Back in February, we teamed up with Empire magazine to run a competition which would decide the artwork for the Zavvi Exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook of the critically acclaimed film ‘Whiplash’. Empire readers submitted original artwork and the winning design, as selected by the film’s director Damien Chazelle, was to be featured as our Steelbook artwork . Empire forum user ‘bottlerocket’ was the overall winner with this magnificently sleek, minimalistic black and gold design, which also has a discreet blood spatter effect on the front. To accentuate this beautiful design, the Steelbook has a gloss finish and the front title is debossed.
‘The road to greatness can take you to the edge.’
The film itself follows the story of Andrew, an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability—and his sanity.
We have an exclusive interview clip with Director Damien Chazelle about his experience on Whiplash and working with the film’s main actors Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.
Whiplash is released on Steelbook Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on Zavvi today.
For a closer look at both the inner and outer artwork of this Steelbook then check out the YouTube video below by Blu-ray forum Hi-Def Ninja.
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