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‘Get Out’…Two of the Coolest Scenes Are Missing!


Something I struggle with as a movie fan is when a trailer carries footage from a film that’s not in the final product. One of the absolute worst offenders in recent memory is Warner Bros.’ atrocious The Gallows, which had excellent trailers oozing with cool shots, many, if not most, missing from the released feature. In fact, I notice this with a lot of Blumhouse productions, although it’s actually a symptom of how they make their movies (they rework a lot of their films and end up removing quite a bit of footage by release). While The Gallows left me feeling cheated, the opposite can be said for Jordan Peele’s Get Out.

Get Out, from Blumhouse and Universal Pictures, in now in theaters everywhere. I left a late night screening feeling elated; it’s easily one of the best films of the year, and one that’s going to be hard to top. Watching TV in bed, I caught one of the latest commercials, which had me scratching my head – there was an insanely badass scene cut of the film. In fact, when I started to think back on it, the first trailer had one of the coolest trailer moments in recent memory – you know, the wicked homage to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2?

Warning: spoilers follow…

I spent the morning going through all of the trailers and television spots to see what else was missing, and found these two shots; the first shows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) deep in hypnosis. In the film, there are more than a handful of shots of a deer head mounted on a wall. This is thematically important to Chris’ story, which centers on the death of his mother when he was just a child. In the theatrical cut, Peele constantly is focusing on the deer head, but we never see the trailer shot where Chris is seemingly attacked by a skeleton version of this bust.

The second shot, below, shows a knight attacking a man. There are two separate edits in various television spots, one that makes it absolutely clear that this was cut out of the opening sequence. We see a man walking, only to be kidnapped by someone in all black. In the commercials, we see that the kidnapper is wearing a medieval knight helmet. This comes into play when Chris meets Rose’s (Allison Williams) father, who travels the world and collects weird artifacts. In fact, we see this helmet twice throughout the film, making me wonder if it was supposed to inform the audience that the father is involved in the kidnapping, or if it’s used in a latter sequence that was also removed. It’s cool imagery, but I wonder if the idea was not to tone down the supernatural elements and ground the film in more reality. By removing both of the aforementioned scenes, this would be achieved, and I can’t say I disagree with the decision. If anything, the opening sequence makes absolutely no sense once you know the big secret behind Get Out

But I digress, at least we’ll probably get to see these deleted scenes on the home video release, if not on a much-needed “Director’s Cut”.

Deer Head

The Knight



  • J Jett

    i’d like to read what scenes were not in the film but if spoilers abound in the article then i guess i won’t read it. bummer. either way i hate when scenes shown in tv spots/trailers (usually these scenes look great) end up not being the actual movie.

    • zombie84_41

      this movie is great. A cure for wellness and this are deft my top so far.

  • JadedFool

    SPOILERS: The Knight was revealed to be Jeremy, the son. Chris takes his keys and its his car in which the helmet is found. The blind art dealer even says Chris was lucky with how he was wrangled into the family as he’s heard Jeremy’s methods are far less pleasant. When “Andre/Logan” freaks out at the party, Jeremy puts him in an identical hold as the knight from the opening scene.

    • Cityghost

      Was just about to write the same thing.

  • Rohan

    I KNOW! I wasn’t on edge the whole end of the film because I thought they were gonna get him with the knight and hypnotize him with the deer!

    • Dan Milano

      i thought the mother was going to get control of Chris again after the father died and use hypnotism to make his escape a living nightmare, with horrors spawned of his own mind. the final fight was was less creative than i’d hoped

      • Rohan

        Huh, that would’ve been cooler.

      • cinemali

        Yeah me too. I expected something more out of the ordinary, more horror/hunted house kind of moments with the hypnosis. Felt a bit disappointing.

  • Austin

    The Knight part seems to just be an extension of the opening scene, which really didn’t need any more, so it’s okay that they tightened it up.

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    that is called FALSE ADVERTISING, it should be illegal, we should be able to sue the companies that do this with movies, and it has been an irritating trend for a while now

    • NoTimeForThatCrap

      ……just… shut up. Oh my god, shut up.
      Listen, snowflake… Movies with scenes deleted that made it ito the trailer is nothing new. Maybe you should get over it, and wait for the Blu-Ray? Editors trim down movies for a REASON. That’s why films have fucking editors. Either they felt it detracted from the pace of the movie, or they felt it was slowing the film, or redundant, or it didn’t test well. Calm your goddamn tits.

  • Valak

    Evil Dead. Mia singing from the basement, shots of David chain sawing and being covered in blood. Looked great in trailer, not in move. Paranormal Activity 3. Finally see a glimpse of the house burning down. Not in the film at all.
    This is nothing new.

  • zombie84_41

    I love this movie alot. And in away i wish studios would do this more. Because they wind up adding way to much to the movie trailers esp horror and when you see the actual movie you feel cheated. because you wasted your money on something you just saw. Trailers should only show one cool scene, a few scenes of talking, one scare, and thats it.

  • Df

    I hope it comes to netflix. I want to watch it but I also don’t want to give money to a movie that works the racism angle. Positive or negative racism won’t go away till we stop bringing it up all the time and stop talking about it. It has no power if it is ignored. Even Morgan Freeman said we need to stop talking about it to get rid of it.

    • NoTimeForThatCrap

      Yes, because that’s how social issues work. If you pretend they don’t exist, they magically get better.

      Wow, you are stupid.

      You know, it’s fine. You really don’t deserve this fucking movie, anyway. Fuck you. Just because you are blitheringly unintelligent.

      • Joshua Schwartz

        Actually I think DF and Mr. Freeman are correct. Much like a scab that people can’t resist picking at, people now believe race relations are far worse than they were years ago despite not much actual social change having taken place. It’s a fair question as to whether this is because a) people are more racist than previously (which I doubt), b) people are more aware of racism than before (plausible), or c) people perceive the problem is greater because of intense public handwringing over it (also plausible).
        There’s no need to insult someone for believing c, and no reason to think it’s impossible either.

    • CUJO

      Poor DF…

  • Fistacuffs

    Why do we need a Director’s Cut? I found the movie pretty great the way it is.

  • Vicente Garcia

    The knight is the son–surprised the journalist didn’t catch that.
    Chris takes his car keys, and the helmet is in the son’s car: the same car that abducts Logan in the opening scene.

  • nicholasmwalker

    yeah i thought it was pretty clear that the knight is the brother… the helmet is found is his car after all, and the brother knows jiu jitsu, and he takes the the first guy out with a choke hold so i think the opening scene made perfect sense

  • aly

    You smart! Good eye

  • Trevor Jensen

    What kind of car was the one the “knight” or son drove

    • Burger King Bets

      I’m wondering the same thing man! Have you found out?

      • Trevor Jensen

        Yep! It’s a Porsche 944

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