Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has just added the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to its release roster, scheduling a 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD version for release in late March.
There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to the No-Majs (American for Muggles), including the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction bent on eradicating them. And the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, after wreaking havoc in Europe, has slipped away…and is now nowhere to be found.
Unaware of the rising tensions, Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the magical hidden dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case. But potential disaster strikes when unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt’s beasts loose in a city already on edge—a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy that former Auror Tina Goldstein jumps on, seeing her chance to regain her post as an investigator. However, things take an ominous turn when Percival Graves, the enigmatic Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), casts his suspicions on both Newt and Tina.
Now allied, Newt and Tina, together with Tina’s sister, Queenie, and their new No-Maj friend, Jacob, form a band of unlikely heroes, who must recover Newt’s missing beasts before they come to harm. But the stakes are higher than these four outsiders—now branded fugitives—ever imagined, as their mission puts them on a collision course with dark forces that could push the wizarding and No-Maj worlds to the brink of war.
Aside form the feature film, the release will also host a good number of bonus features, such as the Featurette ”Before Harry Potter: A New Era of Magic Begins!”, allowing you to join writer J.K. Rowling as she, David Yates and David Heyman return to Leavesden Studios to build a new and exciting corner of the wizarding universe.
The release will offer a closer look at some of the movie’s Characters, in featurettes, covering The Magizoologist, The Goldstein Sisters, The New Salemers, The No-Maj Baker and The President and the Auror.
Equally, you can revisit the Creatures in Meet the Fantastic Beasts, Bowtruckle, Demiguise, Erumpent, Niffler, Occamy and Thunderbird.
Another set of Features covers the Design of the movie, including Shaping the World of Fantastic Beasts, New York City, MACUSA, Newt’s Magical Case, The Shaw Banquet and The Blind Pig.
A set of 11 Deleted Scenes will complete the package.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will arrive in stores on March 28 and can be yours for $44.95 as 4K UHD version, $44.95 as a Blu-Ray 3D combo, $35.99 as a Blu-Ray Disc combo and $28.98 as a 2-disc Special Edition DVD.