The frontrunner for horror movie of the year, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD next week, giving those who missed it during its theatrical run a chance to see what all the hubbub was about; it’ll also be a chance for those of us who already love the film to revisit the thrills, chills, and stabbing social relevance that make Get Out an instant classic.
When the DVD arrives on May 23rd, it will include an alternate ending, one we’ve already been warned will be much darker than the one in the film.
Among other things, the Blu-Ray and DVD editions of Get Out will feature deleted scenes and an alternate ending, all with commentary from Peele. Fans of the film know that its ending strikes a very delicate balance, so it should be interesting to see what else Peele had in mind at another point. There will also be a feature commentary and a behind-the-scenes making-of feature, along with a Q&A discussion of the film with Peele and the cast hosted by Chance the Rapper. Chance has made no bones about his love for Get Out, even buying out an entire theater in Chicago during its release weekend so others could see it for free.
Producers have released the alternate ending in advance of Get Out’s DVD release; I’ve just watched it—and I’m fucking stunned. It seems things could have gone worse for Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya) in this version, but not by much. It’s hard to hold back tears as you see the broken man he has become. If you can’t wait for the DVD, check out the alternate ending for yourself below. Just don’t blame us if it leaves you feeling emotionally gutted!
You can see Jordan Peele discussing this alternate ending in the video clip below, culled from an interview the filmmaker gave with Chris Hardwick. After that, check out the trailer, synopsis, and DVD cover art for Get Out.
Official Synopsis: Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.