WriterHannah Blue, Andrew Markell, Tim Story Release date1999 GenresHorror, Action Film, Thriller, Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Action Thriller, Crime Thriller CastSnoop Dogg (Preacher Caleb), Big Pun (Crow (as Big Punisher)), Ice-T (Narrator), Fat Joe (Terror), T. J. Storm (King), Vincent Klyn (Shadow) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, The Collector, Taken 3, John Wick, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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Urban menace trailer 1999
Urban Menace is a 1999 "black horror" film directed by Albert Pyun and starring Snoop Dogg, Big Pun, Ice-T and Fat Joe.
After a church burning in which a preacher and his family are killed, the preacher's insane ghost (Snoop Dogg) starts killing off the members of the gang responsible.
Director Pyun shot Urban Menace simultaneously with the Wrecking Crew and Corrupt in a derelict factory in Eastern Europe, originally intending Urban Menace and The Wrecking Crew as sections of a single film; the producers decided to make two films. The budget only permitted two stuntmen, making deaths repetitive. Pyun often superimposed the stars' faces onto stand-ins. Half the finished film was lost in transit, requiring substitution of rough duplicate footage; large parts of Urban Menace are in black and white and the photography is often blurry.
The movie was regarded as low-quality; the DVD provides an option of skipping it and simply listening to Ice-T rapping. However, one critic praises the hip-hop and rap soundtrack and crisp sound effects.