Friday, July 29, 2016

Meet The Blacks hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD August 2

Beverly Hills isn't all that it's cracked up to be in Meet the Blacksarriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD, and On Demand August 2 from Lionsgate and Codeblack Films. When Carl Black comes into some unexpected money, he decides to give up his hustling lifestyle, take his family and leave Chicago behind, but...they realize they picked the worst time to move.The laugh-out-loud cast includes Mike Epps (The Hangover), Gary Owen (Ride Along), Zulay Henao (The Single Moms Club), Bresha Webb (Ride Along 2), Lil Duval ("BET's "ComicView"), Andrew Bachelor (Fifty Shades of Black,), DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street), with George Lopez (TV's "George Lopez") and Mike Tyson (The Hangover).
In a send-up of the hit franchise The Purge, Carl Black moves his family to Beverly Hills in hope of a better life, but their arrival coincides with the city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.
The home entertainment release of Meet the Blacks includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes, the "Hit the Gas" music video, "Don't Hate Wiring" parody commercial, and outtakes. Meet the Blacks will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
  • "The Making of Meet the Blacks" Featurette
  • "Hit the Gas" Music Video
  • Behind the Scenes of "Hit the Gas"
  • "Don't Hate Wiring!" Parody Commercial
  • Outtakes

My Thoughts

Meet the Blacks is a parody movie, mostly taking a poke at The Purge. In this film, Carl Black comes into some money and movies his family to Beverly Hills. Unfortunately, they arrive right at the start of the annual purge. They soon find themselves on the run from a bunch of crazy people in masks who are out for the blood, including a few members of the KKK.  With people attacking on all sides, but missing their target half the time, the family tries to find cover amidst a lot of slapstick comedy that will leave you laughing out loud.

I enjoyed the Purge, this this parody was 10 times better. I laughed so hard my sides hurt. I especially loved seeing George Lopez in the role of the president. Of course, you'll catch a few jokes geared at other movies along the way as well, but it's all in good fun. Sometimes you just need a good laugh, and if that's the case, this is the perfect film for you. It's a great comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously.