Yes, it has been 25 years since the urban cinema classic Juice came out in theaters.
No Black Cinema DVD or Blu-Ray collection is complete without a copy of Ernest R. Dickerson’s 1992 film. The movie captured the energy of Hip-Hop at the time with a DJ, “Q,” being the central character. The film also introduced us to the acting talents of Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur.
Shakur’s “Bishop” character became a case-study on mental health in the hood and proved that ‘Pac was truly a once in a lifetime talent. Now, 25 years later, the movie is being celebrated with a re-release on DVD featuring behind-the-scenes footage that has never been shared before.
In one clip, we have the cast reminiscing on working with ‘Pac and just how crazy he was in real life.
“You piss Pac off, he’s gone, we don’t know where he’s at,” said Jermain Hopkins, who played “Steel.” “He left the set. He might be arguing with the guys down the street that run the neighborhood.”
The clip also gives a glimpse of ‘Pac’s funny side as he does a spot-on Tony Montana impersonation.
The Juice re-release hits stores on June 6, just weeks before the highly-anticipated Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me hits theaters on June 25.