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Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood [Blu-ray] (1996)

Shawn Wayans , Marlon Wayans , Paris Barclay  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenan Ivory Wayans
  • Directors: Paris Barclay
  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004SKI91U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,736 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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From the creator of TV's "In Living Color," this outrageous comedy hit had critics and audiences roaring with laughter! From block parties and beepers to high tops and high-powered weapons, it's everything that's funny about growing up in the 'hood...the Wayans Brothers' neighborhood, that is! Marlon, Shawn (TV's The Wayans Brothers) and Keenen Ivory Wayans (TV's In Living Color) get together and deliver a series of hilarious situations that all move to a hot hit soundtrack! Get ready for a good time, because there are plenty of laughs in this neighborhood!

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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
There are a few conditions required for "getting" this movie. You have to understand a few things before getting the jokes. Probably the most important thing is that you've seen Boys 'N The Hood and/or Menace II Society. These two movies contain the majority of the spoofs seen in Don't Be A Menace... There are also references to Poetic Justice, Juice, and Higher Learning. Without having seen the first two, most people will probably not get the jokes. Secondly, if you're into the hip hop culture, this movie will be a lot funnier. There's a lot of play on words from the rap lingo that you won't get if you haven't listened to it.
I really enjoyed this movie. It's a hilarious spoof of gangsta movies and gangsta rap. Keenan Ivory Wayans' cameos were hilarious. Shawn and Marlon make a great comedy team. It's just too bad they don't get more exposure (they're TV show on WB is hilarious, too). It's all tongue in cheek fun pointed at the harsher looks at inner city life that we get from movies and music.
If you're one of those people that hates movies like Naked Gun, Airplane, and Spaceballs, this movie is definitely not for you. Otherwise, pick it up and try not to fall off the couch :)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a guilty pleasure... October 29, 2005
By John
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
So many people just hate this film but I found it absolutely hilarious. Like the Scary Movie flicks it helps if you know the source films (Boyz N The Hood etc) fairly well. A lot of the funniest moments come from the deadpan way ludicrous lines are said, eg, of a pretty girl: 'What's her name?' 'Oh, that's Dashiki.' And the way characters refer to 'the hood' in inverted commas all the time, as in, 'I'm leaving 'the hood',' (cue gunshot). Who wouldn't laugh at the love-making scene where Trey ups the erotic ante by libating Dashiki with kool-aid then melting government-surplus cheese & dripping it like molten wax over her body? Well, a lot of people, apparently. But I laughed out loud a good many times watching this movie. The 'guilty' aspect is that it makes it almost impossible to re-watch Boyz N The Hood, Menace II Society etc in a serious manner because so many key scenes and moments are burlesqued in DBAMTSCWDYJITH.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Is Wrong With Y'all! April 15, 2000
By SweetC
Format:VHS Tape
MY GOD! You have absolutely no sense of humor whatsoever if you didn't find at LEAST one part of this movie hysterical! I was rollin from the opening part! Who is anyone to say that I have a shallow sense of humor just because I liked it? You have to know how to laugh at certain things and everyone these days are so "politically correct" and "edgy" that they forget the funny things and don't keep it real! Obviously they've never been in the hood or known anyone like the characters in Don't Be A Menace, because there really are people like that! I think it's most likely a movie that only blacks will understand. If you're white and you loved, more power to ya. This movie is just wayy too funny!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
`Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood' is an hilarious take on all the hood type movies and surprising it does come off really funny. Just as funny as `Friday' and such movies. Brothers, Marlon and Shawn Wayans, don't have any problem making fun of the typical ghetto life that a lot of Afro-Americans might have to experience. The thought of this might not be too appealing at first but give it a try and you should end up laughing without a doubt. Some viewers have said that you need to be a black person to find this movie funny, or you need to have lived in the hood, which, in my opinion, is not true, I'm white, I live in England and my face was so sore after laughing at this. The only thing that helps is if you've seen the movies that this is parodying, and then you should certainly have no problem finding this film hilarious. Just like I did.
