The director urges film fans to buy physical copies of “Oppenheimer” so they can keep the film.
“Oppenheimer” director Christopher Nolan is urging fans to purchase a physical copy of the film when it becomes available for home viewing so that no “evil streaming service” can snatch it. Nolan’s statement was made ahead of a screening of the film, as reported by Variety.
“Of course, ‘Oppenheimer’ has been quite an intense journey for us, and now it’s time for me to release a home version of the film that we’ve worked very hard on for months. I’m known for my love of the cinema and have put a lot of work there, but the truth is, how the film looks at home is equally important to me,” says Christopher Nolan, continuing.
“‘The Dark Knight’ was one of the first films where we specifically formatted it for Blu-ray release because it was a new format at the time. And when it comes to ‘Oppenheimer,’ we took great care and attention to the Blu-ray version but especially the 4K version. We tried to translate the photography and sound, put it into the digital world with a version you can buy and own at home and put on a shelf so no evil streaming service can come and steal it from you.”
Christopher Nolan had previously had an open conflict with Warnermedia after the company, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, decided to release all of its films for an entire year directly to their streaming service HBO Max. This did not affect any of Christopher Nolan’s films, but the director was nonetheless very upset and wrote in a public statement.
“Some of our industry’s biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars went to bed the night before thinking they were working for the best movie studio and woke up to find out they were working for the worst streaming service.”
Nolan also did not collaborate with Warner Bros. on “Oppenheimer” but instead made a deal with Universal Pictures.
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