You can bring home a critically-acclaimed film home on DVD and Blu-ray this August. The Soloist will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 4. The standard DVD will be priced at $19.99 SRP while the Blu-ray will be priced at $29.99 SRP. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx and Catherine Keener.

The Soloist

Based on the true story of musical prodigy Nathaniel Ayers, who developed schizophrenia in his second year at Juilliard and ended up homeless on the streets of downtown L.A. where he performs the violin and cello. The drama is based on the relationship the musician developed with Steve Lopez, a Los Angeles Times reporter whose column informed the script, as did a book Lopez is writing that Putnam will publish in the spring.

Special Features:

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