A New Documentary explores Biggie and Tupac

A hit at the Sundance Film Festival, the new documentary Biggie and Tupac is making its way to DVD this spring.

Directed by Nick Broomfield, the acclaimed and controversial filmmaker of such other documentary exposés as Kurt & Courtney and Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam, “Biggie and Tupac” opened in U.S. theaters shortly after the anniversary of these rap superstars’ deaths. Delving into the still unsolved murders of Wallace and Shakur, the film presents the story of two great friends who eventually became arch enemies. Filmed with the cooperation of ex-LAPD detective Russell Poole, “Biggie and Tupac” also features the one figure who could give him the kind of extensive access he needed for film: Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother. In what The Los Angeles Times describes as the “most frightening moment in movies this year,” Broomfield also captures a chilling in-prison interview with Death Row Records mogul Marion “Suge” Knight.

The DVD contains additional content not seen in the original film release, including commentary by Nick Broomfield, never-before-seen footage, 15 additional scenes introduced by Broomfield, Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur discographies, follow-up interview with Broomfield, and crew/character biographies.

Arriving for retail on April 29th, the DVD will be priced at $19.95.

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