‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Goes Digital in February
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is releasing on Digital next month, followed by a 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD Special Edition release. The second of five all new adventures will first release on Digital on February 15th, followed by the 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD debut on March 12th.
Both the 4K UHD Combo Pack and the Blu-ray Combo pack will include an extended cut of the film, which will feature more than seven minutes of deleted scenes available as a digital download. Also featured is an audio introduction by director David Yates and over an hour of fantastic special features.
The second installment failed to top the original’s opening weekend but still made over $62M during the film’s debut. The second chapter then went on to make over $158M domestically before grossing over $647M worldwide.
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
To thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
David Yates, directed “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” working from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” reunites the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first “Fantastic Beasts” film, including Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (“A River Runs Through It”), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (“The English Patient,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Gandhi,” the “Harry Potter” films), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Alice in Wonderland”) and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last four “Harry Potter” films). The music is by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (“Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Hunger Games” films).
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” features an ensemble cast led by Johnny Depp (the “Pirates of the Carribean” films, “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérable”), Jude Law (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Cold Mountain”), Katherine Waterston (“Inherent Vice,” “Alien: Covenant”), Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Alison Sudol (TV’s “Transparent”), Ezra Miller (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin”), Zoë Kravitz (“Dope,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”), Callum Turner (“War & Peace,” “Green Room”), Claudia Kim (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Dark Tower”), William Nadylam (“SK1,” “Kirikou and the Sorceress”), Kevin Guthrie (“Sunshine on Leith”), Carmen Ejogo (“Selma,” “It Comes at Night”) and Poppy Corby-Tuech (TV’s “Harlots”).
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