Get Out appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. As expected, the movie presented strong visuals.
Overall definition seemed good. A few interiors showed a smidgen of softness, but those elements remained modest, as the film usually appeared accurate and concise. Jagged edges and moiré effects didn’t mar the presentation, and I saw no edge haloes. Outside of one tiny speck, print flaws also failed to appear.
In terms of palette, Get Out went with a standard orange and teal orientation. Within stylistic choices, the hues seemed well-depicted. Blacks were dark and dense, and low-light shots gave us good clarity. I felt pleased with this transfer.
As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, it offered a mostly typical horror movie soundscape. This meant a fair amount creepy atmosphere and occasional “jolt moments”. Along with good stereo music, the soundfield was able to open things up in a satisfying manner that embellished the story; the mix didn’t dazzle, but it worked fine.
Audio quality was always good. Music appeared full and rich, while effects demonstrated nice clarity and accuracy. Speech was natural and distinctive throughout the film. Again, this wasn’t a heavily active track, but it made sense for the story.
As we shift to extras, we open with an audio commentary from writer/director Jordan Peele. He offers a running, screen-specific look at influences, story/characters, cast and performances, music, social issues and related topics.
Peele gives us a lively look at his film via this involving commentary. He covers the requisite subjects well and mixes in a little humor along the way. Peele brings us a fine chat.
11 Deleted Scenes fill a total of 23 minutes, three seconds. Many of these extend existing sequences, and we also get some alternate lines, most of which come from the Rod character. They’re fun but not important.
We can view these scenes with or without commentary from Peele. He tells us basics about the clips and lets us know why they didn’t make the film, so he covers the snippets well.
An Alternate Ending goes for three minutes, 39 seconds. It offers a darker, less crowd-pleasing finale, one that might be more realistic but also one that would send home viewers on a less happy note. Though I like bleak finales, I prefer the cheerier finish in the theatrical version.
The “Alternate Ending” also comes with optional commentary from Peele. He explains the origins of this version – the original conclusion – and tells us why he changed it. Peele presents nice insights into the scene and why it didn’t make the film.
Unveiling the Horror of Get Out goes for eight minutes, 50 seconds. It features Peele, producers Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick, and actors Allison Williams, Betty Gabriel, Bradley Whitford, Marcus Henderson, Daniel Kaluuuya.
“Unveiling” looks at the film’s origins and development, story/characters, Peele’s work as a first-time director, and themes. Some decent notes emerge, but most of the piece seems superficial – and it comes with scads of spoilers, so don’t watch it if you’ve not already seen the film.
Finally, we get a Q&A Discussion. During this five-minute, 28-second reel, we hear from Peele, Kaluuya, Williams, and actor Lil Rel Howery. They give us a few movie-related basics in this passable overview.
The disc opens with ads for Split, The Mummy (2017), Sleepless, The Bye Bye Man, Cult of Chucky and Incarnate. No trailer for Get Out appears here.
A second disc presents a DVD copy of Out. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
Never would I expect comedian Jordan Peele to make his directorial debut with a horror tale, and the film’s high quality becomes an even bigger surprise. Get Out delivers a rich, clever and entertaining tale that allow it to become much better than the usual genre flick. The Blu—ray provides good picture and audio along with some useful supplements. Get Out> turns into one of 2017’s most pleasant surprises.