Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 12, 2013, Digital Release Date: Jan. 22, 2013
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Summit Home Entertainment


The Perks of Being a WallflowerMuch-loved drama movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower has its biggest audience on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download, and is one to check out.

Harry Potter‘s Emma Watson stars in the independent film as free-spirited Sam, who, along with her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller, Every Day) are charismatic seniors in school. They take under their wing shy freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief) and shepherd him through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, wild parties, midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song.

Dylan McDermott (TV’s American Horror Story), Kate Walsh (Legion), Joan Cusack (Grosse Pointe Blank) and Paul Rudd (Our Idiot Brother) also star in the coming-of-age PG-13 movie, which grossed $15 million in a limited run in theaters.

And critics and moviegoers loved the romance film. Washington Post‘s Jen Chaney called the movie “a charmer.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky, who also wrote the screenplay and directed the film. We expect to see more good things from him in the future.

Chbosky recorded two commentaries for the DVD and Blu-ray, one by himself and the other with the cast. Other extras are:

  • “Best Summer Ever” featurette
  • deleted scenes with optional audio commentary with Chbosky
  • dailies.

Check out the film’s cute trailer:


 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.