Press Release WHV Press Release: Joker (4k UHD) (Blu-ray)

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“Brilliant. A cinematic original.”

Anne Thompson, Indiewire

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THE MOST ANTICIPATED FILM OF THE YEAR,

Joker

ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD COMBO PACK,

BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK,

DVD SPECIAL EDITION AND DIGITAL FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC



Own it Early on Digital on December 17

4K, Blu-ray and DVD debut on January 7



The critically-acclaimed film has earned more than

$1 billion globally



Burbank, CA, December 2 – Directed, co-written and produced by Oscar nominee, Todd Phillips, “Joker” stars Joaquin Phoenix in this character study of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham City’s fractured society.


Joker” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.


The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Joker” 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 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Joker” will 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; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.


beginning December 17.



ABOUT THE FILM


Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) longs for any light to shine on him. Trying his hand as a stand-up comic, he finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events.


Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line,” “Gladiator”) stars in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “The Godfather: Part II”). The film also stars Zazie Beetz (TV’s “Atlanta,” “Deadpool 2”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” TV’s “Castle Rock”), Brett Cullen (“42,” TV’s “Narcos”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,” TV’s “Barry”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow,” “Molly’s Game”), Shea Whigham (“First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Marc Maron (TV’s “Maron,” TV’s “GLOW”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”), Josh Pais (“Going in Style”) and Leigh Gill (TV’s “Game of Thrones”).


Phillips directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oscar-nominated writer Scott Silver (“The Fighter”), based on characters from DC. The film was produced by Phillips and Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Oscar nominee Emma Tillinger Koskoff. Serving as executive producers were Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Aaron L. Gilbert, Joseph Garner, Richard Baratta and Bruce Berman.


Phillips’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Lawrence Sher (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “The Hangover” trilogy), production designer Mark Friedberg (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Selma”), editor Jeff Groth (“War Dogs,” “The Hangover Part III”) and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (“Phantom Thread,” “The Artist”). The music is by Hildur Guðnadóttir (TV’s “Chernobyl,” “Sicario: Day of the Soldado”).




BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS



“Joker” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

  • Joker: Vision & Fury
  • Becoming Joker
  • Please Welcome… Joker!
  • Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos


DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS


On December 17, “Joker” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On January 7, “Joker” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.




BASICS



PRODUCT SRP

4K UHD Combo Pack $44.95

Blu-ray $35.99

DVD $28.98


4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: January 7

EST Street Date: December 17

DVD Languages: English, Spanish, French

BD Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, French

Running Time: 122 minutes

Rating: Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images

DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]

4K/Blu-ray: Dolby ATMOS



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