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#1 of 18 Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 20 2014 - 09:24 AM

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NOMINATED FOR 5 ACADEMY AWARDS®

INCLUDING BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST ACTOR

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO IS ELECTRIFYING IN 
DIRECTOR MARTIN SCORSESE’S HIGHEST-GROSSING FILM EVER, THE SENSATIONAL $300+ MILLION GLOBAL HIT

 

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THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

 

The Most Talked About Film of the Year Debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack March 25, 2014

 

Be the First to Own the Film on Digital HD March 18

  

 

                HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Legendary director Martin Scorsese delivers “another cinematic landmark” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the “madly entertaining” (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter) masterpiece THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD March 25, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives on Digital HD March 18.  Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jonah Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter), THE WOLF OF WALL STREET has appeared on over 25 Top Ten lists including the AFI, the National Board of Review, Rolling StoneVanity Fair
New York TimesNew York Daily News and The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio delivers “the best performance of his career” (Claudia Puig, 
USA Today) and earned a Golden Globe® for his portrayal of a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills, where corruption is king and more is never enough.  Based on an outrageous true story of American excess, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET features a “razor-sharp” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) script by Terence Winter and “wild, exhilarating performances” (Richard Brody, NewYorker.com) from Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin and Margot Robbie.

The film will be available in a Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film featuring interviews with DiCaprio and Scorsese, as well as on a single-disc DVD. 

 

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Blu-ray Combo Pack

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET 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.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:

 

Blu-ray

·         Feature film in high definition

·         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.

 

DVD

·         Feature film in standard definition

 

The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies.  With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.    

  

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Single-Disc DVD

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

 

 

 

Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures present an Appian Way and Sikelia production and an Emjag production of a Martin Scorsese film: “The Wolf Of Wall Street.”  Executive produced by Alexandra Milchan, Rick Yorn, Irwin Winkler, Danny Dimbort, Joel Gotler and Georgia Kacandes.  Produced by Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and Emma Koskoff.  Based on the book by Jordan Belfort.  Screenplay by Terence Winter.  Directed by Martin Scorsese.

 

 

 

           

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Street Date:              March 25, 2014 (Blu-ray, DVD and VOD)

                                    March 18, 2014 (Digital)

SRP:                            $39.99 U.S. (Blu-ray Combo Pack)

                                    $29.99 U.S. (DVD)

Runtime:                    179 minutes

U.S. Rating:                R for sequences of strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language throughout, and for some violence

Canadian Rating:       18A for sexual content, substance abuse and nudity

 
 
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#2 of 18 FoxyMulder

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Posted February 20 2014 - 09:46 AM

They have already said a longer extended edition is going to be released, i personally will wait for that one.


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Posted February 20 2014 - 09:58 AM

They have already said a longer extended edition is going to be released, i personally will wait for that one.

 

Nope, extended version is confirmed to be not happening. This is the one and only cut that will be released on DVD or Blu, though the lack of extras on this one make me think that a double-dip might be in the offing at some point. Regardless, the movie's too good for me to wait on, so I've already got mine pre-ordered.



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Posted February 20 2014 - 10:08 AM

Loved this movie.  I was really surprised that it was being sold on Amazon for 

just under $20.  I figured this would be considerably more expensive.

 

Would have liked to see an extended cut, but this film is about 3 hours long 

already, if memory serves me correctly.


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Posted February 20 2014 - 10:15 AM

Nope, extended version is confirmed to be not happening. This is the one and only cut that will be released on DVD or Blu, though the lack of extras on this one make me think that a double-dip might be in the offing at some point. Regardless, the movie's too good for me to wait on, so I've already got mine pre-ordered.

 

I was sure i read somewhere about an extended cut, let me find some links.

 

http://www.theguardi...ut-sex-swearing

 

http://collider.com/...ed-cut-4-hours/

 

Mind you in searching i did find this link too which says there won't be an extended edition.

 

http://www.ropeofsil...street-blu-ray/

 

I guess i'll file this under not true, i would love some deleted scenes though since it seems a lot was cut out.


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Posted February 20 2014 - 03:43 PM

How does the movie compare to the book it is based on?



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Posted February 20 2014 - 03:46 PM

Most studios aren't going to kill sales by saying another version is coming for Christmas or whenever.  They want mainstream America to pick up this release and then hit them with another.  I've read that the extended version was coming but perhaps it will hit overseas first and then slowly make its way here.  Either way, I'd say we'll eventually see it.



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Posted February 21 2014 - 06:09 AM

Most studios aren't going to kill sales by saying another version is coming for Christmas or whenever.  They want mainstream America to pick up this release and then hit them with another.  I've read that the extended version was coming but perhaps it will hit overseas first and then slowly make its way here.  Either way, I'd say we'll eventually see it.

