Hereditary took the horror world by storm upon its release, made for a mere $10 million and earning nearly $80 million at the box office. What's even more insane is that the film is Ari Aster's directorial debut! So you can say that this writer is extremely excited for the film's Blu-ray release. Though, much to my surprise, the release will not include a commentary track with Aster, a huge missed opportunity for the director to give us fans more insight into one of the most talked about films of the year.
Luckily, we aren't getting completely shafted on hearing from Aster. Mick Garris recently sat down with the director for an episode of his "Post Mortem" podcast. During the interview, he doesn't break down any scenes or give us a truly in-depth analysis of the film, but it's still a fantastic interview where Aster talks building sets, selecting his cast, his mentality behind Hereditary, and more. Listen to the full podcast below.
Hereditary will be released on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on September 4th. You can order a copy for yourself HERE. Details on the release can be found below.
In the film, "When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited."
Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
Take home Hereditary and go behind the scenes with the cast and crew in a featurette exclusive to the home entertainment release, offering a revealing account of what it took to create this harrowing tale. Also included in the home entertainment release are nine never-before-seen deleted scenes and an “Evil in Miniature” photo gallery.