Sean Penn’s Into the Wild is now available on DVD in a 2-disc Collector’s Edition. While the movie is one of the better films of 2007 (I hesitate to say one of the year’s best), the DVD is lackluster by anyone’s definition.
The second disc, which houses the special features, contains only two featurettes, one titled “The Story, the Characters”, the other “The Experience.” Both of these go on to explain the creation of the characters, the sets and so on and so forth, but I found neither of these to be particularly informative or memorable. Mind you that I watched these features while going on 30-hours of only a couple hours of plane sleep, but there is nothing here worth noting. In fact, I found the featurettes to be rather promotional, as if they were made before the Into the Wild‘s release to get more people excited in this interesting tale.
That’s not much of a DVD review, but that is all Into the Wild has to offer. Why Paramount Vantage has to waste such resources to create a second disc for those featurettes is beyond me, as the set seems more comparable to a standard, single-disc release.
Nevertheless, the movie Into the Wild is still a good one, featuring great acting and an incredibly unique story. You can read my full Into the Wild movie review here.