Release Date: 6/10/2003 Original Release: 2003 Format: DVD Length: 111 minutes Rating:PG-13 (MPAA) Rating Reason: violence, sexual content, and language UPC: 678149043525 Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Action/Adventure, Coming Of Age, Gangs, Theatrical Release, Motorcycles, California, Car/Automobile Racing, African Americans, Stunt People
Biker Boyz Widescreen DVD Description
This eclectic entry in the "extreme sports" genre takes a close, fictionalized look at the world of California motorcycle clubs. (It is based on an L.A. New Times article.) The great Laurence Fishburne appears as Smoke, the unbeaten "king of Cali" motorcycle racing, and president of The Black Knights. When Smoke's ace mechanic (Eriq La Salle) is killed by a flying bike, his furious son Kid (Derek Luke), starts his own club, the Biker Boyz, to gain respect and challenge Smoke for the coveted crown. Bronx-born director Reggie Rock Blythewood keeps the action flowing from drag race to party and back again, steeping the audience in the ritual of the subculture, allowing it to serve as more than a mere backdrop to the coming-of-age mythos and adrenaline pumping, kinetically edited race and stunt sequences. A great soundtrack helps the narrative roll smoothly over some of the film's dramatically bumpy stretches, and music icon Kid Rock has a memorable turn as Dogg, Smoke's rough riding chief rival. Larenz Tate, Orlando Jones, and Djimon Honsou also lend strength as their fellow bikers. The very cool Lisa Bonet and the very fine Meagan Good play Smoke's and Kid's respective love interests.
Region 1 Keep Case Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - French Dolby Surround - English DTS Surround 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Trailers Deleted Scenes Featurette: BEHIND THE ACTION Interactive Features: Interactive Menus Scene Access Text/Photo Galleries: Biographies Production Notes
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