Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or in the Sunken Place) you’ve at least heard the buzz surrounding Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, the socially relevant shocker Get Out. If you haven’t experienced this masterpiece for yourself, you can finally see it via VOD on May 9th and/or bring Get Out home on Blu-ray & DVD on May 23rd.
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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.
As for what viewers can expect in the film’s alternate ending, Peele had previously revealed his intentions to end Get Out on a much darker note. The theatrical ending sees Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) rescued by his friend Rod (LilRel Howery) after a harrowing confrontation with his girlfriend and her family. Originally, Peele toyed with the idea of having Chris arrested, or worse, by police responding to the scene. Considering the director cites Night of the Living Dead as one of his primary influences for Get Out, we can probably expect something tragic.
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.