Midsommar Director’s Cut Will Be Exclusive to Apple
Following the extended cut of the film’s limited theatrical release, turns out there’s going to be only one other way to see the Midsommar Director’s Cut, and that doesn’t include a home media release.
Bloody Disgusting reports that the longer version of the film, clocking in at 171 minutes (up from the theatrical cut’s 147 minute run time), will only be available on Apple TV. The film’s iTunes listing reads “Your purchase of Midsommar comes with Ari Aster’s extended and unrated director’s cut, exclusive to Apple TV. Plus go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Midsommar in an exclusive featurette, and watch the creation of Hälsingland in time-lapse footage of the elaborate and meticulous set construction.”
Midsommar will be released on digital and on-demand on September 24 with a blu-ray and DVD release set for October 8.
Midsommar follows a couple, played by Jack Reynor (Strange Angel) and Florence Pugh (Outlaw King), who are traveling through Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
The film also stars Will Poulter (Detroit), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Ellora Torchia (Broadchurch), Archie Madekwe (Teen Spirit) and relative newcomer Vilhem Blomgren.