From The Golden Age Of “In Da Hood” Movies - ‘Paid In Full’ Coming To Blu-Ray 9/24
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From The Golden Age Of “In Da Hood” Movies - ‘Paid In Full’ Coming To Blu-Ray 9/24


To be honest, I’m trying to remember if I saw this when it came out. Or is it just me?

I’m talking about director Charles Stone III’s urban drama, Paid in Full, released by Miramax back in the fall of 2002. That

was a busy year for Stone who also had, that very same year, the very popular and very successful Drumline.

As for Paid In Full, it was released at the tail end of the onslaught of “in da hood” dramas, but I don’t recall

the film making any sort of impact back then.

Starring  Mekhi

Phifer and Wood Harris the film is

about “Ace (played by Harris)… a restless teenager who envies the

high-rolling lifestyle of his drug-dealing friends. When he is overcome by the

desire for expensive cars and flashy clothes, he makes a move that will change

his life forever. Seduced by the allure of easy money in the illicit Harlem

underground, he uses his skills to quickly take control of the streets and

seize all the power that comes with it.

If that doesn’t jog your memory, then you’ll soon have

chance to see it again, as good as it’s ever looked, when Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases Paid in Full on blu-ray DVD

on Sept. 24.

So far no features or special extras have been announced

for the DVD and I don’t think any will be included with it.

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