Get Out Blu-ray Review

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The Movie: 7/10
I think I liked this movie more when I watched it than I do now reflecting back on it. Is that a thing? Does that happen? I did enjoy the movie, the performances, the whole spooky vibe of it, and yet looking back on it as a memory I keep finding flaws. Hmmm I wonder what that means. Let’s focus on the good stuff first. I really really enjoyed our leading man, Daniel Kaluuya. He captured the emotions and the reactions that a person might actually have in such bizarre circumstances. I wanted him to survive the terror, and I was interested in the choices he was making. That doesn’t always happen in horror flicks. Sometimes I am along for the ride with a character just knowing they will either triumph or die horribly, but this time I felt invested in this guy, and that’s a bonus. The story is fine, but it’s nor an original theme. It’s about some awful people who want to push their closed-minded agenda onto the world in a very horrible and wretched way. That’s not new, and it is REAL in this world of humans. The thing that makes it stand out a bit is the way we are exposed to their agenda and their sickness of the mind. I would say the way it’s presented wins more points than the actual concept. We are lulled into an uneasy sense of security, but at the same the director has given every scene a kind of YIKES feeling that is very hard to explain. That kept me on edge, stimulated, and waiting for the payoff of just how YIKES it really was.

The best parts of this movie do win out over the less interesting ones. I guess that means my memory of it is better than I thought it was going to be. I am focusing on the moments like “the sunken place” and the strange behavior of many of the characters who make it more of a lush little story. The performances, like  I mentioned, are really good. I was convinced from every angle about who each person was, or who they were pretending to be:) Watch it to find out more.

Overall I enjoyed the movie from start to finish. Looking back is a bit blurred by some of the nitpicking I can do, but it’s a quality little movie that will have you on edge. It does open a few doors to racial conversations, so be prepared for that to sneak up on you just like the strange wide-eyed maid who seems to be lingering in very corner.

Features: 6/10

  • Alternate Ending & Deleted Scenes (26 Minutes) – Quite a different ending not better but different. Also a bunch of cool deleted scenes that answer some of the questions posed in the film.
  • Unveiling The Horror Of Get Out (9 Minutes) – A look at the structure of the movie and issues of race in film. Peele also explains what it was like to direct his first feature.
  • Q&A Discussion With Jordan Peele & The Cast (6 Minutes) – Chance The Rapper who I assume is a relative of Parappa, hosts a short Q&A with the cast and director.
  • Audio Commentary With Jordan Peele & The Cast – A solid track here that is not only funny but gives you some insight into the racial tension included in the movie.
  • DVD & UV Digital Copy

Cover Art: 4/10
Ugh. What a terrible cover image, yes, definitively terrible. It’s boring and confusing and it does not reflect the actual vibe of this movie at all. I would not have this as a poster.

Audio & Video: 8/10
Get Out comes to Blu-ray using a 1080P AVC encode that gets the job done nicely. The image is sharp defined and has great shadow detail which is essential for a horror film. Color balance is great and I saw no compression issues or artifacting.

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track impresses from the opening song to the final horrifying moments. Gunshots are powerful and the action towards the end of the film are enough to make you jump out of your seat. Dialog is very clear and central and LFE and Surround effects are used to provide scares on occasion.

Overall Score 7/10