*The EXCLUSIVE clip shared below ONLY ON EURweb takes a dive into the preparation that went behind transforming Demetrius Shipp Jr. into Tupac Shakur, although he’s arguably already a spitting image.
SANTA MONICA, CA – 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.
A gritty narration of the late legend Tupac Shakur’s rise and fall, newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr. portrays Shakur, alongside Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead”) as Afeni Shakur, Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead, ” Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Leila Steinberg, and Kat Graham (“The Vampire Diaries,” 17 Again) as Jada Pinkett Smith. Character appearances from other ’90s hip-hop legends include Dr. Dre (Harold House Moore), Snoop Dogg (Jarett Ellis), Suge Knight (Dominic L. Santana), Notorious B.I.G. (Jamal Woolard), and more.
Directed by Benny Boom and written by Jeremy Haft & Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian, All Eyez on Me tells the true story of prolific rapper, actor, poet, and activist Tupac Shakur, from his early days in New York City through his evolution into one of the world’s most influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25.
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.
BLU-RAY / DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Deleted Scenes
- “Legends Will Never Die: The Making of All Eyes on Me” Featurette
- “Becoming Tupac” Featurette
- “All Eyez on Me Conversations” Featurette
- Demetrius Shipp, Jr. Audition
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- “Legends Never Die: The Making of All Eyes on Me” Featurette
- “Becoming Tupac” Featurette
Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: All Eyez on Me © 2017 Morgan Creek Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for Language Throughout, Drug Use, Violence, Some Nudity and Sexuality
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 140 Minutes
Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
Blu-ray™ Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
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