Actor: The Notorious B.I.G.
Director: Peter Spirer
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary, African American Cinema
G     2007     2hr 5min

Profiles the rap musician through historical footage, an interview conducted shortly before his death, and recollections from friends and collaborators.


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Actor: The Notorious B.I.G.
Director: Peter Spirer
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Documentary, African American Cinema
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/28/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 5min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Great memories shared by some of his closest friends
Michael Dennis | Philadelphia, PA USA | 09/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Prolific hip-hop documentarian Peter Spirer (Thug Angel, Beef) delivers another fast-paced and stylish piece. The high points--rare home video footage of B.I.G. in candid moments; Memories by Matty C, Method Man, Easy Mo Bee and several childhood friends illuminate exactly what made him such a legendary emcee. and strictly UNBELIEVABLE footage of B.I.G.'s caravan leaving the Peterson Automotive museum literally seconds before he was shot. The downside is that there is absolutely NO MUSIC BY BIGGIE in the film at all. Interviews with Diddy and Ms. Wallace are glaringly absent. The bulk of this film is made up of outtakes of B.I.G. from the superior Rhyme and Reason. Even the bonus feature, LIVE FROM BEDFORD STUVESANT shows other kids freestyling, but whenever B.I.G. reaches for the mic, it fades to white. It seems likely that they have their own film projects in the works. So if you are a true Biggie fan, you will definitely want to cop this. Spirer definitely has the chops and cred to pull off the definitive documentary of Biggie, but without the participation of Bad Boy and Biggie's estate, it's impossible to give this 5 mics."
This is Bigger Than Life
Lamar | Lamar LA, CA, USA | 09/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Seldom seen home video footage, newly-released interview captured shortly before his death, footage of the crime scene, and recollections from such close friends and collaborators as Easy Mo Bee, Raekwon, Ditty, and Method Man, this comprehensive portrait of a hip hop superstar will have fans dusting off their old copies of Life After Death for another, nostalgic listen. Jason Buchanan"
A must see | usa | 03/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i was and still dig Biggie his story telling and overall vibe and the Brother was funny as well. this footage captures him busting freestyles on the street and offers reflections on his career, and during the Bad Boy era. it was sad just thinking about him not being around anymore. this documentary showcased so many sides to the Biggie Legacy. this is a must for any Biggie fan indeed. him and 2Pac are forever linked and this documentary touches on that and Biggie's old neighborhood and also reflections from his running crew,etc....."
Biggie Movie
S. Fabius | Stamford | 11/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was a bit more interesting then i expected because it goes throughout the whole story of big and not just the commercialized stories the public always display"