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Never Die Alone [DVD]
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 7 March 2005
i brought this film, merely because i was looking for a DMX film, as I'm a big fan. This was all that I could find that i hadn't seen, and sounded quite good. So i brought it and watched it, and what a choice! DMX really exels as King David, this is easily his best role, and proves he is one of the few rappers that can act.
Basically, King David (DMX) ran away from his hood. At the beginning of the film, he returns to this hood. Before long, he is atacked by two guys. A white writer takes him to hospital, where he dies. But then he is confronted by the doctor, who tells him King David has left him everything. David also told the writer that he had a son somewhere, and he would him to locate him. Among all of his things, is a collection of audio cassets, which king david has recorded, telling us about his life. The rest of the film is basically the cassets, king david narrates while we watch. The story also follows the guy who murdered him, and at the end it's all brought together with a big twist that you probably wont see coming.
Overall, this film kicks ass, so go get it!
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on 21 February 2014
This has always been in my opinion DMX's best performance. Always been one of my favorite's. Good supporting cast in David Arquette and Michael Ealy. Really no need to talk anymore about the movie itself. If you like it, you like it and if you don't, you don't. Going to cut right to the chase and talk about its blu-ray specs. The video quality is quite nice, details are fairly sharp but, could be a bit sharper, does have mild grain. Unlike what is stated on the Amazon.co.uk site of this release having a 1.78:1 ratio, it actually has a ratio of 2.35:1 which is extremely close to its original aspect ratio. It sports a very bright English DTS-HD 5.1 track, as well as an English DD 2.0, German DTS 5.0, Spanish DD 2.0 and subtitles to go along with each of the stated languages. Retains all of the special features that were on the original DVD release. Last but, not least this Blu-ray title is REGION FREE, which was great for me being that I reside in the USA. All in all this is a great title to add to your collection and is definitely worth importing if you have to like I did.
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on 12 May 2008
Aggressive & abrasive, with an excellent central performance from DMX.
Much more rounded & deeper, than say, Exit Wounds.
This is a serious, hard hitting movie with some disturbing scenes. There's some strong drug use/sexual scenes & graphic violence.
It's very reminiscent of Training Day in its look, tone & the central character of King David (DMX) has many parallel's to Denzel Washington's iconic Alonzo. If anything, King David is even more repellant with an appalling attitude to women - one of these unfortunate souls being the absoluteley delectable Jennifer Sky.

It's not action packed, but as in Training Day, the shootouts are short & sharp & bloody (in one scene VERY bloody).

Well acted all round, tight direction, with an appropriate soundtrack ala
Jackie Brown.

It's not all grim as without giving away too much, the movie's theme is Redemption...

Up there with Training Day, New Jack City, Boyz N The Hood & similiar urban thrillers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2011
a lot of bad language, violence and some sex but a good watch if thats your thing, I enjoyed it!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2005
With his compulsively slamming lyrics and king-of-the-world delivery, DMX intuitively echoed the projects-existentialism of the novelist Donald Goines for years. He's the perfect actor for the film adaptation of Goines's "Never Die Alone," directed with street-corner majesty by the cinematographer-turned-director Ernest Dickerson. DMX stars as the drug dealer King David, who pops up in the streets again after a long absence. Rolling into the frame in a player's classic - a late 70's Stutz Blackhawk - King David shrugs his way back into the hard-knock life. He quickly reaps what he sows and, mortally wounded, passes all his worldly goods to Paul (David Arquette), a scrambling white would-be writer. King David's estate includes an audio journal of his life, which provides flashbacks and a narrative-within-a-narrative that answers the shaken Paul's curiosity. It's the highlights of King David's high life that propel "Alone." Like all of Goines's heroes, King David is a scourge on the periphery, and the movie dramatizes his corrosive effect on the margins with savvy muscularity. Every life he touches he leaves in ruins - a need to deface beauty as a result of self-loathing is implicit, and DMX signals that motivation with sly hostility. To say that King David is the best part he's ever had is an understatement; he has never felt the need to inhabit a movie in this way before.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2005
That is but 1 word i could use to describe this film. I'm a big fan of X and this hits the spot it has it all. Deep story line with a twist. X plays David King a man on the run from his past. He gets into some heat with some dude called Moon some old pimp who loves money and be-atches. King travels for 10 years hiding from moon and realising all his mistakes in life. First thing is to return to the hood he ran away from. As it turns out everyone thought he was dead he pays his debts gets cocky and gets dead....... and then the story really begins. I would recomed this to anyone who likes the hip hop lifestyle or music and for anyone who like films with a twist. Also worth a mention it has a kick ass soundtrack!!!! check this out. not for the faint hearted
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on 23 December 2013
this was interesting.
it is worth watching if your a DMX fan.
not bad good movie.

a high drug and sex referenced movie.
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on 31 January 2009
I bought this dvd in 2007 and I still watch it to this day. Extremely good story line. I recommend!!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2005
It's based on a book by Donald Goines. Although i haven't read that particular book, seeing this movie a couple days ago, totally blew me away. A must see movie for 2005! 5 out of 5.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2005
though the film was only just over an hour it did grip me as it shows of how real type gangland can destroy lives from a long line.
good and gripping
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