'Rap Battle' Extras Bolster '8 Mile' DVD
Along with the blockbuster feature film, the DVD release of the Eminem-starring film "8 Mile" will include several extra "rap battle" scenes that were not included in the original motion picture. DueAlong with the blockbuster feature film, the DVD release of the Eminem-starring film "8 Mile" will include several extra "rap battle" scenes that were not included in the original motion picture. Due March 18 from Universal Studios Home Video, the disc will boast five additional spontaneous rap battles featuring Eminem and audience extras that were shot for the film.
Also included on the DVD will be "The Making of '8 MILE'" documentary featurette, and the music video for Eminem's "Superman," which appears on the film's Shady/Interscope soundtrack. The DVD will carry a suggested retail price of $26.98 and will be available in both censored and uncensored versions.
Directed by Curtis Hanson ("Wonder Boys"), "8 Mile" stars Eminem as Jimmy Smith, Jr., a character based on his own Detroit upbringing. Co-starring Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer, and Brittany Murphy, the film opened at No. 1 at the U.S. box office in November.
The "8 Mile" album, which featured tracks by multiple tracks by Eminem and 50 Cent, as well as songs by Macy Gray and Nas, among others, was the No. 2 soundtrack of 2002 on Billboard's year-end Top Soundtracks chart. The set led The Billboard 200 for five non-consecutive weeks, while Eminem's lead single, "Lose Yourself," was the top cut on Billboard's Hot 100 for 12 weeks running.