FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD Is Getting An Extended Cut With Seven Minutes Of New Footage
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced details on the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital HD release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which also confirms an extended cut!
In addition to the theatrical cut of the Fantastic Beasts sequel, the home video release will also feature an extended cut of the film on Digital HD with over seven minutes of never-before-seen new footage.
The Crimes of Grindelwald will actually be the third film in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter universe to receive an Extended Cut, joining both Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will also contain a number of magical special features, including making of featurettes, deleted scenes, and a whole lot more.
FROM THE CREATOR OF HARRY POTTER, THE MAGIC CONTINUES WHEN
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DVD SPECIAL EDITION AND DIGITAL
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
4K UHD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include an extended cut with deleted scenes
Own it Early on Digital on February 15
4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD debut on March 12
Burbank, CA, January 15 – Welcome back to Hogwarts when “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the second of five all new adventures from the Wizarding World created by J.K. Rowling, arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital.
The 4K UHD Combo Pack and the Blu-ray Combo pack include an extended cut of the film with more than seven minutes of deleted scenes added, available as a digital download. Also featured is an audio introduction by director David Yates and over an hour of fantastic special features.
“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”).
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film is produced by David Heyman, Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.
“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).
The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will feature Dolby VisionTM 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 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will also 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. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” 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 “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” via purchase from digital retailers beginning February 15.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:
- J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed
- Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life
- Distinctly Dumbledore
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: The Return to Hogwarts
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Newt’s Menagerie
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Credence, Nagini and the Circus Arcanus
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Paris and Place Cachée
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Ministere des Affaires Magiques
- Unlocking Scene Secrets: Grindelwald’s Escape and the Ring of Fire
- Deleted Scenes
Feature Film Running Time: 134 minutes
Extended Cut Running Time: 141 minutes
At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald's plans, Albus Dumbledore 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.
Director: David Yates
Eddie Redmayne as Newton "Newt" Scamander
Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore
Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald
Katherine Waterston as Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein
Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski
Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein
Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone
Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange
Callum Turner as Theseus Scamander
Claudia Kim as Nagini
William Nadylam as Yusuf Kama
Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery
Kevin Guthrie as Abernathy
Poppy Corby-Tuech as Vinda Rosier
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Skender
Brontis Jodorowsky as Nicolas Flamel
Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson as Grimmson
David Sakurai as Krall
Derek Riddell as Torquil Travers
Wolf Roth as Spielman
Victoria Yeates as Bunty
Cornell John as Arnold Guzman
Jessica Williams as Eulalie Hicks
Joshua Shea as young Newt Scamander
Fiona Glascott as Minerva McGonagall
Deepak Anand in an undisclosed role
Liv Hansen as Ministry of Magic Witch
Alexandra Ford as Acolyte
Johanna Thea as Ministry of Magic Witch
Jag Patel as Senior Wizard
Adam Ewan as Yarwood
Israel Ruiz as Ministry of Magic Wizard
Aykut Hilmi as Shafiq
Joakim Skarli as Ministry of Magic Wizard
Jan Freygang in an undisclosed role
Linda Santiago as Credence's Aunt
Nicki Vickery as Senior Wizard
Simon Wan as Chang
Adrian Mozzi in an undisclosed role
Alfrun Rose as Red-Haired Witch
Christopher Birks as Young Auror
Bart Soroczynski as Stebbins
Phil Hodges as Prisoner 001
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald apparates into theaters November 16
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