If your 10 bucks went to the $116 million “8 Mile” made at the box office, then you know that some of the most entertaining scenes in the Eminem flick were the rap battles.
Come March 18, you’ll be able to revisit those lyrical face-offs when the “8 Mile” DVD hits stores. Included in the 25 minutes of deleted scenes from the movie will be five spontaneous rap battles between Eminem and audience extras, shot during the making of the movie (click for photos from the movie ).
Director Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential”) introduces and describes the scenes, according to a Universal Pictures spokesperson.
And if that’s not intriguing enough, the DVD will also be the only place to see Eminem’s video for his latest single, “Superman,” which features a cameo from porn star Gina Lynn.
The DVD won’t include the videos for “Lose Yourself” or 50 Cent’s “Wanksta,” two of the “8 Mile” soundtrack’s biggest hits, but it will feature a documentary called “The Making of ’8 Mile’.”
The movie, which also features Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer and Kim Basinger, made $51 million the weekend it opened in November, the highest debut ever for a first-time lead actor (see ” ’8 Mile’ Goes The Distance With Record-Breaking Opening Weekend” ).
For more on Eminem and “8 Mile,” check out “Eminem: His ’8 Mile’ Journey.”