Sunday, May 26, 2013

Endangered Species: A 20th Anniversary Retrospective of ‘Menace II Society’ (Part 8)

In honor of the 20th anniversary of ‘Menace II Society,’ I proudly present this multipart retrospective.  The current chapter is posted below.  To read the previous chapter, please click here.  Thank you, and enjoy! 

Part VIII: Hell Unleashed

Menace II Society had weathered the storm.  It survived post-riot angst, gang rivalries, jilted cast members and a tentative studio.  Now, the film was finally in the can.  It would be shipped out to theater projection rooms across the country.  There would be the usual round of test screenings and press screenings.  However, the real litmus test would the opening weekend.  May 26th, 1993 would be judgment day.  Just what was in store for those who dared purchase a ticket?