 

It's not happening. Scorsese is on record saying that while there was a 4-hour cut originally, that was just an assembly edit, and won't see the light of day. Thelma pretty much backed it up by saying that once he finishes a movie, he never goes back. I think the best we can hope for is some deleted scenes at some point, but even then, I wouldn't hold my breath.



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Posted February 21 2014 - 06:35 AM

I'm going to avoid breaking forum rules but longer scenes are already out there. I personally haven't viewed them by from what I've heard they're out there.

Scorsese and the editor won't be the final say on whether the studio or one of the producers decide to release something else.

I know previous Scorsese films have been cut and not restored but we are talking about a hour here.

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Posted February 21 2014 - 06:45 AM

I'm going to avoid breaking forum rules but longer scenes are already out there. I personally haven't viewed them by from what I've heard they're out there.

Scorsese and the editor won't be the final say on whether the studio or one of the producers decide to release something else.

I know previous Scorsese films have been cut and not restored but we are talking about a hour here.

 

Frankly speaking, an hour of extra footage really isn't a lot when considering that most assembly edits contain FAR more than that. And yes, the extra footage is out there, and we may see it someday in terms of deleted scenes. But the longer cut on disc won't happen. The film's already three hours in length and yes, Scorsese will and does absolutely have a say in the longer cut appearing. He's already onto other things (like Silence). Won't happen.



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Posted February 21 2014 - 06:57 AM

Only time will tell. Unless you're Scorsese posting under a fake name your certainty isn't 100%. Not to mention the fact that a lot can happen after he passes (knock on wood).

You said a hour isn't a lot of footage but we're not talking about a rough cut here. This was Scorsese's cut that had to be trimmed because of the budget, the MPAA and the simple fact that a 4-hour movie isn't going to work at a theater.

Again, time will tell but I think this situation is a bit different than a few seconds being removed from CASINO or CAPE FEAR. Some of the sex/nudity had EYES WIDE SHUT type of covering which isn't a big deal or any part of the hour missing. I'm guessing that hour is more character development

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Posted February 21 2014 - 07:44 AM

I think The Wolf of Wall Street is prime Scorsese and I will certainly pick up this release. On a longer cut...well...according to the people in control of the film there will be no extended version of the film BUT I wonder who leaked that there would be. Maybe just testing the waters to see if there was interest in a longer cut. 

 

I don't think the film requires a longer cut because I think it makes all its points in the 3 hour version and really hammers them home. I doubt additional scenes would include "character development" because in this film the characters don't really develop they just unravel and don't really change/grow during the film. So, additional running time would likely just extend existing scenes and perhaps involve a couple more episodes of over the top debauchery because the film has that episodic sort of structure. I believe the Lemmon quaalude episode was actually a lot longer and really I don't think there is much need to extend that. 

 

BUT my personal feeling is blu-ray is designed to accommodate providing these extended cuts for home viewing and they are a great selling point to entice people to buy the film. I mean if you provided a version of this film that has another hour I think that is huge to people that enjoy the film or are Scorsese fans. As long as the director's cut...which is the theatrical version in this case...is also included. 

 

I really don't think Scorsese likes the idea of having more than his cut of the film out there so it may never happen but because it can provide a financial windfall to provide an "extended version" I would not count out the possibility that it could happen. 



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Posted February 21 2014 - 09:07 AM

I'd love to see the eyeball coming out scene from Casino, it would make sense to put that scene back in since it was censorship that caused it's removal, i guess the footage was lost otherwise i see no reason why it has never made it back into the film.


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Posted February 21 2014 - 09:55 AM

I'd love to see the eyeball coming out scene from Casino...

That is probably the funniest thing I've ever read. :)



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Posted February 21 2014 - 02:50 PM

I could be wrong but I was under the impression that the "eyeball" scene is intact in overseas versions of CASINO.

 

FYI, here's what Martin Scorsese has to say on the 4-hour cut of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET:  http://blogs.indiewi...sembly-20140106

 

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Posted February 21 2014 - 03:06 PM

Scorsese has talked about the fact that the eyball and other stuff like that is put in so that they can cut it out so the MPAA feels that they've toned it down and he can keep the stuff he really cares about.
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Posted February 21 2014 - 04:25 PM

I don't know, the way the "eye" scene is edited in the R-rated version of CASINO is rather sloppy, I have a hard time believing he always intended it to be that way.

 

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Posted February 21 2014 - 04:30 PM

In a similar vein, does anyone know what was cut from The Wolf Of Wall Street to get an R? I assume it's one or more of the sex scenes but the shot of Jonah Hill masturbating when he sees Margot Robbie seemed a little choppy (though maybe that was an effort on the part of the filmmakers to not be super graphic).







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