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I knew that this movie will be good but I didn't knew that it will be this good.
The picture was even cooler then the best music video.
BIG's life was less harder like Eminem (from the other movie 8 MILES) before he became famous. He got caught to policemen a lot of times selling drugs. But he struggle to be a singer.
But as soon as he became famous, I think he forgot everything and became corrupted big time.
He had a child from a girl when he was 17 and after he became famous he got married with a beautiful lady.
Then he had affairs a bunch of times with other ladies. He just couldn't stop it.
He spent money for parties and s*** and enjoyed his life for nothing.
The problem was there was collides going on between eastcost and westcoast rappers and when BIG went to LA for tour, he was shot and got killed at the age of 24. Not even saw his second album got released.
It was delighted to hear many songs that I didn't even know that I knew already.
And it was great to see Jamal Woolard's nice acting and rest of the dude's as well.
The biggest surprise was he color tone of the Afro-American's skin. How they showed the beauty of their image into screen. It was like dark chocolate. It really mesmerised me.
The slow motion of cigarette smoke was like a legendary postcard or some kind of calander picture. That was really cool.
Although I quite smoking for years, I wanted to smoke when I saw that iamge. (Which I won't.)
I saw the UNRATED version of the film but I don't see any real disturbing scene so I think the difference between R rated version and director's cut is just the matter of running time.
I am so glad that I now have both 8 MILES DVD and this NOROTIOUS BLURAY.Read more ›
The biopic "Notorious," directed by George Tillman Jr., tells of the life and career of Notorious B.I.G., the gangsta' rapper who was gunned down on the streets of L.A. at the age of twenty-four. B.I.G. began life as Christopher Wallace, a kid being raised by a single mother in Brooklyn who, despite her best efforts, was unable to keep her son from falling prey to the destructive influences of life on the street. For by the age of twelve, he had already begun dealing drugs and, by seventeen, had dropped out of school and served time in prison on a weapons charge. But it was his talent for rapping - for putting into words and music his reflections on what it meant to be a black man living in the inner city - that brought him to the attention of Sean "Puffy" Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, who signed Wallace, now known as Biggie Smalls, to his first recording contract.
Soon, B.I.G. was a major figure in the gangsta' rap scene, adored by his fans, hated by his enemies and partaking in the fruits of all that the "high life" of a mass market celebrity had to offer: namely, wealth, fame, fashion, women, and an unlimited access to guns and drugs. But as with all such tales, it would seem, Biggie ultimately found himself on an irreversible slide towards self-destruction, culminating in his assassination on Wilshire Boulevard on March 9, 1997, a victim, in part, of the life he lived and of outside forces he was simply unable to control (his killers, incidentally, were never identified).
"Notorious" is less interesting for the admittedly rather predictable cautionary tale and domestic drama it relates than for the glimpses it affords us into the hip-hop and gangsta' rap scene of the 1990s.Read more ›
The events preceding his death was well-known, well-documented in the media in regards to the major riff with the East Coast vs. West Coast hip hop feud.
Considered as one of the greatest hip hop artists ever, "Notorious" is a biopic that documents the life of Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace and grossing over $43 million worldwide.
The film was directed by George Tillman, Jr. ("Soul Food" and "Men of Honor") and a screenplay co-written by Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker (the author of "Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G.") which showcases and celebrates the rapper's life.
VIDEO & AUDIO:
The NOTORIOUS Unrated Director's Cut Collector's Edition Blu-ray Disc is presented in widescreen format (2.55:1 ration) with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and Spanish 5.1 Audio with French and Spanish subtitles. English subtitles will also be available for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Picture quality for "Notorious" looked amazing as you can see the skin pores quite clearly on high definition but what is most amazing is how New York was captured on film. From the beauty of the city to its gritty side, the level of vibrancy in the colors, beautiful cinematography and wonderful editing really made this biopic come alive.
As for the audio, audio is presented in English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio. Audio is crystal clear during the dialogue department but its even more exciting during the musical segments as your speakers really showcase the drum and bass, giving your subwoofers a workout.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great bio-pic. Few of these bio-pics can stand out and be really good movies but this along with 8 mile's do just that. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Josh and Chelsea
Great movie that included a lot of detail. Both my husband and I enjoyed this movie, he liked the facts and learningg about his life like Eminem in 8-Mile, and I liked the acting... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gabriela Stone