Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD: The End of the Tour

Digital Release Date: Nov. 3, 2015, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 3, 2015
Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Lionsgate


Jason Segel (Sex Tape) portrays the late best-selling author David Foster Wallace in the road movie drama The End of the Tour.

Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel in The End of the Tour.

Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel in The End of the Tour.

The film follows journalist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg, To Rome with Love) as he interviews author David Foster Wallace (Segel) while he is on tour promoting his 1996 novel Infinite Jest. Over the course of a couple of days, the extended conversation between the two explores friendship, fame, and creative rivalry.

Written for the screen by Donald Margulies and based on the book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky, the film is directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now).

The film was well-received by the critics when it was released to theaters on a limited basis in August of this year.

The DVD and Blu-ray discs contain the following features:

  • Audio Commentary by Director James Ponsoldt, Screenwriter Donald Margulies, and Actor Jason Segel
  • “Behind the Tour” Featurette
  • A Conversation with Composer Danny Elfman
  • Deleted Scenes

 

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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.