The summer blockbuster hit Godzilla won’t be available on hard copy until next month, but you don’t have to wait that long if you have a Vudu account. As of 3 a.m. this morning, Godzilla made its home debut on the digital movie service.
The film features Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston in the reboot of Japan’s greatest monster. Over the summer the film made over $200 million at the box office after a $93 million opening weekend debut. Godzilla was filmed on a budget of $160 million and is expected to easily make more with its home release in September.
Godzilla was met with generally positive reviews and continued the trend of Hollywood to make films with a much darker tone, thanks in no small part to the direction of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The film is a far cry from the Matthew Broderick Godzilla that was met with far more criticism due to campy dialogue and story lines despite solid special effects. In addition to the change in tone, Godzilla himself is much different than the Broderick film and leans more towards the old Japanese Godzilla’s of the past.
At just over two hours in length, the film should do well on the home market.
Godzilla is not the only film making it’s digital debut today. The Fault in our Stars makes it’s Vudu debut as well two weeks ahead of it’s hard copy release. The film stars Shailene Woodley of the Divurgent series. Woodley plays a teenage cancer patient coming to grips with her life in the face of finding love from an unexpected encounter. The film was made on a $12 million dollar budget and quietly grossed over $124 million at the box-office. Ansel Elgort plays the teenage boy Woodley’s character falls in love with. The trailer is below.