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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, released on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and 4K UHD on 27th March 2017 from Warner Home Video.
Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Colin Farrell
David Yates
David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram
Warner Home Video
2 hours 13 minutes
27/03/2017

Under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters, Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, released on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-Ray and 4K UHD on 27th March 2017 from Warner Home Video.

There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to the Second Salemers, a fanatical faction of No-Majs (American for Muggles) bent on eradicating them. And the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, after wreaking havoc in Europe, has slipped away... and is now nowhere to be found.

Unaware of the rising tensions, Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures, some of which are safeguarded in the magical hidden dimensions of his deceptively nondescript leather case. But potential disaster strikes when unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt's beasts loose in a city already on edge-a serious breach of the Statute of Secrecy that former Auror Tina Goldstein jumps on, seeing her chance to regain her post as an investigator. However, things take an ominous turn when Percival Graves, the enigmatic Director of Magical Security at MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), casts his suspicions on both Newt... and Tina.

Now allied, Newt and Tina, together with Tina's sister, Queenie, and their new No-Maj friend, Jacob, form a band of unlikely heroes, who must recover Newt's missing beasts before they come to harm. But the stakes are higher than these four outsiders-now branded fugitives-ever imagined, as their mission puts them on a collision course with dark forces that could push the wizarding and No-Maj worlds to the brink of war.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina, Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob, Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina's sister, Queenie, Ezra Miller (Trainwreck, upcoming Justice League) as Credence, two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou Barebone, Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV's Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr., Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina Picquery, and Colin Farrell (Saving Mr. Banks, True Detective) as Percival Graves.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose seven beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander.

In addition to David Yates, the film reunited a number of people from the Harry Potter features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair and Rick Senat served as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It, the Sherlock Holmes movies), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi, the Harry Potter films), three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Burke (Gladiator, the Harry Potter films), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Manz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1), and Yates' longtime editor Mark Day (the last four Harry Potter films). The music was composed by eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (Defiance, Michael Clayton, The Hunger Games films).

  • Characters: The Magizoologist-A wizard who is more comfortable with beasts than he is with other human beings. Cast and crew discuss Newt's character, costume and journey in the film
  • Creatures: Meet the Fantastic Beasts-Venture into the magical world of beasts and the creative team behind them
  • 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 Magizoologistlogist-A wizard who is more comfortable with beasts than he is with other human beings. Cast and crew discuss Newt's character, costume and journey in the film
  • Characters: The Goldstein Sisters-Magical sisters with a strong bond. Cast and crew discuss Tina and Queenie's characters, costumes and journeys in the film
  • Characters: The New Salemersemers-A family intolerant of magic. Cast and crew discuss the family's characters, costumes and journeys in the film
  • Characters: The No-Maj Baker-A No-maj who is magical in his own way. Cast and crew discuss Jacob's character, costume and journey in the film
  • Characters: The President and the Aurornt and the Auror-Two of Macusa's finest. Cast and crew discuss their characters, costumes and journeys in the film
  • Creatures: Meet the Fantastic Beasts-Venture into the magical world of beasts and the creative team behind them
  • Creatures: Bowtruckle-Meet Picket - a bowtruckle with attachment issues. Cast and crew discuss the bowtruckle's character, what a bowtruckle is and how it was created for the film
  • Creatures: Demiguise-Meet the beast with the power of invisibility. Cast and crew discuss the demiguise's character, what a demiguise is and how it was created for the film
  • Creatures: Erumpent-Meet the beast that dances with Newt. Cast and crew discuss the erumpent's character, what an erumpent is and how it was created for the film
  • Creatures: Niffler-Meet the beast that loves anything shiny. Cast and crew discuss the niffler's character, what a niffler is and how it was created for the film
  • Creatures: Occamy-Meet the beast with the ability to change its size. Cast and crew discuss the occamy's character, what an occamy is and how it was created for the film
  • Creatures: Thunderbird-Meet the bird that can change the weather. Cast and crew discuss the thunderbird's character, what a thunderbird is and how it was created for the film
  • Design: Shaping the World of Fantastic Beasts-Get to know the creative team behind the construction, design, costumes and props of the wizarding world who discuss how the massive sets were brought to life
  • Design: New York City-Explore the streets of New York City in 1926. An inside look at the construction, detail and design that went into creating New York
  • Design: MACUSA-Explore the halls of Macusa. An inside look at the construction, detail and design that went into creating Macusa
  • Design: Newt's Magical Case-Explore Newt's magical case. An inside look at the construction, detail and design that went into creating Newt's magical case
  • Design: The Shaw Banquet-Explore the Shaw Banquet. An inside look at the construction, detail and design that went into creating Shaw's Banquet
  • Design: The Blind Pig-Explore the Blind Pig. An inside look at the construction, detail and design that went into creating the Blind Pig
  • Deleted Scenes
  • None or TBC

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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