"Get Out" wants to get in your home.
Jordan Peele's blockbuster horror hit is gearing up for home video release, first on Digital HD on May 9, then on Blu-ray/DVD and in demand on May 23.
The Blu-ray/DVD editions will include making-of featurettes, deleted scenes and an alternate ending, all with audio commentary from Peele.
That alternate ending might be the most intriguing part of the release. In the final version of the movie, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) has escaped the hellscape of his girlfriend's house after they tried to transplant an older, white man's brain into his head. Chris ends up killing Rose and her entire family — when a cop car shows up. Luckily, it turns out to be his best friend Rod.
Peele has outlined what that ending would've been, telling Buzzfeed's "Another Round" podcast, "The cops actually come at the end. He gets locked up and taken away for slaughtering an entire family of white people and you know he's never getting out, if he doesn't get shot there on the spot."
The writer/director initially wanted to comment on the continuing racism in American society. "People were saying, 'We've got Obama, so racism is over, let's not talk about it,'" he said. "So the ending in that era was meant to say, look, 'You think race isn't an issue? Well at the end, we all know this is how this movie would end right here.'"
Peele wound up changing his mind to give the audience a hero. The final ending "gives us an escape, gives us a positive feeling when we leave this movie. [...] There's nothing more satisfying than seeing the audience go crazy when Rod shows up."
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