Availability Of 2015 Oscar Nominated Films On DVD & Blu-ray

Life Itself not nominated for Best Documentary Feature?  No recognition for The Lego Movie in the Best Animated Feature category?  No Best Actor nod for David Oyelowo as MLK in Selma?

Instead of blowing a gasket over these surprise omissions from the 87th annual Academy Award nominations, why not calm down and take a look at which of the 45 nominated feature films are either playing in theatres or are available on home video right now and when everything else will hit DVD and Blu-ray?

As always, this list will be updated as new dates & changes become available.  Dates reflect DVD/Blu-ray releases, unless otherwise noted.  The winners will be announced Sunday night, February 22nd.  In the meantime, happy screenings!

American Sniper – May 19

Begin Again – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Beyond The Lights – February 24

Big Hero 6 – February 24

Birdman – February 17 but still playing in theatres

The Boxtrolls – January 20

Boyhood – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Citizenfour – Now playing in theatres, airing on HBO February 23 September 8 August 25

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Finding Vivian Maier – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Foxcatcher – March 3

Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me – Now playing in selected theatres, opening in more in April & May, airing on CNN June 28, out on DVD September 1

Gone Girl – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Guardians Of The Galaxy – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

The Hobbit:  The Battle Of The Five Armies – March 24

How To Train Your Dragon 2 – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Ida – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

The Imitation Game – March 31

Inherent Vice – April 28

Interstellar – March 31 but still playing in theatres

Into The Woods – March 24, but still playing in theatres

The Judge – January 27

Last Days In Vietnam – April 28

Leviathan – May 19

The Lego Movie – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Maleficent – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Mr. Turner – May 5

Nightcrawler – February 10

The Salt Of The Earth – Opening in theatres March 27 July 14

Selma – May 5

Song Of The Sea – March 17

Still Alice – May 12

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya – February 17

Tangerines – July 21

The Theory Of Everything – February 17

Timbuktu – June 9 (DVD), June 23 (Blu-ray)

Two Days, One Night – April 21  August 25

Unbroken – March 24

Virunga – Now playing on Netflix

Whiplash – February 24

Wild – March 31

Wild Tales – June 16

X-Men: Days Of Future Past – Now available on DVD & Blu-ray

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Thursday, January 15, 2015
5:58 p.m.

UPDATE:  Citizenfour, the Edward Snowden documentary, is still playing in select cinemas but if you’re an HBO subscriber you can catch it the night after the Academy Awards on February 23rd at 9 p.m.  Special thanks to Twitter follower @LOLCat2014 for the HBO tip.  Meanwhile, Best Picture nominee Birdman is scheduled to come out on DVD & Blu-ray February 17th and Interstellar will hit home video on March 31st. Like Citizenfour, both films can be still seen, for the time being, in theatres.  All these dates have been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, January 25, 2015
1:47 a.m.

UPDATE 2:  Two Days, One Night (AKA Deux Jours, Une Nuit) is coming to DVD & Blu-ray April 21st.  The date has been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, February 8, 2015
4:47 p.m.

UPDATE 3:  Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken will be released on DVD & Blu-ray March 24th while Reese Witherspoon’s nominated turn in Wild will be out the following week on the 31st.  Both dates have been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Friday, February 13, 2015
3:57 a.m.

UPDATE 4:  The Battle Of The Five Armies, the third & final chapter in The Hobbit trilogy, is pencilled in for a March 24 home video release.  The date has been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Sunday, February 15, 2015
1:53 a.m.

UPDATE 5:  The Imitation Game is coming to DVD & Blu-ray March 31.  The date has been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
2:38 a.m.

UPDATE 6:  According to its official Twitter account, Best Documentary Feature nominee Virunga is now available on Netflix.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:44 p.m.

UPDATE 7:  Inherent Vice will be released on home video on April 28 while Selma and Mr. Turner are both slated to debut on DVD & Blu-ray May 5.  The new dates have been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Saturday, March 14, 2015
10:51 p.m.

UPDATE 8:  You can see Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning performance in Still Alice beginning May 12th when the film hits DVD & Blu-ray that day.  The new date has been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Monday, March 23, 2015
1:54 p.m.

UPDATE 9:  American Sniper and Best Foreign Language Film nominee Leviathan are out May 19.  Timbuktu, another Foreign Language contender, will be released on DVD June 9 and then on Blu-ray June 23 while Wild Tales, another nominee in that category, will be available June 16.  The new dates have been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
3:53 a.m.

UPDATE 10:  Long after its initial limited theatrical release last September, Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me continues to be screened in select cinemas in both Canada & the United States.  Check the official website for where the film is currently playing and where it will be opening for the rest of April and the entirety of May.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Friday, April 10, 2015
3:14 a.m.

UPDATE 11:  Best Foreign Language Film nominee Tangerines is coming to home video July 21.  The date has been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Saturday, April 25, 2015
6:00 p.m.

UPDATE 12:  Just noticed that Two Days, One Night has had its release pushed back to late summer.  Originally scheduled for April 21, it will now be released on DVD & Blu-ray August 25.  The change has been noted in the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Saturday, May 23, 2015
4:19 p.m.

UPDATE 13:  Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me can be seen on Sunday, June 28th at 9 p.m. on CNN with “limited commercial interruption” according to an ad running on the network.  It will be available commercial-free on DVD only September 1.  Meanwhile, Wim Wenders’ The Salt Of The Earth is coming to home video on July 14.  Finally, Citizenfour, Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, will be released on DVD & Blu-ray September 8.  All these dates have been added to the list.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Thursday, June 25, 2015
2:31 a.m.

UPDATE 14:  Citizenfour’s release date has changed.  It will now be available August 25.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Friday, July 31, 2015
4:03 a.m.

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