'All Eyez on Me' debuts on home video

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Here are this week's hottest home video releases:

All Eyez on Me

Demetrius Shipp sinks into the role of the iconic media mogul Tupac Shakur, nailing his look, mannerisms and voice in this gritty biopic, which tracks his rise to fame. Director Benny Boom toes the line between paying tribute to the fallen legend, while also exploring his flaws, including his many run-ins with the law. Dominic L. Santana and Suge Knight deliver standout performances as Suge Knight and Snoop Dogg. Extras include deleted scenes, Shipp's audition footage and a featurette on his transformation for the role.

Band Aid

Zoe Lister-Jones directs and stars in this indie gem about a couple struggling to cope with the crumbling of their relationship by forming a musical act. She fashions a convincing, lived-in dynamic with co-star Adam Pally, who plays her character's checked-out husband. Cutting relationship observations, witty lyrics and passionate performances make the film a  winner. Deleted scenes, outtakes and a music video make up the special features.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut 4K

Director Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic, set for a sequel treatment this year, stars Harrison Ford as an agent tasked to track down four escaped robots who masquerade as humans. Gritty action, thought-provoking themes and excellent practical effects -- which are mesmerizing in 4K resolution -- continue to make the film relevant 35 years after release. The set is stacked with extras, ranging from deleted scenes, commentary, cast interviews and deep dives into the story and themes.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Adapted from Rebecca Skloot's nonfiction book, Rose Byrne and Oprah Winfrey star in a tale of an unassuming woman who becomes the focal point of important medical breakthroughs, including the creation of the Polio vaccine. After researchers harvested Henrietta Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951, they led to a series of impressive discoveries. Byrne plays a journalist who tries to piece together the woman's life story, along with her daughter (Winfrey).

Just Shoot Me: The Complete Series

David Spade, Wendie Malick, Laura San Giacomo and George Segal formed an enduring nucleus for one of TV's most popular sitcoms from 1997 to 2003. Set at a fashion magazine at which the cynical staffers traded incisive barbs, the show's wicked humor holds up. Episode commentaries, covers of the fictional magazine and cast and writer interviews fill out the extras.

Studios provided review screeners.

 

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