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The Soloist (R1/US BD) in August

Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the US DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of The Soloist on 4th August 2009. Based on the book by Los Angeles Times journalist Steve Lopez telling the story of how Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) discovers former classical music prodigy Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Jamie Foxx) playing his violin on the streets of L.A. and endeavors to help the troubled genius find his way back.

On DVD ($29.99 SRP) the film is presented in anamorphic widescreen with English, French and Spanish audio (DD5.1) and subtitle options. On Blu-ray Disc ($39.99 SRP) the film is presented in 1080P with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The discs include the following special features in high definition on the Blu-ray as noted:

  • An Unlikely Friendship: Making The Soloist (HD)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Kindness, Courtesy and Respect: Mr. Ayers + Mr. Lopez (HD)
  • One Size Does Not Fit All: Addressing Homelessness in Los Angeles (HD)
  • Beth’s Story
  • Commentary by director Joe Wright
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD)—Blu-ray only
  • Juilliard: The Education of Nathaniel Ayers (HD)—Blu-ray only


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