OVERVIEW: To mark the film’s 25th anniversary, Paramount Home Media Distribution will release the film on Blu-ray for the first time ever on June 6, 2017, packed with brand new interviews with Dickerson, producer David Heyman (Harry Potter franchise), Epps, and fellow actors Khalil Kain and Jermaine Hopkins. The cast and crew look back on making the film, share heartfelt stories of working with Shakur, and reveal the influence that JUICE had on them both personally and professionally. The in-depth featurettes are also loaded with never-before-released footage of the cast on set and vintage interviews with Shakur, Queen Latifah, Cindy Herron of En Vogue, the Shocklee brothers, Eric B, EPMD, Cypress Hill and more. Along with a brand new commentary by the director, fans also will get to see the original ending and hear Dickerson detail the reasons that it was changed prior to the film’s theatrical debut. JUICE also will be released on DVD on June 6 and on Digital HD on June 13.
SYNOPSIS: A powerful morality tale steeped in 90s urban culture, JUICE marked the feature directorial debut of Spike Lee’s acclaimed cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson and the first starring roles for Omar Epps and an electrifying Tupac Shakur. 25 years later, the gritty and influential film continues to be celebrated for its realistic portrayal of Harlem life, the early New York hip hop scene, and the fate of four friends in pursuit of the power and respect they call the Juice.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English, English SDH, French and Spanish
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Feature film in high definition
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
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
photographer Adger Cowans’ photos taken on set.