Twentieth Century Fox has released The Wolverine to Digital Download, two weeks before the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and On Demand options are available on December 3. Some digital providers including iTunes and Best Buy’s Cinema Now are offering the Extended Cut, with a total-run-time of 2 hours and 18 minutes. To compare, the theatrical version runs about 2 hours and 7 minutes. Below we’ve listed prices for The Wolverine in Digital Download format from various services. Interestingly enough, many digital services are offering the HD version for just a dollar more than the SD version. Does this mean we’ll soon be able to choose either version for the same price? Nevertheless, the title is currently only available to buy, not to rent.
Where to Buy
- Apple’s iTunes has the SD version of The Wolverine priced at $18.99, and the HD version priced at $19.99. (HD available in 720p or 1080p)
- Amazon is selling the SD version on $12.99, and the HD version for $14.99 on Amazon Instant Video.
- Vudu has The Wolverine priced at $13.99 for the SD version, and $14.99 for either the HD or HDX format. (HD available in 720p or 1080p)
- Best Buy’s Cinema Now is selling the SD version for $19, and the HD version for $20.
- M-Go is also selling the SD version for $19.99, a dollar less than the HD version for $20.99.
- Google Play Store has the SD version for $12.99, while the HD version costs $14.99.
FOX has made a habit of releasing titles via digital download before disc and On Demand rentals, a trend started with the studio’s release of Prometheus to digital format two-and-a-half weeks earlier than Blu-ray and DVD.
The Wolverine released to theaters in the US on July 26, 2013 and earned $132M domestic / $283M worldwide. The film stars Hugh Jackman as X-Men superhero Wolverine who travels to Japan to meet an old acquaintance.