Late hip-hop icon 2Pac’s life story is headed to Digital HD and Blu-ray. Film company Lionsgate has revealed the All Eyez On Me release dates.
Barring any setbacks, the flick’s coming to home media beginning just after mid-August.
The untold story of one of the most influential hip-hop musicians of all time, All Eyez on Me arrives on Digital HD August 22 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD September 5 from Lionsgate. The home entertainment release of All Eyez on Me features all-new bonus content, including featurettes chronicling the making of the film, a look at Demetrius Shipp, Jr.’s transformation into Tupac, exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, deleted scenes, and cast audition tapes. All Eyez on Me will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.
Earlier this month, G-Unit’s Young Buck revealed he came close to landing a starring role.
“I think the guy that played Pac, we need to check his birth certificate. People don’t know this, but I was supposed to play Pac. I was supposed to play Tupac Shakur. I didn’t get as far as reading the scripts and things of that nature, but I actually was lined up or one of those guys that was considered to play 2Pac.” (DJ Smallz Eyez)
In June, director John Singleton dished out his personal All Eyez On Me issues.
“They just made a movie, they didn’t think of it as a cultural event. They didn’t think of it in terms of something that affected our generation. People who are younger, who don’t really understand the legacy of Tupac Amaru Shakur, they just go to a movie and they see a rap star. But dude was much more than a rap star. So that’s why I’m really upset. And then these cats get on the radio and start disparaging my name – 50 [Cent] came out and had my back. ‘I saw this, y’all need to apologize to John.'” (V-103)
Days prior, New York rapper 50 Cent ripped the 2Pac biopic with some savage trolling.