Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Wild

Digital Release Date: March 10, 2015, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 31, 2015
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: 20th century Fox Home Entertainment


Academy Award nominee Reese Witherspoon (Mud) embarks on a journey of self-discovery in the 2014 biographical drama Wild, based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed.

Reese Witherspoon hike the Pacific Crest Trail in Wild.

Reese Witherspoon hikes the Pacific Crest Trail in Wild.

Wild recounts the reckless behavior of Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon), who makes a rash decision to embark on a challenging trek across the Pacific Crest Trail. With absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more some 1,100 miles all on her own — in what becomes an journey of transformation and redemption that strengthens and ultimately heals her.

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club), the film co-stars Laura Dern (Blue Velvet), who is also an Academy Award nominee, shee for Best Supporting Actress.

The outstandingly reviewed film has earned some $36 million at the domestic box office since its carefully platformed release to theaters in December, 2014.

The Wild Blu-ray and DVD include a number of behind-the-scenes featurettes and other extras. Here’s a breakdown:

 

SPECIAL FEATURES (BLU-RAY)
The Real Cheryl Strayed
The Real Location Is The Best Location
How Much Does A Monster Weigh?
The Pacific Crest Trail Interactive Map
Deleted Scenes – with Optional Commentary by Jean-Marc Vallée
Seven Promotional Featurettes
○    Bringing the Book Into The Wild
○    Reese Witherspoon in the Wild
○    Wild: 94 Days, 1100 miles
○    Directing Wild
○    Making Wild
○    Pacific Crest Trail
○    Real Locations
Audio Commentary by Jean-Marc Vallée, Bruna Papandrea and David Greenbaum
Experiencing the PCT: A Special Message From Cheryl Strayed
Theatrical Trailer
Gallery

 

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD)
The Real Cheryl Strayed
Seven Promotional Featurettes (see above for detail)
Audio Commentary by Jean-Marc Vallée, Bruna Papandrea and David Greenbaum
Experiencing the PCT: A Special Message from Cheryl Strayed
Theatrical Trailer
Gallery

 

 

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.