“The Wolf of Wall Street” Cashes In on 4K Ultra HD

Martin Scorsese's raucous biopic The Wolf of Wall Street hit theaters on Christmas Day 2013. As a wild antidote to family-friendly films, it became a massive hit - Scorsese's biggest to date - and scored five Oscar nominations (and deserved at least one more for Margot Robbie). Controversy has followed it ever since then for its extreme content, its depiction of greedy monsters and the source of its funding.

While Paramount already released a solid Blu-ray in 2014, the film is finally getting a 4K upgrade, with a new transfer supervised by Scorsese. Although that appears to be the only improvement. The 5.1 soundtrack will remain, and no new special features will be included. However, the legacy bonus content remains intact. Limited edition Steelbook packaging will be available for those collectors.

The Wolf of Wall Street's 4K UHD hits retailers on December 14.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.