Watch Tupac Shakur Shine in Newly Released Alternate Ending for 'Juice'

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Tupac in the 1992 film Juice.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hip hop classic Juice, director, Ernest R. Dickerson, has released the alternate ending to the movie's climactic finish. 

The original ending portrayed Tupac Shakur's character Bishop and Omar Epps' Q engage in a bloody skirmish on a city rooftop. After Q knocks Bishop over the edge of the rooftop, he attempts to grab his hand to keep his friend from falling. Unable to maintain his grip, Q watches his homie take a gruesome fall. 

For the alternate ending, Bishop is once again fighting to maintain Q's grip. As he struggles to hold on, he's startled by the sounds of police sirens closing in on them. Rather than pull his way up, Bishop concedes, because he refuses to spend his life in prison.

"He hears the cops coming and he stops struggling... and he lets go," says Dickerson, looking back on the agonizing scene. "It was just an attitude that showed that Bishop wasn't a punk. He was a force that really had to be reckoned with in the right way."

In addition to the alternate ending, the 25th anniversary edition of Juice -- which is out today on DVD and Blu-ray -- will feature unseen footage, interviews from Dickerson, producer David Heyman and the film's stars Omar Epps, Khalil Kain and Jermaine Hopkins. 

Watch the alternate ending below.