Follow the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. as they forge their anger and inner-city frustrations into the most potent weapon imaginable: their music. In Straight Outta Compton: Unrated Director's Cut fans can follow N.W.A.'s electrifying lyrics and unique sound, which introduced a truth that no one had heard before and exposed life in the hood igniting a social revolution that still reverberates today. The culturally relevant and explosively entertaining biopic is coming to Digital HD on January 5, 2016 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand January 19, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray and Digital HD versions include the exclusive Unrated Director's Cut that gives fans more of the N.W.A. story with 20 additional minutes of the film. Directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Friday), Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of five young rebels from South Central Los Angeles who, armed with only their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent, stood up to the authorities attempting to keep them down.
With an 89% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and hailed by critics as, "an electrifying piece of hip-hop history that speaks urgently to right now," (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), Straight Outta Compton bowed as the box office's biggest R-rated August opening of all time and biggest musical biopic ever, grossing $60 million during its opening weekend and generating over $200 million worldwide to date. Following the rise of the world's most notorious group, Straight Outta Compton features breakout stars O'Shea Jackson Jr. (Ice Cube), Corey Antonio Hawkins (Dr. Dre), Jason Mitchell (the late Eazy-E), Neil Brown Jr. (DJ Yella) and Aldis Hodge (M.C. Ren) as members of N.W.A. and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Paul Giamatti (HBO's John Adams) as the group's manager.
As the essential companion piece to the home entertainment release, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) will release Straight Outta Compton: The Soundtrack. This new collection is the official soundtrack featuring key cuts from the film including "Quiet On Tha Set," "Gangsta Gangsta," "Express Yourself" and the explosive title track. In addition, Straight Outta Compton: Original Motion Picture Score will be released separately featuring music composed and conducted by Joseph Trapanese, and produced by Bryan Lawson and Joseph Trapanese. Both collections will release worldwide on all digital and CD formats on January 8, 2016, with Straight Outta Compton: The Soundtrack being pressed as a 2-LP vinyl set.
Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how five young cultural rebels - armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent - stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. The supporting cast includes Marlon Yates Jr, R. Marcus Taylor, Carra Patterson and Alexandra Shipp.
Bonus features found exclusively on the Blu-ray include deleted scenes, 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, and a never before seen performance. Special features found on both the Blu-ray and DVD include N.W.A. - The Origins, where Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, and many others talk about their start in the 80's and where it all began. Other bonus materials include an exploration of the impact N.W.A. and specifically their breakout album that changed everything, Director's Journey, which follows F. Gary Gray through the streets of Compton as he brings together the story of the founders of gangsta rap, a featurette on N.W.A. performing in Detroit, and 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, and feature commentary with director/producer F. Gary Gray.
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