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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director’s Cut On The Way

'Straight Outta Compton' Director’s Cut On The Way

It’s a tired phrase, but I’m going to use it anyway: one of the biggest movies of the year is getting even bigger. Taking $200 million worldwide at the box office, Universal‘s gangster rap drama “Straight Outta Compton” was one of the summer’s biggest surprise hits, and it was also a lengthy one. Clocking in at two hours and twenty seven minutes, it packed in the rise and fall of N.W.A., but also touched up on how they inspired the West Coast rap scene that followed in their wake. And soon, the movie is going bring the beat back on home video, and there will be even more to check out.

Universal Home Video has announced that when “Straight Outta Compton” arrives on Blu-ray early next year, it will be packing a Director’s Cut (but also the theatrical version, if that’s how you’d prefer to roll). There will be twenty minutes of new footage, but no word yet on what scenes might be included, so you’ll just have to sit tight. Meanwhile, the film will finally get an official soundtrack release (reminder: Dr. Dre‘s Compton was not connected to the movie, though that it hit stores, just a few weeks before the movie opened, is not a coincidence), bringing with it some N.W.A. cuts as well as Joseph Trapanese‘s score.

READ MORE: Review: F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. Gangster Rap Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’

“Straight Outta Compton” will hit digital HD on January 5, 2016, and arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 19th. The soundtrack will hit on January 8th. Check out the full list of home video extras below. [FACT/Blu-ray]

—Deleted Scenes (BD Exclusive)
—Becoming N.W.A. (BD Exclusive): An in-depth look at how the producers and F. Gary Gray tackled the challenging task of casting these larger than life creators of gangster rap.
—Never Before Seen Performance (BD Exclusive)
—N.W.A. The Origins: N.W.A. was a group that changed history. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and many others talk about their start in the 80’s and where it all began.
—Impact: An exploration of the impact N.W.A. and specifically their breakout album that changed everything.
—Director’s Journey: Utilizing a large amount of stand up interviews, we follow F. Gary Gray through the streets of Compton as he brings together the story of the founders of gangsta rap.
—The Streets – Filming in Compton: Take a look through the lens of Director F. Gary Gray as he perfected the authentic feeling of what it was like to walk the streets of Compton.
—N.W.A Performs in Detroit: We go behind the scenes of what this performance meant to the original members of N.W.A. as they saw their lyrics spark controversy against the corruption of the police in Los Angeles, as well as the thoughts of the actors performing the song on stage for the movie.
—Feature Commentary with director/producer F. Gary Gray

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