There are plenty of people who, around this time of year, scramble to watch as many Oscar-nominated films as they can before the Academy Awards ceremony takes place in March. If you are one of these ambitious moviegoers making your way down the nomination list, you’ll hit “Empire of Light” once you reach the best cinematography category. Unlike some nomination picks that require you to trek to the theaters and shell out the cash to see the film on the big screen, the distributors of “Empire of Light” have announced that the movie will be available at home, just in time to catch it before the big event is held.
Continuing the long-time pattern of releasing different at-home watching options, movie fans will get to watch “Empire of Light,” via streaming, on both HBOMax and Disney+ on February 7, 2023 (via DisneyPlusInformer). Canadian viewers will have to wait one more day as the release will be on February 8. For those who prefer to have a hard copy, or do not have the opportunity to stream, the movie will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 21, 2023. Unlike the streaming option, the Blu-ray and DVD version will include an exclusive interview with Director/Writer Sam Mendes, who discusses the making of the film and his own personal connection to it.