roger
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Just not what I expected .
Published 1 month ago by Keitrick Pickett
5.0 out of 5 stars A American
A American classic
Published 2 months ago by Terry
4.0 out of 5 stars Good!
The movie really showed us what we didn't know about being a pimp!! It's nothing like what we thought obviously.
Published 3 months ago by Angel Montgomery
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story..
Wasn't a true pimp for very long. Sort of a surprise if you know his books. Wild life story though. Pretty cool.
Published 3 months ago by S. Smyth
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
This is entertaining as well as informative. There is lessons to be learned from his mistakes. I really believe he had a good heart as he aged.
Published 3 months ago by Abdul
5.0 out of 5 stars Redeeming Message In the Midst of It
Great documentary. Chronicles the life and times of Robert Beck aka Iceberg Slim and focuses on his rise to fame as well as his struggles. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Rap Father Precusor
I had heard alot about IceBerg Slim when i was growing up. A lot of my guy cousins wanted to be cool like him cause thats what he stood for.... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sapphire
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