Christopher Nolan Calls Streaming Services Evil

By Robert Scucci | Published

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Christopher Nolan urges fans to purchase Oppenheimer on Blu-ray instead of relying on the evils of streaming, according to Variety. The director took a jab at streaming services during an event that celebrated the film.

He did not mince his words when he stated that it’s always better to own a physical copy of intellectual property rather than utilizing streaming services that can remove content from their platforms at the drop of a hat.

Oppenheimer In Its Best Form

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Though he was being facetious to a certain degree, Christopher Nolan sincerely believes that owning physical media is the route that home viewers should take if they want to watch Oppenheimer in its purest form.

And owning it outright instead of playing the rousing game of streaming musical chairs that we’ve all grown accustomed to.

Streamers Removing Movies


As we all know, Christopher Nolan is not just a filmmaker, but a serious auteur who wants to preserve his media in a way that streaming simply doesn’t allow.

Recent months have shown us that streaming giants like Netflix, Max, and Paramount+ will remove films and series from their platforms with little to no notice, which is a sore spot for many subscribers.

There’s nothing worse than signing up for a service to watch some of your favorite content, only for it to be removed from the platform after you’ve already thrown your money down for a subscription.

Overall Quality Of Oppenheimer

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But there’s another part of the equation that Christopher Nolan is passionate about, and that’s preserving the photography, sound, and overall quality of films like Oppenheimer with a proper home release in the form of a Blu-ray disc.

In fact, when The Dark Knight was slated for home release in 2008, it was specifically formatted for Blu-ray because it was a relatively new technology that ultimately proved to be the preferred format for the home-bound cinephile with a taste for exceptional quality.

DVD Extras Not On Streaming

It’s also worth mentioning that with physical media comes a number of extras that aren’t offered presently through streaming.

It’s one thing to be able to quickly queue up Oppenheimer on Peacock, but if you’re a true Christopher Nolan fan, don’t you want to see how the movie was made?

The Blu-ray version of Oppenheimer will include bonus content like The Story of Our Time: The Making of Oppenheimer to make it a worthwhile purchase for those who are interested in taking a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s production.

Enhancing The Viewing Experience

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The Blu-ray will also include the documentary To End All War: Oppenheimer & the Atomic Bomb, which features interviews with Christopher Nolan and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, as well as archival footage of Albert Einstein, Adolph Hitler, and J. Robert Oppenheimer himself.

In other words, there’s plenty of supplemental material to enhance the viewing experience.

It will totally immerse viewers in the historical events the film was based on, while also delivering the movie itself to home theaters with High Dynamic Range boasting brighter, deeper, and more lifelike color.

Oppenheimer Available On Pre-Order

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As of this writing, physical copies of Oppenheimer are available for pre-order and will be available on Blu-ray and other digital platforms on November 21.

If you want to see the movie at home the way Christopher Nolan intended, then we strongly suggest that you add a copy to your collection.