Oliver Stone has tackled many subjects, many controversial (JFK anyone?) but, many have been amazing films, and Wall Street is one of them. Fresh from his Oscar-winning film Platoon, Stone decided to tackle Reaganomics and greed with Wall Street. A young stockbroker, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) is a wannabe hotshot (Pun intended) wanting to climb the corporate ladder under the guidance of Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas, in his iconic, Oscar-winning performance). After piquing Gekko's interest with some insider information about Bud's father's (Martin Sheen) airline job, Fox rises near the top of the chain, garnering a huge office, plenty of cash and a girlfriend, Darien (Darryl Hannah, in her Razzie-winning role). Of course, Fox learns of Gekko wanting to destroy his father's airline he works for and grab the pension for himself and now Fox must decide to either be greedy, or clear his conscience.
While not Stone's best film, this one is a classic, namely for Douglas's portrayal of Gekko, believably playing this villainous monster, and deservedly winning Best Actor of 1987 at the Academy Awards. Both Sheen's are fine in their rolls, but Hannah is the big stinker of the film; its biggest weakness. The screenplay does a decent job capturing the life and style of stock trading and business and Stone does well enough behind the camera as usual, just not peak perfection of his better films.
Moving to the disc, picture quality is kind of a mixed bag. The film was shot in a drab, dull style, with a heavy grain field and a lack of primary colors for the most part, it is representative of the source photography, with plenty of detail throughout, but this isn't one to show off your setup. Audio is the same story, with a 5.1 DTS-HD track that isn't really needed but the dialogue and music are accurate, the sparse surrounds are decent but don't expect a workout for your speakers.
The highlight here are the extras included on the disc, starting with an excellent commentary with Oliver Stone, 2 documentaries (The Making of Wall Street, a nearly hour-long look at the making of the film, and "Greed is Good", another nearly hour-long with new(er) interviews with the cast, crew and various Wall Street types), nearly a half hour of deleted scenes with optional Stone commentary and a Fox Movie Channel featurette about the legacy of the film & a look of the sequel. A slipcover & a booklet round out the extras here.
Overall, this is a fine disc for a fine film with fine extras and a fine presentation, but maybe for the next disc (4K won't improve matter much, if at all) maybe have more extras that aren't just carryovers, but worthy disc regardless.