From his early appearances on record with Digital Underground to his popular and influential solo albums, Tupac Shakur was a rap phenomenon, and one of the pioneers of gangsta rap. Though often attacked by the media (and D... more »an Quayle) for his "thug" lifestyle, Tupac's life and art were filled with complexities that his detractors either did not see or just ignored in order to have a villain or a more sensational story. THUG IMMORTAL is an intimate look at Tupac's life told through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his close friends, revealing an artist who grew up a thug, but one who soon tired of that lifestyle and its trappings, revealing a Tupac far different from the one most of America knows. Synopsis A timely profile of the perilous life and mysterious death of gangsta rapper and nascent actor Shakur, including interviews with showbiz colleagues and exclusive personal footage of the star.« less
"THIS MOVIE WAS A GOOD MOVIE I THINK BECAUSE IT SHOWED ACTUAL HOME VIDEO OF TUPAC IN THE DAY'S OF DIGITAL UNDERGROUND. YOU HEAR AND SEE THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL RAPPER. THE MOVIE CONTAINS INTERVIEW'S WITH ACTUAL FRIENDS ABOUT ACTUAL EVENTS THAT OCCURED IN THE LIFE OF TUPAC. THEY SHOW WHERE HE LIVED WHEN TIMES WEREN'T THAT GOOD FOR HIM. THE CD INTERVIEW WAS GOOD. YOU HERE A SIDE OF TUPAC THAT IS REAL, HE AINT FRONTING ON NOTHING AND AIN'T HOLDING NOTHING BACK. HE SOUND SO SERIOUS AND CONFIDENT. IT IS A SHAME HE DIED (R.I.P TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR). I WOULD RECOMEND THIS VIDEO TO ANYONE WHO KNEW WHAT TYPE OF APERSON TUPAC REALLY WAS AND LIKED HIM."
Trust me, This Video/DVD sucks.
J.G. | 03/03/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Im a huge 2Pac fan, and Im here to tell ya' dont waste your money on this video/DVD. Its basically just no-thrills video footage of some old friends of Pacs from Baltimore, hanging around their neighborhood talking about Pac, some of their memories are funny and its amusing watching them clown around telling their stories, but most of it is entirely forgettable. Theres a few home made video segments that Pac and his boys took of each other back in the day, but nothing too great. If youre a crazy Pac fan that must own everything with his name attached to it, then go ahead and buy this Video/DVD. But, if youre just a big fan of Pacs who wants to pick up a video/DVD about him, I recommend the Tupac Movie documentary "Tupac/Resurrection" which is really a must own for any real 2Pac fan. Also although not all about just Tupac himself "welcome to Death Row" is interesting to watch, but do yourself a favor and save your money rather then spend it on this video/DVD. Trust me people, this video/DVD sucks, dont believe any of the reviews that said it was great or whatever. Pac himself would be the first to blast on this video/DVD saying that its garbage."
A. Parker | uk | 02/25/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What a terrible DVD, I love the man and the legend that is Tupac but this offers nothing in terms of content and the picture and sound quality is dreadful.The Pac soundbites that come in throughout the DVD is taken from various VIBE interviews, if this is of interest then buy the book 'Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971-1996' which contains the interviews in full, is a lot better and provides far more insight into Tupacs life.His so called friends on the DVD are all more interested in trying to take credit for Tupac and seem to all think they are better rappers despite they look like the sort of people you see hanging out at 7/11's but they are at least 30. They all judge the value of Tupacs friendship in terms of what they could get off him for free and none of them have the aura and talent that Tupac has and continues to have.The Suge Knight interview is ok but the DVD is just another rip off for the fans of the great man.Whoever got paid off this needs to take a long look in the mirror, they are in danger of tarnishing Pacs image with dross like this.Buy at your own risk - I wanted to give it 0 out of 5 but couldnt!"
Good Documentary About Tupac's Early Life
unraveler | Nevada | 08/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I liked this documentary, even if it gets a bit slow at times. It tells of Tupac's hard life as a child and adolescent. He was born in New York, but the family moved around a lot, ending up in Marine county in northern California. Tupac's mother was a former Black Panther, released from prison just before giving birth to Tupac. As everybody knows, Tupac's first name is due to Leftist Tupac Amaru guerilla's fighting in Peru. The people interviewed, with the exception of Suge Knight, are not nationally known, but there was not much one could do about it, if one wanted a thorough documentary about Tupac's life as a young adult in northern Cali. He did not hobnob with a lot of nationally known people, so you are left with interviewing those who actually knew him.I enjoyed the documentary, especially those moments (unfortunately they were rather rare) that showed the footage of Tupac. Suge Knight gave a very good interview, and I suppose that the price of having him in this film was that neither "Bloods," nor "MOB Pirus" are mentioned. But there is a reference to Orlando Anderson as a "notorious Crip" and the footage of what happened in Las Vegas following the Tyson fight, when Tupac and his friends apparently assaulted Anderson, who it is said, refused to press charges when approached by the police.
Finally, there is a story of the shooting of Tupac and his death in the hospital.The video lacks a flashy production, and the camera work may be less than outstanding at times, but it does give you an insight into Tupac's origins and character. There are many ironies in life. In this case, a New Yorker was transplanted to northern California, ended up in prison, was bailed out, and came to represent southern California gangsta culture. There are two classes of people who occasionally grow to lofty heights in a foreign soil--great tyrants and great artists. Tupac personified the latter."
"A great tribute to the The Thug Lord 2pac"
unraveler | 04/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As an expert in 2pac's life and work, this video is one of the greatest biographies about 2pac, and the best out in the market. There are images of his teen years, hustling in the streetz of New York with his homiez, mackin' girls, smokin' blunts, this video shows it all. There is alot of interviews of people who knew Pac, and that is the only bad part about this video, it gets a lil boring, but in general IT IS A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATION. Watch and learn, from OUR LORD MAKAVELI..."