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Def Poetry - Season 1
Def Poetry - Season 1
Actors: Stan Lathan, Danny Hoch, Russell Simmons, Jessica Care Moore, Mos Def
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2004     2hr 0min

PRODUCED BY RUSSELL SIMMONS AND HOSTED BY MOS DEF, THIS GROUNDBREAKING HBO SERIES PRESENTS POETRY FOR THE HIP-HOP GENERATION.

     
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Actors: Stan Lathan, Danny Hoch, Russell Simmons, Jessica Care Moore, Mos Def
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/31/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Food 4 the Soul
Jose R. Fabrega | 09/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I caught this show on HBO by chance and became a fan instantly. If you are a person who appreciates any kind of art form, you will find true value in these performances. These poems are a window into the different cultures in our world and they allow you to relate to and understand other people and ourselves. This season has 4 episodes. However, I encourage you to also get Season 2 particularly (I have up until Season 3). On Episode 2 Danny Hoch did a piece on 9/11. Simply outstanding! It was at once somber, funny, sarcastic, introspective, sad, in short the most brilliant performance. Same goes to a performance by "Black Ice" which was Hip-Hop, yet anti-gangsta... awesome!! Beau Sia is also incredible with a hyperbolic performance about the "Asian Invasion". They alone make it a must have for anyone with an appreciation for poetry. I must warn you language can be explicit at times."
Dvd collection "must have"
Courtney Aycock | 09/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is wonderful and gives proof that the spoken word is the strongest force out there. Russell Simmons has truly captured and presented a raw form of unbelievable talent of everyday people and those more notable. These poets will touch and pierce your very soul and leave you laughing, crying, mad and happy. After the first episode, you will be hooked."
TWO THUMBS UP!
C. C. Moore | Memphis, Tennessee United States | 09/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, I got this DVD because I am a poet myself and it really caught my eye walking through the video store. I just viewed it and I recommend any poet or any fan of poetry should watch this DVD...all the poets in this DVD, including Cedric the Entertainer and Dave Chappelle were absolutely amazing...it's Spoken Word and I give it TWO THUMBS UP!"
Def Poets ROCK!
J. Brooks | Texas | 12/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the best shows to ever be seen on HBO. This DVD only has 4 episodes, but it shows that spoken word is definately going somewhere. I didn't fast-forward through any of the poems, which means none of them were stupid or boring. I absolutely love this DVD and would recommend this to ANYBODY who likes Def Poetry...You MUST buy it! It's definately not a waste of money!"