At this point, I’m sure that we would all give COVID-19 a swift kick to the crotch if it could physically manifest itself as a life-sized being. Not only has this pandemic already impacted many of us in a medical or financial sense, but it’s also put a damper on our entertainment – and we could all use distractions in this trying time.
Given how movie theaters have shut down in a number of states, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) will be released via video-on-demand sooner than expected. In fact, the Margot Robbie-led flick can be purchased for $19.99 by way of services such as Amazon and iTunes, beginning on March 24th. Rental is expected to come sometime in April. This is actually good news, as the picture has yet to conclude its theatrical run, and this measure may help recoup some losses.
At the time of this writing, no release date has been given for those hoping to get their hands on a Blu-ray or DVD copy, though May seems to be the general consensus for that. I prefer owing physical copies myself, so let’s hope the wait isn’t too long.
So far, Birds of Prey has grossed only $177 million at the worldwide box office, but maybe it can find a larger audience when it comes home. It was quite good, at least in my opinion, and I feel it deserves to be seen by more fans of the genre.