The Monster Hunter movie will be arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K in early March 2021, giving many people the first opportunity to watch the latest big-budget video game movie.
First announced in 2016, the Monster Hunter movie finally made its way to theaters in December of 2020. As one might expect, the franchise's current flagship game Monster Hunter: World also had some crossover content for the movie, allowing gamers to play as Mila Jovovich's character Artemis in the game.
You can get a feel for the film by checking out its trailer below:
The Monster Hunter Movie Facing an Uphill Battle
If you're like me, you might not have realized that the Monster Hunter movie launched in theaters. That's no surprise considering that there's a pandemic going on; people aren't exactly heading out to see the latest movies in person.
That's exactly why many of the biggest recent movie releases made the decision to have a simultaneous (or uncharacteristically quick) launch on digital streaming services. Unfortunately, Monster Hunter appears to have eschewed this strategy; right now, the only way you can legally watch it is in a movie theater. The Sonic the Hedgehog movie made a similar decision (albeit in more normal times); that particular film is finally arriving on Hulu next month.
The consequences of the decision to stick to physical theaters may have had an impact on it's somewhat poor performance to date — thus far, Monster Hunter has only made roughly $20 million of its $60 million production budget. Now, fans of the franchise will soon be able to watch Mila Jovovich fight giant monsters from the comfort of their home.
When is the Monster Hunter Movie Blu-ray Release Date?
The Monster Hunter movie Blu-ray release date is March 2, 2021, as reported by Go Nintendo. It will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and in 4K.
What about streaming services, though? Unfortunately, there's still no firm announcement on that front. Amazon currently lists the Monster Hunter digital release "as soon as it becomes available;" that said, the odds are good that it will probably launch on or near the same date.
For now, you can pre-order the Monster Hunter movie on Blu-Ray, DVD, and in 4K at prices ranging from $19.99–$29.99 or your regional equivalent. If you'd prefer to play the game instead, you can buy Monster Hunter: World for PC via Fanatical for just $17.39, a 42% discount that lasts for the next 11 days.
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