- Dec 21, 2002
- Real Name
- Jake Lipson
I think that will probably happen...eventually. But I wouldn't count on it for a while. Disney paid $75 million for the rights to release this, so they will probably want to do that at some point as an additional revenue stream for recouping that. But for the time being, its value to Disney is in driving subscriptions to Disney+. You can see that already in the fact that they recently dropped the free trial option, so that people can't just sign up and watch Hamilton and then cancel without paying. I'd be very surprised if there was a disc release within this year. Maybe in a year or two when it's not the hot new thing on Disney+ because it's been around longer.I wonder what the chances are of a Blu ray.
Before the pandemic moved it up, the theatrical release was originally scheduled for October 2021, which would have likely meant a disc in early 2022. It wouldn't surprise me if they stuck to that timetable.
That being said, the live show is a different experience from watching the film and would absolutely still be worth attending if you can afford to do so when it is able to resume performances. The film is a terrific document of the show, but there's nothing like seeing it live in front of you.