Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed their home entertainment releases of the latest ‘Wizarding World’ entry. ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ will arrive home early on Digital beginning February 15 and will be followed by the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD releases on March 12, 2019 and will also feature an Extended Cut, although it appears it will only be available as a Digital exclusive. Continue after the jump to check out the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings, disc specs and more, plus artwork for the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray releases.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“One of the biggest third-act reveals in the whole Harry Potter series.”
Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post
FROM THE CREATOR OF HARRY POTTER,
THE MAGIC CONTINUES WHEN
The Crimes of Grindelwald
ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD COMBO PACK,
BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK,
DVD SPECIAL EDITION AND DIGITAL FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
4K UHD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include an extended cut with deleted scenes
Own it Early on Digital on February 15
4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD debut on March 12
Burbank, CA, January 15 – Welcome back to Hogwarts when “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second of five all new adventures from the Wizarding WorldTM created by J.K. Rowling, arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital.
The 4K UHD Combo Pack and the Blu-ray Combo pack include an extended cut of the film with more than seven minutes of deleted scenes added, available as a digital download. Also featured is an audio introduction by director David Yates and over an hour of fantastic special features.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” features an ensemble cast led by Johnny Depp (the “Pirates of the Carribean” films, “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérable”), Jude Law (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Cold Mountain”), Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice,” “Alien: Covenant”), Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Alison Sudol (TV’s “Transparent”), Ezra Miller (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin”), Zoë Kravitz (“Dope,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), Callum Turner (“War & Peace,” “Green Room”), Claudia Kim (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Dark Tower”), William Nadylam (“SK1,” “Kirikou and the Sorceress”), Kevin Guthrie (“Sunshine on Leith”), Carmen Ejogo (“Selma,” “It Comes at Night”) and Poppy Corby-Tuech (TV’s “Harlots”).
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first “Fantastic Beasts” film, including Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland”) and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films). The music is by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (“Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Hunger Games” films).
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” via purchase from digital retailers beginning February 15.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
More than two decades ago, a young Harry Potter was whisked onto Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station, and readers everywhere were swept along with him into a magical universe, created by J.K. Rowling. In the years since, the seven Harry Potter bestsellers have inspired eight blockbuster movies, an award-winning stage play, and, more recently, the successful start of the Fantastic Beasts five-film franchise. People of all ages have been enthralled by these extraordinary adventures, set within an ever-widening shared universe, inspired by the vision of J.K. Rowling.
For today’s growing worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, the Wizarding World welcomes everyone to explore more of this magical universe—past, present and future. The Wizarding World also provides fans with an instant, trusted kite-mark of quality and authenticity.
4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
- J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed
- Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life
- Distinctly Dumbledore
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: The Return to Hogwarts
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Newt’s Menagerie
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Credence, Nagini and the Circus Arcanus
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Paris and Place Cachée
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Ministere des Affaires Magiques
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Grindelwald’s Escape and the Ring of Fire
- Deleted Scenes
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On February 15, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers. On March 12, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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4K UHD Combo Pack $44.95
Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
DVD Special Edition $28.98
4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 12
EST Street Date: February 15
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French
Feature Film Running Time: 134 minutes
Extended Cut Running Time: 141 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sequences of fantasy action
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]
Blu-ray: DLBY ATMOS [CC]
4K UHD: DLBY ATMOS [CC]
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