‘Us’ comes to home video chock-full of juicy extras for fans of horror and the process of filmmaking. The thriller is already available on digital, and will be released physically on June 18. If you want a sample of what to expect, snippets from three featurettes have been released.
Obviously, one of the main themes that inspired writer/director Jordan Peele was “Duality,” and in these clips, he explains how he applied that idea to different aspects of the film.
In the first, Peele discusses the duality of “Privilege” and how it exists in our society and how he reflected the idea of the “haves and have nots” in ‘Us’:
In the “Family” featurette, Peele breaks down the roles of the family, as well as the idea of making a positive change in the world and just doing something that gives the feeling of taking action, as symbolized in the film by the remembrances of the 1986 event Hands Across America.
And in this third clip, Jordan discusses the use of “Doppelgängers” in everything from mythology to modern films.
The full-length featurettes can be found now on the digital release, but if you prefer a physical copy, ‘Us’ will
be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 18.
Here are the extras you will find:
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:
- The Duality of US – Jordan Peele goes in-depth on some of the key themes and imagery in US – including
Doppelgängers, Hands Across America, The Nutcracker dance scene, rabbits and the infamous 11:11 coincidence.
- The Monsters Within US – Examine how the great cast were able to find their characters, whether they were playing one of the Wilsons or their sinister doppelgängers.
- Tethered Together: Making US Twice – Making of a movie is hard. Making a movie where all the main cast play dual roles can be downright mind-bending. In this piece, filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss some of the technical challenges to making the film, as well as some of the design choices for the characters.
- Redefining a Genre: Jordan Peele’s Brand of Horror – In the space of two films, Jordan Peele has set himself apart as an invaluable artistic voice. Hear cast and filmmakers highlight what makes him so unique, as well as Jordan’s own thoughts on his inspirations and the relationship between horror and comedy.
- Becoming Red – Using behind-the-scenes footage from between takes, we take a closer look at Lupita Nyong’o’s intense and mesmerizing performance as “Red.”
- Deleted Scenes
- I Am Not Even Near You
- Rabbit Season
- That’s Badass
- The P is Silent
- I Wanna Go Home
- We’re All Dying – Hilarious outtakes from the conversation between Winston Duke and Tim Heidecker on the beach.
- As Above, So Below: Grand Pas de Deux – An extended version of the dance sequence from the film, cutting between adolescent Adelaide at her recital to Red in the Underpass.
Will you be picking up ‘Us’ to add to your collection?