Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced today that Joker, their most recent billion-dollar DC blockbuster, will arrive on Digital HD just in time for Christmas on December 17, followed by its 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD launch on January 7.
To date, Todd Phillips’ critically acclaimed Joker, which stars 3x Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix, has grossed over 1.049 billion worldwide ($330.6M domestic; $718.4M foreign) on an extremely modest $55-70 million production budget and is now one of the most profitable films of all-time.
Unfortunately, the combo pack is a little light on special features and, as expected, doesn’t contain any deleted or extended scenes, so it’s fair to wonder whether a re-release may be coming down the line after the film’s expected Academy Award run this coming February.
THE MOST ANTICIPATED FILM OF THE YEAR,
ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD COMBO PACK,
BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK,
DVD SPECIAL EDITION AND DIGITAL FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC
Own it Early on Digital on December 17
4K, Blu-ray and DVD debut on January 7
The critically-acclaimed film has earned more than $1 billion globally
Directed, co-written and produced by Oscar nominee, Todd Phillips, “Joker” stars Joaquin Phoenix in this character study of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham City’s fractured society.
“Joker” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Joker” will feature Dolby Vision 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 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Joker” will 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; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
“Joker” 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 “Joker” via purchase from digital retailers beginning December 17.
ABOUT THE FILM
Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) longs for any light to shine on him. Trying his hand as a stand-up comic, he finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.
Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix stars in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro. The film also stars Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais and Leigh Gill.
Phillips directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oscar-nominated writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film was produced by Phillips and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Oscar nominee Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Serving as executive producers were Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Aaron L. Gilbert, Joseph Garner, Richard Baratta and Bruce Berman.
Phillips’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Lawrence Sher, production designer Mark Friedberg, editor Jeff Groth and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges. The music is by Hildur Guðnadóttir.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Joker” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
- Joker: Vision & Fury
- Becoming Joker
- Please Welcome… Joker!
- Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos
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