Going to the cinema to see a new movie is an experience like no other. There is something about seeing a film in the theater with an audience. But not everyone can make it, and thanks to the film gods out there, we don’t have to wait too long anymore for the DVD.
Gone is the time when we waited, god forbid, a year for a film to come out on DVD and Blu-ray. Put simply, the demand is just too great, and the studios aren’t interested in waiting too long for that extra money to pour in, especially when most of the audience might have forgotten about their outdated masterpiece.
Luckily for us, that means we get to see our favourites that much sooner. Or if we haven’t had a chance to get to the cinema, we don’t have a year to feel left out when our friends are talking about it, or threatening them with your dinner fork when they accidentally reveal a spoiler.
I am very glad that I went to see Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them at the cinema. Sure, I went a couple of weeks after everyone else, but it had an amazing impact on the big screen, one which wouldn’t have had the same effect had I seen it for the first time at home.
For me, it was sort of a tradition anyway. I’d seen every Harry Potter in the cinema, except the first one, which I saw on video. Doesn’t that tell you how old I am? So I just had to go and see its spin off and start a new tradition. It was incredible. I loved it. And I couldn’t wait to see it again.
And now, not even six months later, my wishes have been answered. You lucky folks haven’t had to wait at all really. The studios have just announced that the Blu-Ray and DVD will be hitting the shelves on March 27.
The magical adventure is also due to be released on Ultra HD Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-Ray Combo Pack. Digital HD will be available Tuesday, March 7.
So get shifting those DVD’s around. And make sure you leave room for at least four more films. Trust me, you’re going to need it.