John Singleton’s long awaited follow-up to the 1991 drama “Boys N the Hood” came earlier this year as the director returned to the same neighborhood as the setting for the new companion film Baby Boy. The film has been getting great respect from critics and is getting respect from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment in the form of a new special edition DVD.
Jody (Tyrese Gibson) is a 20-year-old African American in South Central L.A. who is trying to live large but doesn’t have a job. He’s got two babies by two different women and still lives at home with his mother (A. J. Johnson). Growing up is tough on Jody, but a series of events involving his mother’s new boyfriend Melvin (Ving Rhames), his girlfriend Yvette (Taraji P. Henson) and her ex-con ex-boyfriend Rodney (Snoop Dogg) force him to learn some hard lessons about living, loving and surviving as a man in the hood.
“Baby Boy” will be presented in anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen and will feature both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround 2.0 sound. The disc will be filled with behind the scenes supplements including a director’s commentary, a making-of featurette, deleted and alternate scenes, a music video, an outtakes and bloopers reel, storyboard comparisons, filmographies, production notes, and original theatrical trailers.
The film that’s been called Singleton’s best work will be available for the first time on November 6th, and will carry a $27.96 pricetag.