Earlier reports – including our own – that Midsommar‘s longer cut is Apple-only have been corrected by its distributor.
UPDATE #2: Midsommar’s director’s cut is now confirmed for release in the UK. It lands on Blu-ray (and DVD) on October 28th, and you can pre-order it here.
UPDATE #1: As per this article at The Playlist, A24 in the US has now confirmed that Midsommar‘s director’s cut will be coming to other formats too. Very happy to run this correction.
Ari Aster’s acclaimed summer hit Midsommar is making its way to home formats shortly, following its successful cinema run. An extended 171 minute cut of the movie, the Director’s Cut, is having a brief theatrical outing too.
But over in the US, it’s been discovered by the folks at Bloody Disgusting that the home release of the film’s longer version won’t now be heading to disc. Rather, that it’s going to be an Apple TV exclusive.
Midsommar is heading to disc in the US on October 8th, and in the UK on October 28th. Yet it looks like if you’re a supporter of physical media, you won’t be able to see the longer version of the film by buying a disc.
As per the iTunes store in the US, “Your purchase of Midsommar comes with Ari Aster’s extended and unrated director’s cut, exclusive to Apple TV”.
No official announcement has been made, but it feels depressingly plausible. For many years now, there have been extra features available only if you buy a digital download through Apple, that have been denied to those who fork out for a disc release.
The extended cut of the film has already been reviewed well too, incidentally.