The 1994 Snoop Dogg-starring film "Murder Was the Case" will be released Tuesday (May 15) on DVD. Previously issued on VHS, the Death Row/Suge Knight Films release has been out of print for more than
The 1994 Snoop Dogg-starring film "Murder Was the Case" will be released Tuesday (May 15) on DVD. Previously issued on VHS, the Death Row/Suge Knight Films release has been out of print for more than four years.
"Murder Was The Case," written and directed by Dr. Dre, is based on the song of the same name from Snoop's 1993 album "Doggystyle." It stars the rapper as himself, and follows his exploits as he is shot and makes a deal with the devil to survive.
Bonuses on the DVD are videos for Snoop songs "Midnight Love" and "Head Doctor," both from the recently released Death Row collection, "Dead Man Walkin'." Also included is television footage of the rapper on "Soul Train," the American Music Awards, and "Saturday Night Live," as well as the "director's cut" of the video for Dr. Dre and Ice Cube's "Natural Born Killaz." With a running time of 72 minutes, the DVD carries a suggested retail price of $19.95.
"This was Snoop's first movie and it was also the first piece of directing done by Dr. Dre," Death Row founder Suge Knight said in a statement. "Both of them were on Death Row and on top of their game at the time. This is a real piece of rap history that is still important, saying something real, today."
Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre have since left the Death Row fold and founded their own labels, Dogghouse Records and Aftermath, respectively. Last year, Death Row released the "Dead Man Walkin'" compilation of tracks leftover from Snoop's days with the label, just as the rapper was releasing his latest studio set, "Tha Last Meal," via Master P's No Limit label.