Straight Outta Compton was one of the best films of the summer, and also one of the longest. Director F. Gary Gray had to cover all the events that encompassed the rise and fall of legendary hip-hop group N.W.A. In that sense, it’s a shock he was able to fit everything within the span of 2 hours, 27 minutes, especially when Gray told Collider earlier this year that he shot more than three hours of material. For those of you looking forward to watching even more of this film, Universal confirmed that an unrated director’s cut will be available when the film comes home on DVD and Blu-ray.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment revealed via press release that Straight Outta Compton will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting January 19th. There will be two versions, a standard edition and one that includes both the theatrical and director’s cut of the film. Aside from the “20 additional minutes,” not much else was detailed of Straight Outta Compton: Unrated Director’s Cut. However, one can predict that a great deal of the footage will fill out the latter half of the film. Many critics (including us) noted how it felt as though scenes were dropped as new characters were introduced.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray:
BECOMING N.W.A. – 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
BLU-RAY and DVD BONUS FEATURES:
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