Posted Tue Nov 9, 2021 at 12:03 PM PST by Matthew Hartman
Wes Anderson's long-awaited The French Dispatch will go to press on Blu-ray December 28th, 2021
Originally set to release in theaters in July 2020, Wes Anderson's latest tribute to inventively whimsical filmmaking and the power of the press - The French Dispatch was pushed back over a year thanks to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Now after a respectable theatrical outing, you'll be able to bring it home to Blu-ray in a single disc Blu-ray + Digital set as a bonus Christmas gift to yourself on December 28th, 2021.
Now for those hoping for the first Wes Anderson film to come to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, well, we'll just have to wait and see what the very likely Criterion Collection release will bring us. The press release was pretty barebones, just a synopsis, cast breakdown, and your basic tech specs - this one will hit with DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio. No mention of any bonus features. But again, that's par for the course with Wes Anderson Blu-ray releases. Ever since The Fantastic Mr. Fox, there's been a basic studio-released near-barebones release and then eventually followed by a much more elaborate and interesting Criterion Collection release. So if you're a super Wes Anderson fan you should be used to picking up each release at least twice - more if you've ever upgraded from DVD.
Here's the press release if you're interested:
“A LOVELY VALENTINE TO THE ADVENTUROUS EDITORS OF SOPHISTICATED LITERARY MAGAZINES, BURSTING AT THE SEAMS WITH HAND-CRAFTED VISUAL DELIGHTS. AUDIENCES WILL MARVEL AT ITS RICHLY IMAGINED WORLD.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch Releases on Digital December 14
and Blu-ray™ and DVD on December 28
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 9, 2021) – Academy Award® nominee* and visionary filmmaker Wes Anderson presents his 10th film, The French Dispatch. An homage to literary journalism, French culture and classic cinema the film is praised by critics and audiences alike for its exquisite visuals, captivating performances and unique artistry. Add The French Dispatch to your collection on Digital December 14 and on Blu-ray and DVD December 28.
Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in the fictional 20th-century French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé. With an all-star cast that includes Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson, this vibrant film is a funny, moving celebration of journalism.
Benicio Del Toro as Moses Rosenthaler
Adrien Brody as Julian Cadazio
Tilda Swinton as J.K.L. Berensen
Léa Seydoux as Simone
Frances McDormand as Lucina Krementz
Timothée Chalamet as Zeffirelli
Lyna Khoudri as Juliette
Jeffrey Wright as Roebuck Wright
Mathieu Amalric as The Comissaire
Stephen Park as Nescaffier (as Stephen Park)
Bill Murray as Arthur Howitzer, Jr.
Owen Wilson as Herbsaint Sazerac
Christoph Waltz as Paul Duval
Edward Norton as The Chauffeur
Jason Schwartzman as Hermès Jones
Anjelica Huston as Narrator (voice)
and Charlie Woebcken
& Roman Coppola
& Hugo Guinness
& Jason Schwartzman
Digital: December 14
Physical: December 28
Digital: 4K SDR, HD, SD
Physical: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVD
Feature Run Time
Approx. 108 minutes
U.S. Rated R
*Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexual references and language.
Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital
DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, French 5.1 Dolby, English AD 2.0 Dolby
Digital: English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French
DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French
Digital: English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)
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