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Blu-ray Release: Whiplash

February 24, 2015

By John Corrado

Whiplash Blu-rayToday, Sony Pictures is releasing the recent Oscar-winner Whiplash on Blu-ray.  Following the tense and often volatile relationship between aspiring jazz drummer Andrew (Miles Teller), and his abusive teacher Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), this is a stunning music drama that plays with the charged intensity of a thriller.

Winning much deserved trophies for Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons, this was one of the very best films of 2014, and is a must watch on Blu-ray.  With masterful work from Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons,Whiplash is an exhilarating and emotionally powerful experience, that reaches a stunning crescendo.  My full review is right here.

The Blu-ray includes commentary with writer-director Damian Chazelle and J.K. Simmons, a TIFF Q&A with them and Miles Teller, an interesting deleted scene, and a lengthy featurette with professional musicians.  There’s also the original short that paved the way for the film.

Whiplash is 107 minutes and rated 14A.

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