DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World been released to digital formats three weeks ahead of the Blu-ray, 4k Blu-ray, and DVD editions. The film is available in SD, HD and 4k/HDR depending on the service. Let’s take a look where you can purchase ‘The Hidden World’, what bonus material is included, and how much the digital movie costs.
As mentioned above, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is available in standard definition (SD), high definition (HD) and ultra HD definition (UHD). In Digital 4k the movie features High Dynamic Range using HDR10. Apple iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNow and Vudu offer the film in 4k (Microsoft seems to offer HDR but NOT 4k — which is possible on certain devices). The audio is only provided in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1, even though the Blu-rays will offer Dolby Atmos.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is part of the Disney’s Movies Anywhere platform, so if you purchase the film from one service it should be available through other popular movie services including Amazon, Apple, Google, and Vudu. (See a list of partners here).
Bonus material varies according to who you purchase from, but the good stuff seems to be an alternate opening, deleted scenes and feature commentary.
Apple iTunes seems to offer the most bonus material (listed below). Microsoft and FandangoNow have the Alternate Opening with Intro by Writer/Director Dean DeBlois. Be sure to check with your preferred digital service to see if the bonus materials you would like to see are included with the purchase.
- Alternate Opening with Intro by Writer/Director Dean DeBlois
- Deleted Scenes with Intros by Writer/Director Dean DeBlois
- The Dragon Sheep Chronicles
- Welcome to New Berk
- A Deck of Dragons
- Astrid’s Whole Dragon Trilogy in 60 Seconds
- DreamWorks Shorts: Bilby and Bird Karma
- Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Dean DeBlois, Producer Bradford Lewis and Head of Character Animation Simon Otto
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is pretty much the same price from every service. They are asking $19.99 for either the SD, HD, or UHD versions.
- Amazon Prime Video – $19.99 (SD,HD)
- Apple iTunes – $19.99 (SD/HD/UHD) + iTunes Extras
- FandangoNow – $19.99 (SD/HD/UHD)
- Google Play – $19.99 (SD/HD/UHD)
- Microsoft Video – $19.99 (SD/HD/UHD) + 1 Bonus
- Movies Anywhere (directs customers to most services listed here)
- Vudu (Walmart) –$19.99 (SD/HD/UHD)