Napoleon has now secured a digital release date, prompting speculation about the commencement of Ridley Scott’s epic on streaming platforms. Initially hitting theaters on November 22, 2023, the Napoleonic film led by Joaquin Phoenix received mixed reviews. Currently at a 58% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film’s domestic earnings during its release was a modest $60 million.
Napoleon (2023) Digital Release Date
Ridley Scott’s film appears to have secured a digital release date, just a few weeks after its theatrical premiere. According to When To Stream, the Napoleonic biopic will be available on PVOD services (such as Apple, Amazon, and Google) starting Tuesday, January 9. While the official confirmation from the film’s studio (Apple) is still pending, if the reported date holds, it would mark the digital release 48 days after Napoleon first hit theaters—a timeline consistent with other Apple Originals.
Additional release details for the film, particularly regarding a physical release, have not been provided. However, projections suggest that fans eager to acquire the film on Blu-ray, 4K UHD, or DVD might anticipate its physical availability around February. Please note that this timeline is speculative and subject to confirmation from the official sources involved in the film’s distribution.
As of now, there is no official streaming release schedule for the film. Given that it is an Apple film, it will likely be available on Apple TV+. However, the specific streaming release date remains unknown. Apple’s approach to streaming its major theatrical releases, such as Killers of the Flower Moon and Napoleon is a hot topic.
Since both films are considered contenders for the Academy Awards, it would be strategic for Apple to release them on its streaming service ahead of the Oscar nomination period. This could involve making Napoleon available on Apple TV+ before the Academy Awards nominations are announced on Tuesday, January 23, providing ample time for positive word-of-mouth and momentum leading up to the awards ceremony on Sunday, March 10.
Napoleon is currently ready to release digitally on Tuesday, January 9.