Paramount Media Home Distribution has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray acclaimed director Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, and Jean Dujardin. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on March 25th.
Synopsis: Martin Scorsese directs this award-winning account of 1980s New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort's pursuit of wealth. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Belfort, who brags about earning just shy of one million dollars a week in one year and has long been involved in manipulating stock prices for his own financial gain. Heading a committed team at his Stratton Oakmont brokerage house in Long Island, it isn't long before he attracts the attention of the FBI who are suspicious of his increasingly lavish and hedonistic lifestyle. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (DiCaprio) and Best Director (Scorsese), and saw DiCaprio pick up the Golden Globe for Best Actor - Music Or Comedy.
The Wolf Pack—Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and other cast and crew discuss the incredible journey of making the film. Follow them as they reveal the real story behind Jordan Belfort's rise to power and how they depicted his world of lavish excess, perseverance and ultimately betrayal.
Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles.
It already appears the bonus material is being saved for a retail exclusive. Here in Canada, both Best Buy and Future Shop are advertising a bonus disc (starting to think it'll be in the same style as Star Trek Into Darkness was - I'm just hoping it's just one, hate the idea of splitting bonus material to multiple retailers).
Pre-ordered a few weeks back..and even if there is a special edition with more features and/or the four hour cut of the film, it would be one of the few films I'd actually double-dip on..such a great film!
Just like American Hustle among other Oscar nominated films, studios are quick to get these releases out for quick cash from fans. There will be no doubt other special edition of these great films. Its Scorsese for pete's sake! I will buy these titles once they are available. Who can wait for special editions?
This had a fast release in theaters, and not blockbuster revenue. It generated a lot of talk - as did "The Great Gatsby" a few months back - but they look desperate for revenue on this. It looks like it has Netflix written all over it, with the hasty video release. That, plus the obvious double-dip plans, makes me skeptical. I'll wait.
Blu dog you dont know what you are talking about if you say this film did badly.
$100 million production budget.
Well over $100 million US
Currently over $310 million worldwide.
Many Oscar noms including best picture.
That's excellent for a 3 hour comedy with graphic content
Definitely the most overrated movie of the year. Leo was great in it, but man, this did not need to be three hours long! The first two hours could have been easily cut in half, we get it, he did a lot of drugs, and screwed a lot of prostitutes.
@bowlingbilly10 - I don't have a problem with long films if the story requires the time. In the case of this film nothing happened in those two hours that couldn't be told in an hour. And it may surprise you, but yes, many have complained about the length of the LOTR films, especially the Hobbit films.
The region B blu is automatically getting the four-hour cut. Not sure why this one is such a piece of garbage. I'll pick that one up, I'm not double dipping when they release a loaded one two months later.
@Simonbergeron. Almost bare-bones? Just speculation. Maybe that feature is an hour long. So we have to wait and see.
Also, the lack of more extra's has nothing to do with a lack of respect for the movie. In my opinion, that has more to do with the quality of the transfer and audio. If a director like Scorcese doesn't wanna do a commentary, and wants to let the film speak for itself, then you have to respect thát. I think this will be it. So adjust your plans accordingly.
I'm thrilled that this movie is being presented in 1080p with a multichannel lossless soundtrack and all, as is par for course on Blu-ray releases, but come on, Paramount. That's not something anyone considers a "special feature." It's kinda standard. If you need another bullet point on the box, add a commentary track or something. Nobody is fooled.
Indeed, March IS a very expensive month! On March 25 alone, in fact, I already have nearly $200.00 worth of pre-orders ordered. Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street", The Criterion blus of "The Great Beauty" and Bergman's "Persona", the Shout! Factory release of "Wonderwall", Scorsese's "The King of Comedy", and Drafthouse Films' release of Abel Ferrara's "Ms. 45". Earlier in March, I have Spike Lee's "Oldboy", "12 Years A Slave", "Out of the Furnace", "Dogs", "American Hustle", and several others pre-ordered.
To chris_SC77: I didn't say it did badly at the box office; I said it wasn't a blockbuster. Your own numbers state that it cost $100 million, and made $100 Million in the US. That's not very good. It is a film from experts at the craft, who appeared to be somewhat self-indulgent, with a budget that size and revenues that barely covered it. If you like the film, no problem, but this "competition" atmosphere about "best film of the year" can't be measured by money, and definitely shouldn't be, in this case.
@Simonbergeron. So the movie itself is less important? I find that hard to believe. Sounds kind of ... I don't know what the word is, trivial, perhaps. "2 hours minimum"? What is the point of that?
Excellent picture and audio quality are, and will always will be, the first points on which a blu-ray will be graded, don't you agree?
And let's be honest, a lot of the so-calles special features are promonitional fluff, or boring, where all they care to talk about is, how great everyone was to work with, and what a organic or visceral experience, and blablabla....
Some 30 min. featurettes are better than those overblown multitude of features about whathaveyou. Exceptions granted of course. We all know the great making-of's. But that's another debate.
To me, both the movie and special features are important... I greatly enjoy watching the film itself, but will never pay full price for just the movie without any form of mind-blowing special features.
I'm one of those "bang for your buck" kind of guy, and you're right, most features are only EPK stuff and everyone sounds like Tom Cruise, but every now and then, some gems do come out. The Blade Runner special features are awesome, Edgar Wright's supplements are usually good at covering the whole process, Peter Jackson's extended editions also... etc.
I also agree that sometimes, 30 minutes of quality featurettes is better than 2 hours of tedious EPK material, I'll grant you that, but personal taste implied, I need an edition to contain both strong AQ, PQ and immersive special features. I like to know how this or that was done, the process, etc.
See, I'm a guy who'll NEVER be able to shoot a movie (not where I come from) and has so many ideas, and knowing they are eventually all going to wash away, it kind of bums me, so I want to watch other people triumph in their quest to finish a film... and know as much as possible about it.
@Simonbergeron. I do understand what you mean. I myself ám employed in the audio-visual branche, and do know how these things are made, so yes, I'm partial to that effect. The really revealing stuff is much more interesting than the standard repeating over-and-over again taps on each others shoulders. The stuff you mentioned are indeed worthy of any movielovers time. And there are more good examples of that. (Jaws, Brazil (Criterion), Cleopatra, Top Gun, all the Star Trek movies, most Bond films, The Exorcist, Alien Anthology, to name but a few of great SE's that really have lots of in-depth material.)
Still, Scorcese's verbal skill is at such a pace, that if he should fill at least 30 mins. I think I'll get a lot of useful info.
To me it's all about quality, rather than quantity, and I do feel you are the same. So, up front, I do not necessarily feel ripped off, if only one special feature is announced. It could be divided up in chapters. Then again, maybe not. I would be disappointed a bit, if there's nothing really worthy extra-wise, but this movie rewards repeated viewings in the future, I think. So I ordered that fancy yellow UK steelbook, as soon as I got word of it.
@Simonbergeron. I'm glad I did. I really do hope that the feature on this is in-depth and substantial, although we have to assume that it's not going to be long, with already a 3-hour movie on the disc. Oh well...At least 1 Scorcese movie got a double dip in the past, and that was Raging Bull, with around 45 mins. of new HD features.