THE FRENCH DISPATCH Blu-ray And DVD Release Details

Academy Award® nominee* and visionary filmmaker Wes Anderson presents his 10th film, The French Dispatch. An homage to literary journalism, French culture and classic cinema the film is praised by critics and audiences alike for its exquisite visuals, captivating performances and unique artistry. Add The French Dispatch to your collection on Digital December 14 and on Blu-ray and DVD December 28.

* Best Picture Nominee for The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2014

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Film Synopsis

Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in the fictional 20th-century French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé. With an all-star cast that includes Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson, this vibrant film is a funny, moving celebration of journalism.


Benicio Del Toro as Moses Rosenthaler

Adrien Brody as Julian Cadazio       

Tilda Swinton as J.K.L. Berensen     

Léa Seydoux as Simone

Frances McDormand as Lucina Krementz

Timothée Chalamet as Zeffirelli

Lyna Khoudri as Juliette                   

Jeffrey Wright as Roebuck Wright

Mathieu Amalric as The Comissaire

Stephen Park as Nescaffier (as Stephen Park)          

Bill Murray as Arthur Howitzer, Jr.              

Owen Wilson as Herbsaint Sazerac

Christoph Waltz as Paul Duval

Edward Norton as The Chauffeur    

Jason Schwartzman as Hermès Jones

Anjelica Huston as Narrator  (voice)

Directed by

Wes Anderson 

Produced by

Wes Anderson

Steven Rales

Jeremy Dawson

Executive Producers

Roman Coppola

Henning Molfenter

Christoph Fisser

and Charlie Woebcken

Screenplay by

Wes Anderson 

Story by

Wes Anderson 

& Roman Coppola 

& Hugo Guinness 

& Jason Schwartzman

Music by

Alexandre Desplat

Product Specifications

Street Date

Digital: December 14

Physical: December 28

Product SKUs

Digital: 4K SDR, HD, SD

Physical:Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVD

Feature Run Time

Approx. 108 minutes


U.S. Rated R

*Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexual references and language. 

Aspect Ratio

Digital: 1.85:1  

Physical: 1.85:1  

U.S. Audio

Blu-ray: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital

DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, French 5.1 Dolby, English AD 2.0 Dolby

Digital: English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

U.S. Subtitles

Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French

DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French

Digital: English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)

Social Media

Twitter: @TheFrenchDispatch

Facebook: @TheFrenchDispatch

Instagram: @TheFrenchDispatch


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