Hype Williams’ DMX & Nas Team Up BELLY Debuts On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray January 24th!

Featuring legendary performances from rappers Nas and DMX, Belly arrives for the first time for fans to experience in Ultra High Definition with two ways to add this title to your library. Best Buy will exclusively offer a 4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital SteelBook and a 4K Ultra HD™ release available everywhere on January 24 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Hype Williams — Award for Achievement in Music Videos at the 30th annual EnergaCamerimage Cinematography Festival (2022), MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (2003) — Belly will be available in a SteelBook exclusively at Best Buy, and available in a 4K Ultra HD release everywhere January 24th.

Street Date: 1/24/23
4K Ultra HD™ + Blu-ray™ + Digital Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook®
4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital

Captivating performances by legendary rappers Nas and DMX propel director Hype Williams’s gritty, visually dazzling urban crime-thriller now presented in this 25th anniversary edition. As gang leader Tommy (DMX) looks to expand his turf by dealing a new form of heroin, his friend Sincere (Nas) dreams of escaping the gangster life with his girlfriend and baby daughter. After a drug house operated by Tommy is raided, he and Sincere — now pursued by both the police and rival gangs — each find themselves on a course that will either lead to redemption or ruin.


  • Nasir “Nas” Jones (GRAMMY Award® winner, John QPopstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, TV’s “Hawaii Five-0”)
  • Earl “DMX” Simmons (GRAMMY Award nominee, Romeo Must DieExit WoundsBeyond the Law)
  • Taral Hicks (Aunt Bam’s PlaceKing of Newark franchise, TV’s “Chase Street”)
  • Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins (GRAMMY Award winner, TV’s “Black Dynamite,” “Days of Our Lives”)
  • Clifford “Method Man” Smith (GRAMMY Award winner, TV’s “Power Book II: Ghost,” “Godfather of Harlem,” “Oz”)


  • Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Hype Williams
  • Spoken Word (Blu-ray™ Only)
  • Deleted Scene (Blu-ray Only)
  • “Grand Finale” Music Video (Blu-ray Only)

Year of Production: 1998
Title Copyright: Belly © 1998 Artisan Pictures Inc. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®, ™ & © 2023 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Catalog
Rating: Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug use
Genre: Crime, Drama
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: English and Spanish Subtitles, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 96 minutes
4K Ultra HD Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation, Dolby Vision
4K Ultra HD Audio: English Dolby Atmos
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 (1.85:1) Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos
Artist Information: Greg Ruth (SteelBook art); Barron Claiborne (National art)


Brandon is the host, producer, writer and editor of The Brandon Peters Show (thebrandonpetersshow.com). He is also the Moderator/MC of the Live Podcast Stage and on the Podcast Awards Committee for PopCon (popcon.us). In the past 10 years at Why So Blu, Brandon has amassed over 1,500 reviews of 4K, Blu-ray and DVD titles.

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