‘POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’; Arrives On Digital July 23 & On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD August 6, 2019 From Warner Bros

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed their home entertainment releases of the Pokemon film ‘POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu’. The movie will arrive home early on Digital beginning July 23 and will be followed by the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD releases on August 6, 2019. 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.

You can Pre-Order your copy of ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ by clicking on the Amazon cart icon below!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
“It’s delightful.”

David Sim, The Atlantic

 

START LOOKING FOR CLUES WHEN

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu

ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD COMBO PACK,

BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK,

DVD SPECIAL EDITION AND DIGITAL FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

Own it Early on Digital on July 23

4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD debut on August 6

 

Burbank, CA, June 25 – Watch the world of Pokémon come to life in Ryme City when Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. For a limited time only, the 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD Special Edition will include a special Pokémon Trading Card Game card. The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds (the “Deadpool” films, “Buried,” “Life”) as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time. With Detective Mode on Blu-ray, watch “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” like you’ve never seen it before and discover a world of hidden clues, behind-the-scenes footage, pop-up trivia, Pokémon facts, fun featurettes, Easter eggs and more!

 

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Paper Towns,” “Every Day”) as Tim and Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird,” TV’s “Big Little Lies,” “Blockers”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story. The supporting cast includes Suki Waterhouse (“Insurgent,” “Love, Rosie,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”), Omar Chaparro (“Overboard,” “Kung Fu Panda”), Chris Geere (TV’s “Modern Family,” TV’s “You’re The Worst,” “Ill Behavior”), multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Rita Ora (TV’s “America’s Next Top Model,” “Fifty Shades Of Grey”), Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception,” “Godzilla”) and Bill Nighy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Love Actually,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”).

 

The film was directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”), from a story by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Nicole Perlman, screenplay by Hernandez, Samit, Letterman and Derek Connolly, based on the “Detective Pikachu” video game developed by Creatures Inc. It was produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter for Legendary Pictures, and Hidenaga Katakami and Don McGowan for The Pokémon Company. Serving as executive producers were Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Ali Mendes, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kenji Okubo, Toshio Miyahara, Hiro Matsuoka, and Koji Ueda.

 

Letterman’s creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies”), editors Oscar winner Mark Sanger (“Gravity”) and James Thomas (“Muppets Most Wanted”) and costume designer Suzie Harman (“RocknRolla”).The music is composed by Henry Jackman (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (“Wonder Woman”) and Framestore (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).

 

Launched in 1996 to an overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming fandom with over 324 million units sold worldwide, a trading card game available in 11 languages with more than 25.7 billion cards purchased, an animated television series in its 22nd season that is available in more than 160 countries and over 20 animated films, as well as books, manga comics, music, toys, merchandise and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, which has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.

 

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures Production, in association with Toho Co., Ltd., a Rob Letterman Film, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu.” It will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.

 

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” will feature HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” 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.

 

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” 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 “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” via purchase from digital retailers beginning July 23.

 

SYNOPSIS

 

When detective Harry Goodman goes missing, his son Tim (Justice Smith) and Harry’s former Pokémon partner Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together on an epic adventure through Ryme City, they uncover a shocking plot that could destroy the whole Pokémon universe.

 

4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

 

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

  • Detective Mode
  • Alternate Opening
  • My Pokémon Adventure
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Welcome to Ryme City
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Uncovering the Magic
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Action
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Colorful Characters
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Bringing Pokémon to Life
  • Mr. Mime’s Audio Commentary
  • Ryan Reynolds – Outside the Actor’s Studio
  • “Carry On” by Rita Ora and Kygo (Music Video)

 

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” DVD Special Edition contains the following special features:

  • Alternate Opening
  • My Pokémon Adventure
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Welcome to Ryme City
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Uncovering the Magic
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Action
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Colorful Characters
  • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Bringing Pokémon to Life
  • Mr. Mime’s Audio Commentary
  • Ryan Reynolds – Outside the Actor’s Studio
  • “Carry On” by Rita Ora and Kygo (Music Video)

 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

 

On July 23, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, AppleTV, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On August 6, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

 

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

 

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

 

ABOUT DIGITAL

 

*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

 

BASICS

 

PRODUCT                                                                            SRP

4K UHD Combo Pack                                                            $44.95

Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                              $35.99

DVD Special Edition                                                              $28.98

 

4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 6

EST Street Date: July 23

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese

Running Time: 104 minutes

Rating: Rated PG for action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements.

DVD: DLBY/SURR   DLBY/DGTL [CC]

Blu-ray: ENG ATMOS TrueHD   DLBY/SURR   DLBY/DGTL

 

The Credits

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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