Chi-Raq DVD

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After a child is accidentally killed in a gang shooting, a group of women led by Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) organize against the ongoing violence in Chicago's Southside: They will withhold sex from their men until they agree to lay down their arms. Lysistrata's lover, rapper/gang leader Demetrius (Nick Cannon) - nicknamed Chi-Raq - retaliates by intensifying his feud with gang lord Cyclops (Wesley Snipes). Lysistrata's movement challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world, and raises tensions in the already violent neighbourhood.... Chi-Raq is an incendiary film about gang culture and gun control in the US, directed by Academy-Award® winner Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X) and also features an A-list cast including John Cusack, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson. [show more]

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Released
09 January 2017
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Precision Pictures 
Classification
Runtime
122 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
5060262854983 
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Spike Lee directs this satirical musical drama based on the classical Greek comedy 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes, in which women deny their husbands sex in order to punish them for fighting in the Peloponnesian War. In the present day, the same measure is taken by a group of women, organised by Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris), after a gang shooting in Chicago's Southside leads to the death of a child. As Lysistrata's movement takes aim at the conceptions of sex and race and the nature of violence in America and beyond, the gang war waged between Demetrius (Nick Cannon) and Cyclops (Wesley Snipes) intensifies. The star-studded cast also includes Jennifer Hudson, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. After a child is accidentally killed in a gang shooting, a group of women led by Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) organize against the ongoing violence in Chicago's Southside: They will withhold sex from their men until they agree to lay down their arms. Lysistrata's lover, rapper/gang leader Demetrius (Nick Cannon) - nicknamed Chi-Raq - retaliates by intensifying his feud with gang lord Cyclops (Wesley Snipes). Lysistrata's movement challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world, and raises tensions in the already violent neighbourhood. Chi-Raq is an incendiary film about gang culture and gun control in the US, directed by Academy-Award® winner Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X) and also features an A-list cast including John Cusack, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson.Language: EnglishNumber of discs: 1