Ah, the enigmatic Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, has stormed onto the streaming scene! Fans of Ridley Scott’s historical drama “Napoleon,” starring Joaquin Phoenix as the legendary leader, are eagerly searching for his next battlefield: the world of OTT platforms. But where can you witness his rise and fall from the comfort of your couch?
Fear not, intrepid cinephiles, for the answer lies in the land of bitten apples! “Napoleon” is an Apple Original Film, which means its rightful throne resides on Apple TV+. So, grab your subscription (or perhaps a friend’s) and prepare for an immersive journey through the Napoleonic era.
However, there’s a twist in this tale. While Apple TV+ will be the permanent home for the film, it hasn’t quite arrived there yet. Following its theatrical release in November 2023, “Napoleon” is currently experiencing a strategic 45-day theatrical window. So, if your local cinema is still echoing with the sounds of battle drums, you’ll have to wait a bit longer for the streaming premiere.
But fret not! January 9th, 2024, marked the film’s release on Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) services. This means you could rent it on platforms like Google Play Movies & TV, YouTube Movies, and BookMyShow for a nominal fee. Think of it as a quick skirmish before the grand siege on Apple TV+.
Speaking of the Apple TV+ premiere, it’s rumored to be happening sometime soon, possibly even within the next few months. And when it does arrive, brace yourselves for an extended cut! Director Ridley Scott has hinted at an extra hour of footage not seen in theaters, offering even deeper insights into the mind of the Corsican conqueror.
So, whether you’re a history buff, a Joaquin Phoenix devotee, or simply enjoy a good epic tale with a dash of battlefield grandeur, keep your eyes peeled on Apple TV+. The Napoleonic conquest of the streaming world is imminent!
Bonus Tip: While you wait, check out Apple TV+ for trailers and behind-the-scenes glimpses of “Napoleon.” You can even delve into other historical dramas like “For All Mankind” and “Slow Horses” to whet your appetite for grand adventures.