Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Spectacular Now

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2014
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Lionsgate


The Spectacular NowCritics love romance film The Spectacular Now, with Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Colin Covert calling it “the sweetest, saddest, most humane movie I’ve seen all year.”

Based on the novel by Tim Tharp, the independent film stars Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole) as Sutter Keely, a high school senior and partier who’s life is changed when he unexpectedly falls for good girl Aimee Finecky (Sheilene Woodley, The Descendants).

James Ponsoldt (Smashed) directed The Spectacular Now on a screenplay adapted by the team of Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter ((500) Days of Summer).

The movie also stars Brie Larson (Don Jon), Kyle Chandler (Argo), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Greenberg) and Bob Odenkirk (TV’s Breaking Bad).

The Spectacular Now had a limited release in theaters, so the DVD and Blu-ray give the movie its biggest audience.

The DVD and Blu-ray carry these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • audio commentary with the director
  • “Now to Then: Making The Spectacular Now” four-part featurette
    • “Inception” – Defying Hollywood
    • “Cast” – Finding the Voice
    • “Aesthetic” – Authenticity Counts
    • “Real” – Bringing It All to Life.

Check out the film’s 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.