Paramount Sets Home Release Dates for Triple Oscar Nominee ‘Babylon’

Paramount Home Entertainment has announced home release dates for Babylon, one week after the film about Hollywood in the Roaring ’20s nabbed three Academy Awards nominations.

The film, which stars Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, will be released digitally via premium video-on-demand (PVOD) and for premium purchase on Jan. 31. The suggested retail price is $19.99 for a digital rental and $24.99 for a digital purchase.

Babylon, which earned $15.2 million in North American theaters, will subsequently be issued on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, regular Blu-ray Disc, and DVD on March 21. Also available that day: a limited-edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook.

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Babylon a week ago was nominated for three Oscars: Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.

According to Paramount, fans who buy the film digitally at the premium price will gain access to over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes interviews and deleted scenes.

Bonus features include:

  • “A Panoramic Canvas Called Babylon” — The cast and crew discuss the inspiration and motivation behind the original story and development of the film, 15 years in the making.
  • “The Costumes of Babylon” — This mini-doc explains how costume design was fundamental to character development and the challenges that went into creating over 7,000 costumes for the film.
  • “Scoring Babylon” — An inside look into Justin Hurwitz’s musical process to compose a score to further elevate the film.


Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, Babylon checks in at three hours and 9 minutes. The film features a cast of characters — the Silent Film Superstar (Pitt), the Young Starlet (Robbie), the Production Executive (Diego Calva), the Musical Sensation (Jovan Adepo) and the Alluring Powerhouse Performer (Li Jun Li) — who are striving to stay on top of the raucous, 1920s Hollywood scene and maintain their relevance at a time when the industry is moving on to the next best thing.