Why is not Godzilla Minus One on Blu-ray or streaming?

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Close to 6 months after its North American launch, we nonetheless don’t have Godzilla Minus One for buy or streaming.

Godzilla Minus One

Over the weekend we reported about The Fall Guy hitting VOD providers a mere 17 days after its opening weekend. While we all know that’s primarily a results of Universal being allowed to take action in an settlement that lets them pull a film’s theatrical run if it underperforms, it did carry up one other level on the alternative facet. What occurs when a film does insanely effectively on the field workplace, with critics and on the awards circuit however nonetheless doesn’t have a house video or streaming launch? That’s exactly the case with Godzilla Minus One, which pulled in $115.8 million worldwide on a $10-12 million price range.

Despite these field workplace numbers, Godzilla Minus One is nowhere to be legitimately present in North America. Keep in thoughts additionally that the movie made its North American debut December 1st — that’s nearly half a yr in the past!

Godzilla Minus One topped out at greater than 2,600 theaters, a hefty quantity for a global movie. After an inevitable lower, it jumped again as much as 2,000 in late January to capitalize on its Best Visual Effects Oscar nomination, scaling again into the highest 10. Yet, there was no push from the studio after it took house that award — whereas additionally changing into the primary international movie to win in that class and likewise the primary Godzilla film to win any Oscar.

Yet, right here we sit and not using a Blu-ray, 4K or streaming launch. Of observe, the film simply obtained a house video launch in its native Japan earlier this month. But it’s not like Toho must see the way it does again house earlier than they put it out within the States, because the field workplace numbers from home and worldwide are practically equivalent.

So when will we see Godzilla Minus One in a front room close to us? If we go by the earlier live-action entry within the franchise, Shin Godzilla, we could possibly be ready till near the tip of 2024. Whereas that movie hit North American theaters in October, it didn’t obtain a Region 1 Blu-ray till August of the next yr. While Shin Godzilla’s field workplace haul had nothing on Godzilla Minus One, it may nonetheless assist us slender down the discharge window.

When do you anticipate to see Godzilla Minus One for buy and streaming in North America? Will you be selecting it up?

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