Nomadland with Frances McDormand on Blu-ray in April

The 2020 film “Nomadland” starring Frances McDormand is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on April 27th via Searchlight Pictures (Disney). The film, which is nominated for a total of six Academy Awards (including “Best Picture”), based on a book (written by Jessica Bruder) was directed by Chloé Zhao. This movie co-stars David StrathairnLinda May, and Charlene Swankie. It’s also worth noting that this film is, at this time, “Certified Fresh” over at Rotten Tomatoes based on critics’ reviews. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless surround sound. The release will include a digital code (copy) of the film. You can now finally find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart as well as online retailer Deep Discount. There’s no Amazon preorder listing yet and because Disney doesn’t seem to like them, it may be a while before you can purchase it from there but stay tuned for an update on that. The following bonus materials will be included with the Blu-ray release.

  • The Forgotten America
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Lunch Interrupted
    • A Gift From God
  • Telluride Premiere Q&A with Frances McDormand and Chloé Zhao

Also, there will not be a 4K UHD Blu-ray physical release however there will be a 4K digital release. Yes, I know. That’s typical. And finally, yes, I’m reporting this news late because Disney doesn’t send me any announcements. So, I’ve had to resort to finding my ways to get press releases on my own, plus there were not any preorder listings until just recently. That being said, below after the break you can find the trailer for the film and the full details regarding this upcoming release.








– Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times



Golden Globe® Award Winner for Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Director Chloé Zhao

Nomadland Arrives on Digital April 13 and Blu-ray™ April 27


Searchlight Pictures and Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, an exploration of modern-day van dwelling life on the road starring Frances McDormand, will be available on digital April 13 and Blu-ray™ April 27.


After premiering at the Venice Film Festival in September, Nomadland won the Golden Lion. It then went on to win the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, making it the first film to ever win the top prize at both festivals. Certified-Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes®, Nomadland continues to receive high acclaim from critics and fans alike. The film was recently awarded Critics Choice Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. And Frances McDormand is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.


Add Nomadland to your Movies Anywhere collection April 13 and buy it on Blu-ray™ April 27.


Synopsis:        Following the economic collapse of a town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and explores an unconventional life in the vast landscape of the American West. Along the way, she forms unbreakable bonds with other nomads in this powerfully moving story of hope and resilience from director Chloé Zhao, based on the book by Jessica Bruder, also starring David Strathairn.


Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland Bonus Features*

  • The Forgotten America
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Lunch Interrupted
    • A Gift From God
  • Telluride Premiere Q&A with Frances McDormand and Chloé Zhao


*bonus features may vary by retailer and product


Searchlight Pictures’ Nomadland Product Specifications

Street Date:                            Digital: April 13

Blu-ray™: April 27

Product SKUs:                      Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

                                          Physical: Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray™ Feature + Digital Code)

Feature Run Time:               108 minutes

Rating:                                   U.S. Rated “R”

Bonus material not rated

Aspect Ratio:                         Digital: 2.39

Physical: 2.39:1

U.S. Audio                             Blu-ray™: English 5.1 DTS-HDMA, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital

U.S. Subtitles:                        Blu-ray™: English SDH, Spanish, French

Digital: English SDH, Spanish, French