After delay upon delay Christopher Nolan’s summer thriller can be viewed from the sanitized safety of your home, just in time for the holidays.
Warner Bros. has officially revealed its home-release plans for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, the time-twisting thriller which was one of the first tent pole films to hit theaters during the pandemic this summer.
The film, starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki, will be available via 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and digital platforms starting on December 15th with pre-orders beginning next Tuesday, November 10th.
According to Warner Bros., the Blu-Ray (priced at $35.99) and 4K combo pack ($44.95) will come with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tenet as told by the cast and crew. The DVD format is priced at $28.98 each.
Movie theaters in the U.S. that had been shut down since the first lockdown orders were issued in March began their first phase of reopening by the end of August. Tenet debuted on the silver screen on September 3rd in the U.S. The film had been released outside the U.S. on August 27th and Nolan was adamant about keeping the film’s theatrical release plan intact, and Tenet soon became one of the most closely monitored films in Hollywood for 2020 as other studios tried to figure out new release plans while continuously looking at the box office numbers that Tenet was bringing in to make adjustments.
Since its theatrical premiere, Tenet has grossed $350 million worldwide to date, something that Nolan and Warner Bros. seem happy with all things considered with the pandemic.
“Warner Bros. released Tenet, and I’m thrilled that it has made almost $350 million,” the director said. “But I am worried that the studios are drawing the wrong conclusions from our release — that rather than looking at where the film has worked well and how that can provide them with much needed revenue, they’re looking at where it hasn’t lived up to pre-COVID expectations and will start using that as an excuse to make exhibition take all the losses from the pandemic instead of getting in the game and adapting — or rebuilding our business, in other words.”
Tenet will be available for home viewing on December 15th.