Whiplash was one of the best movies of the last decade, a riveting, relentless story about the mental and physical limits of pushing yourself to accomplish a goal. Nominated for five Oscars, the film won three, all richly deserved: Film Editing, Sound Mixing and Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons' legendary turn as the evil music teacher Terence Fletcher. It was hard to believe it was only the second effort from director Damien Chazelle, who would go on to win an Oscar for Best Director his next film La La Land.
Five years after its initial home video release, Sony is giving the film a 4K upgrade, with the picture in Ultra HD and the incredible soundtrack in Dolby Atmos. The Blu-ray release already received high marks, and this will probably blow that one out of the water.
This release won't include any new special features, but everything that was included on the 2015 release is present and accounted for, including a panel with Miles Teller, Simmons and Chazelle from the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the original short film Chazelle made to help secure funding for his feature.
You can buy the 4K UHD of Whiplash on September 22.