Fantastic Beasts on Ultra HD & 3D Blu-ray March 7

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be released March 28 on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D combo pack (Warner, $44.95)on March 28, and Digital HD March 7.

An expanded version of the movie’s connected VR (virtual reality) experience will also be available, featuring never-before-seen footage, new beasts, and more interactive magical spells to use with each of the creatures inside Newt’s case.

Additionally, all of the special features, including interviews with filmmakers, character and creature featurettes, deleted scenes and 360° videos, can be experienced on tablets and mobile phones using the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App, available for both iOS and Android devices.

Bonus features:

  • Before Harry Potter: A New Era of Magic Begins! – Join J.K. Rowling as she, David Yates and David Heyman return to Leavesden Studios to build a new and exciting corner of the wizarding universe.
  • Characters
    — The Magizoologist
    — The Goldstein Sisters
    — The New Salemers
    — The No-Maj Baker
    — The President and the Auror
  • Creatures
    — Meet the Fantastic Beasts
    — Bowtruckle
    — Demiguise
    — Erumpent
    — Niffler
    — Occamy
    — Thunderbird
  • Design
    — Shaping the World of Fantastic Beasts (360°)
    — New York City (360°)
    — MACUSA (360°)
    — Newt’s Magical Case (360°)
    — The Shaw Banquet
    — The Blind Pig (360°)
  • Deleted Scenes (11 scenes)

Warner Bros. is also re-releasing all eight Harry Potter films on Ultra HD Blu-ray for the first time, the last four on March 28 — “Order of the Phoenix,” “The Half Blood Prince,” and both parts of “The Deathly Hallows.” The first four films will be released later this year in Ultra HD: “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” “The Chamber of Secrets,” “The Prisoner of Azkaban,” and “The Goblet of Fire.”

— By Scott Hettrick