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Still Not a Player (2002)

 NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)


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  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Ground Zero
  • DVD Release Date: October 1, 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006II5U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #681,466 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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BIG PUN: STILL NOT A PLAYER: This documentary profiles the life and career of the chart-topping Latino rapper Christopher "Big Punisher" Rios, who died in February of 2000 at the age of 28. Hear from those closest to him how he overcame tough years growing up in the Bronx to climb to the top of the hip-hop world, only to succumb to complications from a lifelong battle with his weight. This touching portrait celebrates the life of a pioneering artist.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Big Pun DVD August 13, 2002
By Compay
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I have seen many documentaries before, but this one is by far one of the most telling and tearjerking ones ever made. While knowledgeable on the life and music of Christopher Rios aka Big Pun, I was blown away by how much the DVD revealed that I previously wasn't aware of. There are rare interviews with him, video clips of him hanging out with his crew, and a DVD special feature photo album accompanied by music that even the toughest Pun fan would have trouble keeping a dry eye watching.

Its raw, gritty, and real, even providing us with some of the darker aspects of Big Pun's life that I wasn't expecting to see on film. For those people that felt the documentary was too critical of him at times, I say that his real fans would prefer an unabashed look into his life. I have never seen another hip hop film that came close to what this documentary has, I strongly recommend it to music fans everywhere. This DVD is more than what you would ever expect it to be.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
"You think you know? You have no idea". The infamous trademark quote uttered by celebrities covered on MTV's Diary seems frighteningly appropriate when talking about Marcos Antonio Miranda's controversial documentary on the late great Puerto-Rician rapper, Big Pun. This film not only highlights his many accomplishments as a popular performer but it also showcases the good, the bad, and the ugly side of an intense and self-destructive human being.
"Still Not A Player" interviews those who knew rapper Christopher Rios the best. From his closest friends and family to the many rappers who had the privledge of performing with him. It explains how Pun grew from a young child selling drugs in the streets of the Bronx into a multi-platinum rapper who tipped the scales at over 700 pounds. It also goes into detail about the physical abuse that Pun's wife, Liza, suffered at his hands. This proves to be one of the most disturbing moments on the film as we are shown actual security footage of the massive Pun hitting his wife in the face with a gun. We are also told the stories of his "final days" as he unsuccesfully battled to overcome a severe weight problem caused by an imense eating disorder.
"Still Not A Player" is far from the usual MTV-style "artist profile" that one might assume it to be. Miranda gives us one of the most honest portraits of an artist that one can display. This isn't just about a talented man's struggle to reach the top. This isn't just a paint-by-numbers description of his music career. This movie tells the story of Christopher Rios in a way that many documentary-makers would be too afraid to. It's honest even when the subject matter is not flattering.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Hip Hop Film Ever June 12, 2002
Format:DVD
I was blown away by this film's no holds barred coverage of Pun.His friends and family are straight up honest about the man.There is a video of Pun actually gun clapping his wife. It doesn't get more real than that.I guarantee you will be blown away by this film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing June 22, 2002
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I honestly thought this was going to be a VH1 Beind the music type of deal.Was I wrong!Still not a player is a no holds barred look at Big Pun. The life this poor man led is unbelievable.Forced by his own mother to sell drugs as a little kid,he ran away and lived on the streets.Director Marcos Miranda takes us on a sometimes hellish journey through the life of one of hip hops greatest players. Pun's wife Liza pulls no punches either. This is true blue hip hop right here folks.Watch it with a loved one.You will be talking about this afterwards.The extra materials are great too.There's a long video of Pun and his friends riding in a limo that's terrific.Also an interview he did on the street.I haven't seen anything to match this film in raw and real terms.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not For The Weak At Heart June 17, 2002
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This is one of the most profound documentaries I've seen in a long time. Specific and explicit to the tee. BIG PUN as you've never seen him before. Well balanced. A little bit for everyone. This one stays with you for days after you watch it. This movie disserves an Award! To whom it may concern... Thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Legend in His Own Time January 23, 2011
Format:DVD
Watching this documentary numerous times made me realize how Pun would be like if he didn't suffer thru a lot of chaos like overeating, being a abusive husband, hiding from things he can't overcome, etc. Thankfully this documentary deserves its best recognition to everyone who's a fan to music or have any obstacles they faced in life in general. If you were a victim of domestic violence or had problems with weight issues, life situations and many more, this could change your life and turn you around completely. All of us go thru a serious crisis sometime whether spiritually, financially, emotionally, physically and mentally. There's another documentary called Big Pun: The Legacy which is pretty interesting and speaks more and more stuff similar to this. I been an avid Big Pun fan since 2002, and today still show the love and support for him. Greatly missed him but forever he lives in us through spirit. Had he lived, he'll still be rockin' now. Thanks to Liza Rios, the family, the people that knew and respected him more through the year. They'll never be another person like Big Pun aka Christopher Rios (1971-2000). They was only one!

Great special features from the DVD and good input behind it. This DVD can make you laugh, cry, hurting, and can encourage you too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST RAPPER EVER!
i love this movie! Big Pun is my favorite rapper of all time! so its obviuse i have to own his biography! MUST SEE FOR ALL HIP HOP HEADS!!
Published 13 months ago by richard colol
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect condition
I'm a big fan of pun so I owned this movie once and lost it and wanted it again. Thanks
Published 13 months ago by glenda deabreu
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I love this dvd. I bought this dvd for my hubby since he is such a big fan of Big Pun. He loved it. This dvd will make you laugh and cry. Big Pun was such a great person. Read more
Published 20 months ago by C.C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.
I read about it on SOHH.com.
Anyhow, it was an excellent documentary, with great interviews with his wife, fat joe, his mother, family, nas, raekwon... Read more
Published on April 29, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest of All Time!
BP is the tightest lyricist of all time, and this DVD gives everyone an inside look at how Christopher Rios became Big Pun. Read more
Published on August 12, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars An eye-opener, a tear-jerker, a tribute
This DVD has to be one of the most moving exercisings in filmaking I have ever seen. While many people on the outside probably never heard the name "Big Pun", this tribute to him... Read more
Published on June 20, 2002 by spdracer555
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
This is an excellent dvd. Big Punisher is one of the best rappers of all time, if not the best. He would of gave Biggie a run for his money.
Published on April 13, 2002
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