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Barbershop is a fun enough ensemble comedy that actually shows some depth for Ice Cube unlike some of this crappy family adventure fare.

 

 

Barbershop
(2002)

Genre(s): Comedy
MVD Visual | PG13 – 102 min. – $24.96 | September 11, 2018

Date Published: 09/26/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Tim Story
Writer(s): Mark Brown (story), Mark Brown and Don D. Scott and Marshall Todd (screenplay)
Cast: Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Cedric the Entertainer, Keith David
DISC INFO:
Features: Commentary, Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Music Video, Gallery, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (PCM 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

MVD Visual provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Calvin (ICE CUBE) is a would-be entrepreneur with big plans and running his family’s barbershop isn’t one of them. But when he impulsively sells the shop to a shady loan shark (KEITH DAVID), he soon realizes just how important the neighborhood parlor is to him and just how far he’ll go to get it back.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3.5/5


This release comes with a matted slip cover.

Audio Commentary – Director Tim Story, Producer Robert Teitel, Producer George Tillman Jr. and Writer Don Scott Jr.

The Hair Cut:

  • The Final Cut (19:27) – This behind-the-scenes featurette has some on-set interviews with the cast and filmmakers discussing the importance of the barbershop for the African American community.
  • Set, Press and Style (6:04) is on the production design.
  • Finishing Touches (5:59) goes into the costume design.
  • Hairdos and Don’ts (7:01) examines the hair style phases from real-life barbers as well as the cast in press interviews.

Deleted Scenes (6:42) – There 7 scenes that didn’t make the cut (no pun intended). Optional commentary with Tim Story.

Also included are Bloopers & Outtakes (4:53), Barber Banter (2:39) featurette on what is talked about in barbershops, a Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery (1:56), a Music Video (5:13) for “Trade it All” by Fabolous featuring P. Diddy and Jagged Edge, and the Theatrical Trailer (2:13).

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5


Barbershop is presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture doesn’t at all look bad especially for a 16 year old film that likely didn’t receive any kind of restoration and since it is a comedy. Detail is decent, colors are generally bright and is fairly clean with only some minor dust marks.

AUDIO – 3.5/5


The disc includes a DTS-HD MA 5.1 track (and alternate PCM stereo track) and outputs clear dialogue and some modest depth for the generic score and soundtrack. Nothing phenomenal but still serviceable.

 


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, Barbershop is a fun enough ensemble comedy that actually shows some depth for Ice Cube unlike some of this crappy family adventure fare. The Blu-ray itself has good video/audio transfers and an okay selection of bonus material.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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