January 17th marked the 25th anniversary of the crime drama film Juice, which also marked the acting debut of Tupac Shakur. To celebrate the occasion, director Ernest R. Dickerson has released an alternate ending of the film.
As many know, the film ended as Bishop (2Pac) fell to his death off a roof, following a climactic fight with his former friend Q (played by Omar Epps), as Q — who was shot by Bishop — cannot hold him up. The alternate ending is similar, except that Bishop — after hearing the ominous sounds of police sirens coming for him — gives up and lets go of Q instead.
The 25th anniversary edition of Juice features more unseen footage, interviews from the film’s stars Omar Epps, Khalil Kain and Jermaine Hopkins, and more, is out now.
In related news, HBO will unveil a First Look on the 2Pac biopic All Eyez On Me, featuring interviews with the films cast and production members as well as behind-the-scenes footage. A clip has now been released, which features Demetrius Shipp Jr.’s audition tape for the role of ‘Pac.