What You Need To Know - July 20, 2017

Get Out - What You Need To Know
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Get Out - What You Need To Know

It cost a measly $4.5 million to make and, so far, has grossed over $250 million at the box office. It’s redefined horror movies and drawn universal acclaim. It’s Get Out and here is everything you need to know about it as it arrives on DVD shelves…

 

Who’s in it?

Daniel Kaluuya, who you’ll know best from his roles in Sicario and Black Mirror, stars alongside Girls’ Allison Williams.

They are joined by The West Wing’s Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, who has also starred in Twin Peaks and War On Everyone, and double Oscar nominee Catherine Keener in supporting roles.

 

And who’s behind the camera?

This is a passion project from Jordan Peele, he of comedy duo Key & Peele fame. Peele has written, produced and directed the movie, with low-budget specialist Jason Blum among the roster of producers.

 

What’s the plot?

Kaluuya plays Chris, a young African-American photographer who is all set to meet with his white girlfriend Rose’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods. The journey there is a bit odd, but Rose’s parents seem nice enough, if a little overzealous. Then, as the weekend wears on and he meets more and more of their friends, things start to get seriously weird...

 

Does it deliver?

Absolutely. This is a creepy, but utterly compelling thriller and it’s easy to see why it’s wowed so many people already.

 

Get Out is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 24th and is available to pre-order here in hmv’s online store.

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