The Wolf of Wall Street: Exclusive Blu-ray Preview

The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the most critically acclaimed films of 2013, earning four Oscar nominations and rave reviews from CraveOnline, declaring that Leonardo DiCaprio gave the best performance of his career.

It was also the source of enormous controversy over the film's content, which catalogued in arguably pornographic detail the outlandish excesses of illegal stockbroker Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) as a means to illustrate the appeal of economic malfeasance, without explicitly stating that his actions were evil. Some debated that the film sold impressionable audiences an amoral idealization of unethical business practices, while others debated that the social context was inherent and that the decision to portray the lives of these hedonistic criminals from their own unapologetic perspective was sufficiently challenging to didactic storytelling norms to convey the film's judgmental message about their excessive behavior.

But what did the filmmakers really intend? In this CraveOnline Exclusive preview of The Wolf of Wall Street's Blu-ray special features, Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese explain why they portrayed Jordan Belfort and his gang of stockbroking cronies the way they did. Were they right to do so? That's up to you to decide. If you haven't seen it already, The Wolf of Wall Street hits Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on March 25, and is currently available on Digital HD.

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From the Press Release:

The Wolf of Wall Street Blu-rayLegendary 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 FairNew 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.