Disney+ Adds Nightmare Alley

The latest Disney+ surprise is the Oscar-nominated Nightmare Alley, which can be streamed from today in 4K-UHD and Dolby Vision.

Guillermo del Toro’s film noir is in the running for best picture, and best achievements in costume design, production design and cinematography.

Surprisingly, Disney+ didn’t promote it in the March highlights circulated to media earlier this month.

Curiously, several movies that were highlighted have yet to surface on the platform, including LA Confidential and The Secret Agent.

Nightmare Alley averaged an 80% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the consensus was: “While it may not hit quite as hard as the original, Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley is a modern noir thriller with a pleasantly pulpy spin.”

If you want to view it on 4K-UHD disc, you’ll need to import a copy from Australia or the US as Disney has all-but abandoned physical media in this market.

It includes a Dolby Atmos soundtrack whereas Disney+ is streaming it in 5.1. Extras include:

  • Del Toro’s Neo Noir – Writer-director Guillermo del Toro and his standout cast decipher the dark, complicated world of Nightmare Alley. The filmmaker reveals how his take on noir is rooted in classic cinema but offers an accessible, modern narrative.
  • Beneath the Tarp – Production designer Tamara Deverell and her talented team skillfully delivered both a decaying traveling carnival world and a gilded Art Deco high society with striking visuals. We explore how this design supported del Toro’s genre-bending filmmaking.
  • What Exists in the Fringe – Costume designer Luis Sequeira unravels his collaboration with Guillermo del Toro and reveals the symbolism that’s constantly at play in the film’s carefully crafted wardrobe’s design.
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2 Responses to “Disney+ Adds Nightmare Alley”

  1. I see Death on the Nile is coming March 30th as well. March has been a bumper month for movies ?

  2. Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley is all eye candy with a flimsy, predictable story. The original was rubbish, too.

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