Netflix’s The Sandman is getting a physical release in the United Kingdom and the United States, with new listings stating the movie will be available on both DVD and Blu-Ray. The physical release is dated for November 27th in the UK and November 28th in the US.
The product description for the series release is as follows:
“Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline), THE SANDMAN is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures (plus a bonus episode featuring two fan-favorite stories). When the Sandman, a.k.a. Dream (Tom Sturridge, Sweetbitter, Velvet Buzzsaw) — the powerful cosmic being who controls all our dreams — is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for over a century, he must journey across different worlds and timelines to fix the chaos his absence has caused.”
The physical release will be 8 hours and 23 minutes long and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Artwork uploaded to the Amazon listing notably includes the DC logo about The Sandmans.
We got confirmation of the US release a little after the UK in September 2023. There, we know the series will be getting a Bluray release plus a 4K Ultra HD edition.
— THEDISCFATHER (@TheDiscFather) September 7, 2023
Special features for the release include two featurettes: The Sandman: Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek and The World of The Endless. Both of these reside on YouTube so no exclusive features.
Until the recent release confirmation we’ve now got, creator of The Sandman comics and executive producer Neil Gaiman had been repeatedly asked about the possibility of a physical release on Tumblr. Most replies stated that they didn’t know whether it would be released physically and stated it’s “up to Netflix.”
In January 2023, he responded to a question about a release, stating, “I don’t know. I expect so, but I don’t know what the various rules and agreements are between Netflix and Warner Bros TV.”
Netflix Originals getting physical releases isn’t unheard of but is generally quite rare. Oftentimes, the only way to get a physical release is because the underlying rights are owned by another company (that’s the case here with Warner Bros. Discovery / Warner Bros. Television behind the show for Netflix) or if a movie gets added to the Criterion collection.
Note: This article was first published on August 14th, 2023 but has since been updated with new information.
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