Following the film’s Oscar nominations, Universal Pictures has set a home box-office release date for “Darkest Hour”. The film will first release on Digital HD on February 6, 2018, it will then release on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on February 27, 2018 through Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. You can pre-order the digital version on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes or Google Play.
The Darkest Hour was directed by BAFTA Award winner Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), and was written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything). The film stars Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman (Harry Potter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and we should mention that Oldman won a Golden Globe for the role just this year. The critically acclaimed film received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Production Design.
In the film, Hitler’s army nears the United Kingdom, and it is up to Winston Churchill to decide between negotiating peace or fighting against impossible odds. Darkest Hour on Blu-ray and DVD comes with a feature commentary from Director Joe Wright, and two exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes that show Oldman’s extraordinary transformation into Churchill. The film also features Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Tomb Raider, The English Patient, Only God Forgives) and Lily James (Baby Driver, Cinderella).
Before the Oscar nominations, “Darkest Hour” first debuted to a very crowded box-office. The film opened to just four theaters back in November, it then opened nationwide in December. At that time hits like “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” and “Pitch Perfect 3” were ruling the domestic box-office. Still, the drama went on to make over $42M domestically, and over $79M worldwide. The “Oscar Bump” is sure to help the film on digital and home box-office sales, and will release in just a few weeks.