Director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is headed to home video this August.
The stylized adaptation of author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel polarized audiences when it hit theaters earlier this year. Despite a handful of negative reviews and bad word of mouth, Warner Bros. still collected $321 million from Luhrmann’s flick.
If you missed The Great Gatsby in theaters, then you can correct this problem in the comfort of your own home next month. The movie is headed to Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on August 27.
Unlike other recent home video releases, fans who choose the DVD version of the flick will get most of the special features located on the Blu-ray. Usually these folks get the short end of the stick, so it’s nice that Warner Bros. is keeping them in mind this time around.
In addition to some deleted scenes and trailers, the home video release of The Great Gatsby comes packaged with an assortment of behind-the-scenes featurettes.
Those who wish to delve deep into the making of Baz Luhrmann’s movie will be able to explore the era’s fashion and music in a handful of documentaries. One featurette discusses F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel and the literary style he used to bring his classic story to life.
Are you unfamiliar with The Great Gatsby? Here’s an official synopsis from the folks at Warner Bros.
‘The Great Gatsby’ follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Baz Luhrmann’s PG-13 adaptation stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Amitabh Bachchan. Warner Bros. even pieced together a new trailer to get everyone excited for the upcoming home video release.
Are you planning to pick up The Great Gatsby on Blu-ray or DVD this August?