andrew is 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 manâ€™s life. Andrewâ€™s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his abilityâ€”and his sanity. Bonus features:
commentary with writer/director damien chazelle and j. K. Simmons
an evening at the toronto international film festival with miles teller, j. K. Simmons and damien chazelle
timekeepers â€“ famous drummers discuss their craft and passion for drumming
whiplash original short film with optional commentary
deleted scene with optional commentary
whiplash bonus features include commentary with j. K. Simmons and damien chazelle and a toronto international film festival q&a with miles teller, j. K. Simmons and damien chazelle. Exclusive to the blu-ray is the original short film the movie was based on and a deleted scene, both of which include optional commentary and a 42-minute documentary featuring famous drummers who share stories and discuss their passion for the craft including chad smith, peter erskine, gina schock, doane perry and many more.