Next Friday

Next Friday

Ice Cube
Director: Steve Carr Cast: Ice Cube
Ice Cube
, Mike Epps
Mike Epps
, Justin Pierce
Justin Pierce
Steve Carr

DVD (Wide Screen / Dolby 5.1 / Stereo)

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For Next Friday, New Line has once again done a great job on a DVD. The transfer, framed at the theatrical ratio of 1.85: 1 (anamorphic), is superb. Colors are sharp and constant and there are no defects. The soundtrack, which includes a lot of hip-hop and rap tunes, is good but not outstanding, lacking any real range. The surrounds in the Dolby Digital 5.1 track are rarely used, but that is far from a surprise. Everything seems centered up front, with clear dialogue and sound that is distortion-free. The DVD for the original Friday was a bit disappointing in the way of supplemental material, but this disc more than makes up for it. There are numerous highlights to this disc, starting with an audio commentary track. Though they seem to be recorded separately, director Steve Carr and Ice Cube talk about everything from making a sequel to where they each began. It also might be the first hip-hop commentary, as it has numerous moments of reverb and vocal styling done after the fact. It's a bit unusual and takes a little time to get used to, but is interesting nevertheless. Next is a rather lengthy featurette with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film that includes numerous interviews with the cast and crew. A real plus is an audition tape for Mike Epps. While the video and audio quality are awful, it's interesting to see Epps, a stand-up comic without film experience, interact with Cube. An interesting idea that has been used on other discs -- watching the film with a small box showing the storyboards -- is taken to the extreme here as it can be done for the entire film. In addition there are bloopers and an alternate ending, some strange painting of the Cucamonga locations, music videos from Ice Cube ("You Can't Do It" featuring Mack 10 and Ms. Toi) and Lil Zane ("Money Stretch"). There are also trailers for this film, including the G-rated version and the R-rated version, plus trailers for Friday, The Players Club, and Dangerous Ground. Finally, there are some DVD-ROM features, including access to the screenplay. This is another excellent disc in the Platinum Series from New Line.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2000
UPC: 0794043503627
Original Release: 2000
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 20,815

Special Features

Widescreen version with 5.1 surround sound; "Reel-time" storyboards; Feature-length audio commentary; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Alternate ending; Blooper reel; Mike Epps audition tape; Music videos; Original theatrical trailers; Interactive menus; DVD-ROM features:; "Script-to-Screen" with storyboards; Original theatrical website

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ice Cube Craig Jones
Mike Epps Day-Day
Justin Pierce Roach
John Witherspoon Mr. Jones
Don "DC" Curry Uncle Elroy
Jacob Vargas Joker
Lobo Sebastian Little Joker
Rolando Molina Baby Joker
Lisa Rodriguez Karla
Tommy "Tiny" Lister Debo
Kym E. Whitley Suga
Amy Hill Miss Ho Kym
Tamala Jones D'Wana
Lady of Rage Baby D
Clifton Powell Stanley
Sticky Fingaz Tyrone

Technical Credits
Steve Carr Director
Matt Alvarez Co-producer
Walter Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Spring Aspers Musical Direction/Supervision
Christopher Baffa Cinematographer
Terence Blanchard Score Composer
Ice Cube Producer,Screenwriter
Douglas Curtis Co-producer
Frank Davis Asst. Director
Frank Davis Asst. Director
Michael Gruber Executive Producer
Kimberly Hardin Casting
Dina Lipton Production Designer
Sue Lomino Set Decoration/Design
Elena Maganini Editor
Keith Neely Art Director
Christopher S. Nushawg Set Decoration/Design
Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
DJ Pooh Screenwriter
Jacki Roach Costumes/Costume Designer
Suzette Sheets Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Calender of Events
1. Main Title/"Today Is Next Friday" [4:06]
2. To Rancho Cucamonga [3:55]
3. Welcome to the Neighborhood [5:43]
4. All in the Family/ D'Wana [6:07]
5. The Player [2:59]
6. An Urgent Message [2:18]
7. Karla and Chico [3:39]
8. Puff Puff Give [3:36]
9. Table Dance/ A Delivery [5:09]
10. Pinky's [2:58]
11. Baby D [5:55]
12. Smoke Break [3:58]
13. Craig Meets Pinky [4:47]
14. Fired [5:36]
15. Craig's Plan. [6:21]
16. Inside the Jokers' [5:07]
17. Day-Day & Roach in Trouble [7:01]
18. Rescue Mission [8:59]
19. Movin' On Up [2:29]
20. End Credits [7:11]

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