To say, `Don't Be A Menace...' is a comedy classic is quiet the understatement. All the characters in this movie provide laugh after laugh. It's the practice run for Wayans movies to be made years later on. `Scary Movie 1 & 2' clearly have borrowed the mold from `Don't Be A Menace...' More films should be as funny as this one. Marlon's character `Loc Dog' certainly squares up to `Smokey' from the `Friday' anyday. Marlon's dialogue/appearance is cleverly written to poke fun at the stereotypical male you've seen in any John Singleton film. The cast is strong, good comedic performances come from the Wayans brothers (although, Marlon is the much better of the two), Suli McCullough, and Lahmard J. Tate, playing Ashtray's father, the second funniest character in this movie. The script is almost faultless in its field, and the jokes come quick and they don't let up until the end. This all helps to make this an addictive comedy classic. This truly is TOTALLY GHETTO FABULOUS!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Laughs @ Tha Hoods Expense February 22, 2006
This is a great parody of all the hood movies that came out in the early 90's. "Don't Be a Menace" throws laughs at Hood Flicks such as "Juice", "Menace To Society", & "Boyz In Da Hood". So if u haven't seen those movies, you might not understand a lot of the comedy in this....but if u have seen em, check this out!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Str8 up laughter! December 3, 2005
By Loco-E
The Wayans Brothers * in one phunny movie that I remembered watching when I was at least 5 years old, now I'm 15 and still enjoying it! Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood imitates and makes fun of Hood movies such as Boys In Tha Hood, Menace II Society, Poetic Justice, Juice & Above The Rim. Don't Be A Menace shows the humors of life in South Central, Watts, Compton & Inglewood, CA. I just enjoy this movie, and I wish there was another Hood Comedys that would be imitating Get Rich Or Die Trying, but the media would h8 that! To bad Marlon & Shawn Wayans thinks that this movie is bigoted & offensive to society, when they're the ones getting played, not payed! There is a lot of 40 Ounce drinkin', Chronic smokin', Gat tattin', Drive By Shootings, Ol' Grandma smokin' on a Fatty? White Geek holding up a 2-1-1 in a Asian Liuor Store? and did I forget the Back yard Parties!? Good Movie, 5/5 stars all the way!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh look for a classic
Classic comedy from the Wayans Bros in excellent blu ray quality. You won't be disappointed. It's Definitely worth the buy.
Published 15 days ago by Dwayne Washington
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
I thought this movie was super funny. Definitely made my saturday night with my bros an enjoyable one. 5 out of 5
Published 1 month ago by Garret
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny stuff
Very creative racial stereotypical comedy.Kenon Ivory Waynans is a comical genius. I laughed hysterically through the whole movie.Excellent movie.Funny stuff
Published 1 month ago by Donald Pasco
5.0 out of 5 stars All I have to say is LOL
I love this movie. If your girlfriend never seen this movie, show her something new. I may have to say this movie has just as many funny scenes as Step Brothers.
Published 1 month ago by Darryl Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars love
i love this idea every one wants to know where i got the
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Published 1 month ago by rachel brundidge
5.0 out of 5 stars don't be a menace
This movie is Hilarious when you're blown. I've watched it many times. it's not a disappointment. I would recommend this movie.
Published 1 month ago by Randy V. "Last King"
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Movie
This is a really awesome, and funny movie. So happy to have gotten this. Shawn Wayans is freaking hilarious!!! :)
Published 1 month ago by Delilah
5.0 out of 5 stars Too funny
I am late to the game on this movie, but I laughed so hard I had to catch my breath.
Published 2 months ago by Pat Ryder
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny movie
Haha. This is one of the stupidest movies ever made, but I really like it. Says alot about me...i have the brain of a squirrel.
Published 2 months ago by Nandi
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
Funny, Funny I never stopped laughing. The Wayans are great, I would highly recommend that you see this movie.
I have watched it several times and it is still funny.
Published 2 months ago by richard moore
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