"Gotta catch 'em all!" they said, but with that many Pokémon on display - and many of them being a distant memory - one viewing simply wasn't enough.
Rob Letterman's (Goosebumps) 2019 live-action/animation hybrid played out like Who Framed Roger Rabbit for a new generation and was an absolute must-see for fans of the Japanese media franchise. Some critics felt that its appeal was perhaps too centred upon admirers of the existing property, alienating those whose knowledge of Pokémon begins and ends with merely throwing Poké Balls.
Then again, if you're reading this, you'll know which category you conform to. So, let's explore its home release in the UK!
DETECTIVE PIKACHU: How does Ryme City fit into the Pokémon universe?
Was it a success?
If you're yet to see it, we're here to help you make an informed purchase.
Is it worth buying? Absolutely! The film boasts a respectable 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, but its audience score is at a glowing 81%.
Essentially, this is a film which fans of the franchise will swoon over; if that's you, then dig in. Even if you're not, Ryan Reynolds' (Deadpool) central performance as Pikachu is worth checking out regardless.
If you're here because you want to see it again though, then look no further...
Pokémon Detective Pikachu UK release date: Blu-Ray & DVD!
As listed on Amazon.co.uk, you can currently pre-order the Blu-Ray for £15.00, which is set for release on Monday, September 16th, 2019.
It's available across a number of platforms; DVD for £10.00, 3D for £20.00 and 4K for £24.99.
DETECTIVE PIKACHU: Is a Pokémon sequel on the way?
There's a steelbook!
If you're a collector, as a fair few Pokémon fans are, then you may want to get your hands on the steelbook before it gets away safely.
The 4K steelbook is currently available on Amazon for £29.99; it's due for release on the same date.
Hopefully, the release is accompanied with some exciting bonus features.
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