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Get Out originally had a different - and much darker - ending

04.06.2017

Jordan Peele's horror movie GET OUT is breaking all kinds of records, so it's no surprise that the upcoming DVD is pulling out all the stops. What's most interesting, however, is the fact that film originally had a much darker, bleak ending. Here's what Peele had to say about it:

In the beginning when I was first making this movie the idea was, ‘OK, we’re in this post-racial world, apparently. That was the whole idea. People were saying, ‘We’ve got Obama so racism is over, let’s not talk about it.’ That’s what the movie was meant to address. Like look, you recognize this interaction. These are all clues, if you don’t already know, that racism isn’t over ... 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.’

It was very clear that the ending needed to transform into something that gives us a hero, that 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.

That makes sense. I imagine when he was originally writing this script, it was during the time people, like he said though racism was over because "Obama was president". But with everything that's happened since then - and the open racism that bubbled to the surface in the interim - a bit of hope and levity was very welcome. In fact, the way it ended was one of the things I really loved about the film.

Anyway, here are the other features we can expect:

Alternate Ending with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Unveiling the Horror of Get Out: Go behind-the-scenes for the making of Get Out

Q&A Discussion with Writer/Director Jordan Peele and the Cast: Director/Writer Jordan Peele sits down with the cast to answer fan questions on the film hosted by Chance the Rapper.

Sounds pretty stacked to me. I'll definitely check it out for sure.

Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Jordan Peele

Meanwhile, the GET OUT Blu-Ray/DVD will be available May 23rd.

Extra Tidbit: The scene where the girl eats the Fruit Loops makes me irrationally so angry.
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10:20PM on 04/06/2017
What this article doesn't mention is the planned ending was the police arresting him for murdering the family.
What this article doesn't mention is the planned ending was the police arresting him for murdering the family.
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12:12AM on 04/07/2017
That was 100% what I thought would happen! I hadn't had my expectations subverted like that in quite a while.
That was 100% what I thought would happen! I hadn't had my expectations subverted like that in quite a while.
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