‘Juice’ Celebrates 25th Anniversary By Releasing First Blu-ray Edition With Special Features


(AllHipHop News) With his historic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, Tupac Shakur’s legacy continues to be honored around the world.

Another monumental moment in the rapper’s career came when Pac starred in Juice, his first major role in a feature film.

The 1992 Hip Hop classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and fans can now purchase the movie in Blu-ray form for the first time.

New interviews with director Ernest R. Dickerson and producer David Heyman as well as actors Omar Epps, Khalil Kain, and Jermaine Hopkins are part of the Blu-ray package.

Viewers will also get to see Dickerson’s original ending and hear the filmmaker explain the reasons the movie was changed prior to its theatrical debut.

Other Blu-ray features include:

  • Commentary by director Ernest R. Dickerson
  • You’ve Got the Juice Now—A look back at the making of the film featuring brand new interviews with director Ernest R. Dickerson, producer David Heyman and actors Omar Epps, Khalil Kain and Jermaine Hopkins.  The piece details Dickerson’s struggle to remain true to his original vision, his desire to cast fresh new talent, the challenges of shooting on location in Harlem, and the reasons why the film’s ending was changed.
  • The Wrecking Crew—The film’s surviving lead actors talk about how they came to be cast in the film and the bonds they immediately formed with one another.  They additionally share stories about Tupac Shakur’s drive, authenticity and unmistakable genius, as well as their delight at getting to work with Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and Cindy Herron.
  • Sip the Juice: The Music—Explores the essential role that music plays in the film.  Features vintage interviews with the Shocklee brothers about their score, as well as Erik B, EPMD, and members of Cypress Hill speaking about their contributions to the unforgettable soundtrack and why they chose to be a part of the film.
  • Stay in the Scene: The Interview—Vintage interview with the four lead cast members on set.  The piece demonstrates their rapport as they discuss the importance of the film and its message.
  • Photo Gallery—Unit photographer Adger Cowans’ photos taken on set.

The Juice 25th anniversary edition will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 6 and on Digital HD on June 13.