The Last Duel is streaming on HBO Max so early

HBO Max subscribers may have been surprised to learn on Friday that Ridley Scott’s historical drama “The Last Duel”The film is now available for streaming on the internet, less than three months after its original theatrical release.

While “The Last Duel”This article appeared in a promo videoReleased by HBO Max at 2021 with 2022 releases in mind, the film went live on the streaming service with little fanfare considering how fast the 20th Century Studios title was made accessible.

Someone who has knowledge of the situation points out that there was an amended agreement between Disney Media and WarnerMedia. “The Last Duel”This film is available to stream on HBO Max and HBO On Demand. A 10-year old agreement that 20th Century Fox signed in 2012 saw 20th Century Fox film titles land on HBO Max and HBO Max during Pay 1 (i.e. This is the first window in which a film may be licensed to air on a TV channel such as Starz or HBO. However, that agreement was amended for 2022 to include Hulu/Disney+ in co-exclusive rights of a selection from 20th Century Studios/Searchlight Pictures.

Under the agreement, HBO/HBO Max retained Pay 1 TV window exclusivity on some of the slate through the end of 2022, although the deal is unlikely to be renewed – after 2022, 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures titles will likely stay within the Disney family through Disney+ or Hulu streaming debuts.

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Currently “The Last Duel”The film is currently streaming only on HBO Max. However, a person with knowledge of the situation says that the film will eventually stream on Hulu. This agreement also applies to the release of 20th Century Studios on February 23, 2019. “Free Guy”You can stream the entire series simultaneously on Disney+ and HBO Max.


As part of the amended agreement, the Pay 1 window was also shortened – which is why “The Last Duel”It is streaming already.

The R-rated “The Last Duel” – which stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck – grossed just $30 million worldwide after being released in theaters in October. Ridley Scott Later, they were blamed younger “audiences who were brought up on these f—ing cell phones” for the film’s box office failure. Affleck, who co-wrote the film with Damon and Nicole Holofcener, was more measured in his assessment of the film’s financial failure: “I’ve had bad movies that didn’t work and I didn’t blink,”Affleck explained EW. “I know why people didn’t go–because they weren’t good. But I liked what we did. I like what we had to say. I’m really proud of it. So I was really confused. And then to see that it did well on streaming, I thought, ‘Well, there you go. That’s where the audience is.’”

“The Last Duel”Was available for purchase via digital retailers On Nov. 30, the film hit Blu-ray, DVD and DVD. All HBO Max subscribers now have access. The film tells the true story about one of the last sanctioned duels in world history. Set in Medieval France, the film is told from three points of view as a woman accuses her husband’s former friend of sexual assault. In three chapters, the story is told from each viewpoint.

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