The Academy Award-nominated film comes to Blu-Ray. John Singleton's was only 24 when he made his directorial debut with this sobering tale of life in South Central Los Angeles. Teenager Tre Styles and his friends have it tough growing up in a neighborhoodravaged by gang violence. While his father tries to impart wisdom to him, Tre struggles to walk the straight path that so many of his friends have strayed from. Even though BOYZ spawned a whole sub genre of films dealing with inner city violence, Singleton adeptly tackles a myriad of issues that aren't just confined to the African-American community. With a gripping story and intense performances by Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, and Lawrence Fishburne, BOYZ remains as much a cultural phenomena of a film asit did in its debut two decades previously.