The 2018 film “Wildlife“ starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc via The Criterion Collection on May 19th. The film, the directorial debut of actor Paul Dano (also co-writer of the screenplay), co-starred Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp, Zoe Margaret Colletti, and Darryl Cox. The film was extremely well-received by the critics, and in fact, at the time of writing, this still carries a “Certified Fresh” rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Tech specs for the Criterion Blu-ray include a new 2K digital master video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. Spine #1031, the Criterion Blu-ray, is now available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Criterion. Details about this release and bonus materials set to be included are listed below.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
- New 2K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New interviews with director Paul Dano, screenwriter Zoe Kazan, actors Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, cinematographer Diego García, production designer Akin McKenzie, and costume designer Amanda Ford
- New conversation on the film’s postproduction with Dano, editor Matthew Hannam, and composer David Lang
- Film at Lincoln Center conversation from 2018 between Dano and novelist Richard Ford about the film’s source material
- PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris
- New cover by Duncan Hannah