'Who Killed Tupac?'
(2-Disc DVD / NR / 2018 / LGF)
Overview: In this investigative series, noted civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump sets out to find out the answer to one of the entertainment world's greatest mysteries: Who killed Tupac Shakur?
DVD Verdict: 'Who Killed Tupac?' is an incredible and highly indepth six-hour limited series, focusing on the investigation, twenty years after the death of the prolific and influential rapper and actor, Tupac Shakur.
But, be assured of one thing that that is at no point in this thrilling, and eye-opening documentary do they actual come up with a sustainable, and better yet, truthful answer.
The documentary (which has a nice running time of 252 minutes) is part of a recent surge in projects attempting to explain the reason behind Shakur’s fatal shooting at the intersection of Flamingo and Koval on Sept. 7th, 1996. Indeed, what sets 'Who Killed Tupac?' apart from the others is that civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who’s represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice, claims he’s approaching the case from scratch.
The trouble is, when you begin with the assumption that Metro didn’t care about Shakur’s murder because of his race, isn’t any “investigation” already tainted?
At one point, Crump seems to cast blame on Suge Knight, the former UNLV defensive lineman who owned Shakur’s record label and was driving the car into which the fatal bullets were fired.
“When Suge Knight made that left turn to get away from the gunfire,” Crump says, “he also left the crime scene open to the heavy traffic that night, which would make it very difficult for police to gather physical evidence from the scene.”
That aside, and in a particularly poignant moment, rapper E.D.I. Mean, Shakur’s friend who was in the car behind Knight’s, meets Chris Carroll, who was the first Metro officer on the scene of the shooting.
For the first time, the two get to share their perspectives: E.D.I.’s that he and his friends were treated as suspects because of their race; Carroll’s that he kept his gun drawn because he had no idea what he’d stumbled upon.
The result is the sense of mutual understanding that they’d been seeking for more than two decades. That said, and again, don't expect anything new with regard answers for there just isn't any, sorry. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.