Tenet, Christopher Nolan, Blu-ray, Warner Bros.

After making $350 million during its theatrical release Christopher Nolan’s TENET will make the jump to Digital, 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 15. And while we’ve known about the film’s home release date for some time, details concerning its 4K presentation have recently been made available.

Tenet 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features:

– Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of Tenet – An hour-long exploration of the development and production of the film as told by the cast and crew.

4K UHD Combo Pack retails for $44.95, while the Blu-ray will cost $35.99, with the DVD release standing at $28.98.

– 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and EST Street Date: December 15, 2020
– Preorder date: November 10
– DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, English-ADS, Canadian French
– BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, English-ADS, Brazilian Portuguese
– DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
– BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
– Running Time: 151 minutes
– Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some suggestive references, and brief strong language.

Much like any film released in 2020 after the month of February, Tenet has been forced to endure a series of obstacles due to the coronavirus pandemic. Be it delays, limited theater attendance, or denial in parts of the world where tentpole box office returns live or die, Tenet has indeed traveled a rough road to its success.

Recently while commenting on the film’s limited success, Nolan said, “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… Long term, moviegoing is a part of life, like restaurants and everything else. But right now, everybody has to adapt to a new reality.”

I agree with Mr. Nolan with regard to studios needing to take a hard look at what strategies did and did not work during the ongoing pandemic. While releasing films via PVOD or streaming services has worked out well for some, the fact remains that theaters are struggling to stay afloat during this unprecedented time in our lives. Will the COVID-19 pandemic change the way films are distributed forever? It’s perhaps too soon to tell, but odds are that studios will be divided on the matter for some time to come.

Directed and written by Christopher Nolan, Tenet features an international ensemble cast led by John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman,” TV’s “Ballers”) as the Protagonist. The film also stars Robert Pattinson (the “Twilight” films, “The Lighthouse,” upcoming “The Batman”), Elizabeth Debicki (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “The Great Gatsby”), Dimple Kapadia (“Angrezi Medium”), Martin Donovan (“Ant-Man,” “Fahrenheit 451”), Fiona Dourif (“Cult of Chucky”), Yuri Kolokolnikov (“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”), Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”), Clémence Poésy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“The Avengers: Age of Ultron”), with Michael Caine (“Inception,” “The Cider House Rules,” “The Dark Knight”) and Kenneth Branagh (“Dunkirk,” “Murder on the Orient Express”).

Here’s the official synopsis:

Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist (John David Washington) journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time. Not time travel. Inversion.

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet will arrive on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 15th.

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