FIRST LOOK: The Secret Garden – VOD

If your head is spinning wondering what’s coming out in theaters, what’s going straight to VOD and what’s heading to your favorite streaming service you’re in good company. I’m trying to keep up with all these moves, delays and changes and it’s eating my lunch too.

The Secret Garden is another film I missed that is skipping theatrical release and going straight to VOD/PVOD.

The Secret Garden is officially foregoing its previously scheduled theatrical release and has opted for a digital release instead. Originally set to hit the theaters in April, the film will now be making its debut on Friday, August 7 on PVOD at the suggested retail price of $19.99.

Colin Firth’s The Secret Garden Movie Heads Straight to VOD

Despite the article linked above from June, until yesterday July 30 at it still was showing as a theatrical release on August 14. I’m guessing they are confused too.

Anyway, what’s this movie about?

THE SECRET GARDEN starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx is a new take on the beloved classic novel of the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in England during a new time period in 1947, the film follows a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate.

Rotten Tomatoes Story Info

The title ad blurbs mention “from the producer of Harry Potter and Paddington” — I’m not sure if they’re trying to seriously make a comparison between those movies and this one (see my take on producers here: How Important are Movie¬†Producers?), but the source material has an interesting premise.

The official trailer:

Despite my curiosity, it’s doubtful I’ll be spending $19.99 to watch this one on streaming, instead waiting a couple months (or less) for it to appear on one of the streaming channels. It’s profiled here, however, for those who are looking forward to seeing it ASAP. Are you excited about seeing this film? Let us know.

The Secret Garden will be released on VOD/PVOD on August 7, 2020.

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