New Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones film The Aeronauts lands on the big screen today (4th November 2019), so there’s bound to be a fair few of you wondering when it will be coming out on DVD, Blu-ray, digital or even 4K Ultra HD. However, this is not going to be your average home entertainment release, so sadly up the basket to find out what the deal is.
The starting point to help address any expectations for a physical release for the film is that it is an Amazon Studios production that is ultimately designed to feature on its streaming service Amazon Prime Video. However, because of the performances of the big name stars and the incredible visuals, adventure and danger in the film it is getting a cinematic release before then, including IMAX.Advertisement Will The Aeronauts be available on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K, iTunes or digital rental in the UK?
The long and short of it is no, the release of either The Auronauts DVD or Blu-ray is highly unlikely due to the upcoming arrival of the film on Amazon Prime Video in December 2019. It’s a similar story for the 4K Ultra HD disk, iTunes digital or any of the rental options as the film appears to be exclusive to Prime.
While that might be a disappointment for some of you, for anyone with Amazon Prime video you’ll be able to stream the full film on digital when it gets its release on the 20th December 2019. For anyone that doesn’t have Amazon Prime Video, it’s a subscription service, but it does provide a free trial which you could use on the digital release date of The Aeronauts to watch the film and check out some of the other content available. You can get a free trial at www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000784673.Advertisement The visual splendour makes the film perfect for 4K and 3D, following in the footsteps of Gravity, but with no Blu-ray release the only option will be Amazon Prime. The service doesn’t have any 3D features, but it does have 4K UHD for some of its content, especially its more recent original TV shows and films, so we’re expecting The Aeronauts 4K to be available too.
The Aeronauts runtime is 1 hour and 41 minutes, so it’s a fairly short adventure, but one that might be worth catching on the big screen or even IMAX to take in the dizzy heights that were hit be the pioneering scientists and balloonists of the day.
The film has been given an age rating of PG in the UK by the British Board of Film Classification with just a little mild threat and injury detail to be aware of. Obviously, if you’ve got a fear of heights then you might want to give The Aeronauts a miss, but in general this is one for anyone old enough to be interested in watching it.Advertisement The Aeronauts railer
If you haven’t seen The Aeronauts on the big screen, you can see in the trailer why it got a cinematic release, despite being an Amazon Video original production. The visuals are breathtaking, but you can appreciate the scale of it all better on the silver screen. It’ll still be impressive when it goes digital in December, especially if it gets the 4K treatment.