Joker DVD release date UK and when is it out on iTunes, Blu-ray, digital release and rental

Joker movie UK release

Having picked up rave reviews following its premier at the Venice International Film Festival, it’s time to look ahead to the Joker DVD, Blu-ray and digital release date (UK details below). 2019 was a pretty impressive year for big-name films with the likes of Avengers Endgame and Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker coming out, but it looks like Joaquin Phoenix might just trump them all in terms of individual performance.

With BAFTA and Academy Award nomination to go along with the great reviews, Joker is clearly going to be huge on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Xbox ONE and PS4 to buy or rent. You can get a taste of the dark action in the trailer at the bottom of the page, but to start with here are all of the details on the home entertainment release.

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Phoenix (Gladiator, Walk The Line) was hotly tipped for another Academy Award nomination, which he went on to secure along with the BAFTA nod. This release gives him his fourth nomination, and while you don’t normally have comic book roles getting so heavily linked with the Oscars, you’ve only got to look at the trailer below to see that this is a special performance.

Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix

The film is essentially an origin story for the Joker as struggling stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) turns to crime and chaos amidst the disappointment and darkness of his life. It’s set in the gritty underbelly of Gotham City, but without the presence of Batman, who isn’t around yet, leaving Fleck to become his future self as one of the most infamous bad guys in history.

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Robert Di Niro (Silver Linings Playbook) stars alongside Joaquin Phoenix as chat show host Murray Franklin. It seems like a full circle loop following Phoenix’s thanks you speech at TIFF where he talked about his brother River getting him to return to acting by making him watch Raging Bull as his inspiration. They’re joined by Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) as Arthur’s love interest, Frances Conroy as his mother and Marc Maron (Glow) as his agent.

Joker stairs scene

DVD, iTunes, Xbox ONE, PS4, Amazon and digital rental release date UK

The Joker DVD and Blu-ray UK release date has been confirmed for Monday the 10th February 2020, following on from its run on the big screen in October 2019. With the hype surrounding the film, not to mention the positive reviews and Academy Award tips, it will also be available on 4K Ultra HD, which will be out on the same date as the other formats. There are only four special features bundled with the release, but they all focus on the lead character, which fits well. You can find out more about all of the bonus content at www.tuppencemagazine.co.uk/joker-special-features-bonus-content-blu-ray-4k/.

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The iTunes, Xbox ONE, PS4 and Amazon Video digital release was Monday 27th January 2020, so it’ll be a good way to kick the year off with a Joker-fuelled bang. It’ll only be available earlier on digital to buy, so if you’re waiting on the rental release this will be on the same date as the DVD and Blu-ray, so again the 10th February 2020.

The film has a runtime of 2 hours 2 minutes, so it’s going to be a chunky beast without being too close to the “too long to make it through without needing to pee” category. This should equate to a digital file size of around 4.6Gb at 1080p HD and 2Gb on standard definition. As ever, check your PC, Mac, PS4 or Xbox ONE hard drive for storage space before you download.

You can follow us on Twitter to see more news and updates on upcoming films and follow the official Joker movie Twitter page at https://twitter.com/jokermovie to see more on the home entertainment release.

UK cinema release date

Joker came out on the big screen in early October 2019 with a UK release date of Friday the 4th, the same as in the US. It didn’t have too much competition at the box office with the exception of the Renée Zellweger Judy Garland biopic, Judy, which was out on the same day. However, the two had fairly different audiences and while the trailer for Judy was impressive, the #1 spot was always going to go in the direction of the DC Black opener.

Joker age rating

The British Board of Film Classification confirmed the Joker age rating would be a 15 in the UK, with an R rating in the US, which tell you a lot about what to expect. The trailer doesn’t give too much away in terms of the darker elements of the film, but you know that they’re going to be there, and the 15 certification in the UK comes with parents guide notes of strong bloody violence and language.

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We’ll add in more details about the film as they become available, but the information above should give you a good idea of what to expect.

You can also see the Warner Bros. website for the official Joker movie page at www.warnerbros.com/movies/joker for more on the film ahead of its arrival on DVD, Blu-ray and digital.

Joker final trailer

The trailer for Joker does an incredible job of setting the film up and with the addition of the strong reviews the film has picked up and the possibility of an Oscar nod for Phoenix, it’s clearly going to be one of the biggest DVD releases of 2020. If you missed it on the big screen then you might want to start counting down the days until the physical and digital versions of the film come out early in the New Year. There’s even talk of a sequel, so it’s going to be interesting to see how it all shapes up.