Blumhouse Productions’ hit thriller “Get Out,” from the mind of Jordan Peele, now has a home box-office release date. The film was a runaway hit in theaters earlier this year, and made Peele the first African-American writer/director to cross $100 million at the box office with a debut film. “Get Out” will land on Digital HD on May 9, 2017 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 23rd (Amazon $24). The film will be released through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Known as the best reviewed movie of 2017 on Rotten Tomatoes to date, the dark and unsettling break-out hit is deeply relevant to modern day topics, captivating audiences with thrilling conflicts and danger at every turn. The home box-office release will offer a chilling alternate ending, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
The film follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario), a young African-American man, and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, “Girls”), a young white woman, who have been dating for several months. The story picks up after Rose invites him for a weekend getaway upstate at her family’s upstate home with her parents Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods). 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 could have never imagined.
The film debuted at number-one at the box-office back in February with an amazing $33M opening. The film went on to gross over $156M domestically, and $167M worldwide. The film toppled “The LEGO Batman Movie,” which was number-one of the charts for the previous three-weeks. The thriller also helped push “Fifty Shades Darker,” and “John Wick: Chapter Two” farther down on the domestic charts.