There are no special features on Disc One of the two-disc DVD set, only up-front previews. Disc Two includes the following featurettes: Into The Wild: The Story, The Characters (21 minutes) and Into The Wild: The Experience (17 minutes), and the original theatrical trailer.
Disillusioned by his parents' (Hurt/Hardin) disfunctional marriage, recent Emory graduate Christoper Johnson McCandless (Hirsch) decides to cut all ties with his family. After donating nearly his entire remaining college fund to the charity Oxfam and destroying his I.D., Chris changes his name to Alexander Supertramp and sets off Into The Wild to find himself. On a journey that starts in Atlanta and ends up in the Alaska Wilderness, Alexander finds that true happiness can only occur when it is shared with loved ones. Based on the novel inspired by true events, written by Jon Krakauer. (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD exhibits a pleasing image, with nicely balanced contrast and well-resolved fine details. Black levels are fairly deep, but there are scenes where the black levels are too gray. Shadow delineation is rendered well, but detail can be lost in the whites, causing them to look dimensionless and static. Color fidelity appears natural, and fleshtones have a believable hue. While pixilation is not overly problematic, there are times when shimmering can be noticed. Edge enhancement is also noticeable over the high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)
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