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Dead Presidents
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on December 31, 2017
"The bomb"
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on May 27, 2017
Love the movie
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on August 25, 2017
liked it alot
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on September 7, 2003
And by better edition, I mean a DVD with at least a few extras on it like the Dead Presidents video "Walk On By" by soulmeister Isaac Hayes (which precedes the movie on the VHS edition), as well as behind-the-scenes, or commentary from the cast and crew. I've bought "bare bone" DVDs before, so I'm not saying don't buy this DVD because there aren't extras on it. For me, it's just that having a video tape of the movie with at least the video on it, then buying a DVD (in essence, an upgrade) without the video or any other extras is crazy.

The Hughes Brothers' Dead Presidents was one of the cooler films from 1995. After the success of their debut movie Menace II Society from 1993, I remember wondering (with anticipation) how the Hughes would follow-up with their next film. Then the trailers starting running, showing the cast and choice scenes with the menacing makeup, backed by a soundtrack featuring a collection of soul classics. Incidently, the Dead Presidents soundtrack took on a life of its own as well, proving so successful a second volume was released. The movie itself is just too cool for words. The Brothers have a style unto themselves, though they admit to prominent influences as inspiration. You have to give it up to their choice cast as well - Larenz Tate (Menace II Society) , Chris Tucker (Friday), Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under), N'Bushe Wright (Blade), Keith David (The Thing), Bokeem Woodbine (Caught Up), Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez (187), and several other familiars.

Most people will credit Chris Tucker more because he provides the "in your face" funny-funny, but Larenz Tate owns this film. Tate, who I equate with other great actor Don Cheadle, turns out another great performance with the greatest of ease and likeability. Even when he pistol-whips a bank guard, Tate makes you feel for his character even if you don't exactly agree with his choices and actions because you know what motivated the action. The best thing about a Hughes Brothers movie is there is never a boring moment. The plot, direction and performances will hold your attention while the music, set design, threads, and conscienceness will have you waxing nostalgia...or bombarding your parents with a curious interest depending on where you're at in age. If you can overlook the lack of extras, I highly recommend the disc - or rather the movie.
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on May 5, 2017
Good
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on August 9, 2017
Loved the movie , first order there was an empty box, amazon corrected the order , im very satisfied ! Great movie
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on March 22, 2017
Good
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on November 19, 2013
Interesting study of what trauma, frustration and pride can do to anyone.

The cast could not be better, each actor brings life to each character, all of which revealing their faults, and dreams.

And the music. Captures the era with great timing and application. Production values overall are top notch, especially the top lighting in the scenes under the treasury walkway where they await their prey (on movie cover). Beautiful!

This is a highly underrated and little known movie that is great for any collection.
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on May 16, 2013
This is probably Larenz Tate's finest film to date. It truly captures his skills as an actor. Within "Anthony" Tate brings vulnerablity, fear, love, passion, hurt and animosity. He totally opens himself up to this role. Without doubt the Hughes brothers did a good job showcasing a lot of up and comers in this movie. Chris Tucker's character embodies the struggles that a lot of Vets experienced coming back home and dealing with unemployment and addiction. Great job on behalf of Rose Jackson, N'Bushe Wright, Freddie Rodriquez and David Keith. Dead Presidents is alive with beaming color.
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on January 5, 2014
I had seen this before and even owned the music CD. I didn't realize this was a wide screen, didn't care for that. Also used the closed caption, helps a lot cause sometimes I can't get everything they say!
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