One of the most anticipated sequels of 2022, Yell (also known as Cry 5) is finally coming to the UK on streaming as a digital buy – a bit later than expected.
So get your popcorn ready, as we can now confirm the film will be available to buy VOD in the UK on March 30, 2022, on major digital stores, such as Rakuten TV and iTunes.
The film, which did very well in cinemas around the world, was released in UK cinemas on January 14, 2022. Therefore, it will be released for streaming in the UK 75 days after its original release.
In the USA, Scream 5 (2022) is already available to stream on the Paramount+ streaming service at no additional cost, and has also been available for digital purchase since March 1.
At the time of this writing, Cry 5 is already available for pre-order on Amazon’s Prime Video store, and DVD and Blu-ray versions are also available for pre-order (see full bonus material details below).
But since Paramount+ has yet to launch in the UK (and should reach us “by the summer”), fans who want to stream Cry 5 will have to buy it digitally from VOD stores, such as Amazon’s Prime Video and Rakuten TV.
Yelldirected by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillette is the 5th chapter of the popular slasher movie franchise.
The series began in 1996 with the first film – also called Yell – which was made by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson.
The next three episodes were also directed by Wes Craven, with Cry 4 ending the first run in 2011.
The new film – simply titled Yell – is a direct sequel to the fourth film, so it is often called Cry 5 (or Scream 2022).
Twenty-five years after a series of brutal murders shocked the sleepy town of Woodsboro, California, a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect the secrets of the town’s murderous past.
As before, the film is a horror fest with self-referential comedy notes. It features Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega and Jack Quaid, with the return of some of the original cast members – neve campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Courtney Cox and more.
Cry 5 was a box office success (at least with the pandemic still limiting global ratings) and grossed a worldwide total of over $140. million, at the time of this writing.
The film’s success has led to the approval of a sixth installment – and it will arrive in cinemas on March 31, 2023.
Unlike some other movies released last year (like Dunes and The Matrix Resurrections which were available to stream on HBO Max), Scream 5 was exclusive to theaters when it launched and was not available to stream day-and-date.
Eventually, however, the film became available in the United States on the subscription-based Paramount+ streaming service.
Paramount+ is a major streaming service (it started life as CBS All Access and eventually changed its name), which includes content from CBS, Paramount Pictures, Showtime and more. It is primarily known as the home of star trek – including new shows, such as Star Trek: Discovery.
Paramount+ is coming to the UK later this year – although an exact date has yet to be announced (so for now it’s only available in the UK for those using a VPN).
As part of its partnership with Sky, Paramount+ will also be available as an app on Sky Q and will be free to Sky Cinema subscribers – but other customers will also be able to subscribe via a standalone app.
How to watch Scream 5 online in the UK
Cry 5 will be available for purchase and digital streaming from March 30, 2022.
The movie will be available on Amazon’s Prime Video store, Rakuten TV, Google Play Store, and other streaming video stores.
At the moment, only the Full HD (1080p) and SD versions are available for pre-order – but the 4K (UHD) version will also be available, once the film is released on digital.
This won’t be a premium rental – instead, the film will be available as a digital purchase, which you buy and then own digitally. The price may change before its final release, but is at £13.99 at the time of this writing.
Although this price is similar to the cost of past premium rentals, such as no time to die and Dunes (which were £15.99), there’s one major difference – a premium rental is only available to watch for 48 hours, while a digital purchase lets you own the film indefinitely.
At a later date (usually a few weeks after the initial release), the film will also be available for digital rental at a lower cost.
More than two months after the film’s theatrical release (in the UK), screams the digital release is later than what we’ve grown accustomed to in recent months.
However, this is still much earlier than films of the past, where it took several months before films were transferred from theaters to home entertainment.
Once Paramount+ launches in the UK, it’s possible Scream will become available to stream at no extra cost – but some Paramount movies are still ending up on Sky and NOW, so it’s too early to tell.
Scream 5 DVDs and Blu-rays
physical editions of Cry 5 – DVDs, Blu-rays and 4K Blu-rays – are also already available for pre-orderand will come out April 11, 2022.
the Blu-ray editions of the film will include the following bonus material:
Filmmaker’s Commentary – Directors, writers and filmmakers reveal the unwritten rules for surviving this groundbreaking horror film.
Lines – Catch up Yell stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette for a deep dive into their characters and why they’ve returned for a new shot at their favorite horror franchise.
new blood – Meet the next generation of Woodsboro victims and would-be killers.
In the shadow of the master – The cast pays homage to cinema maestro Wes Craven and reflects on his incredible legacy as a director who redefined horror.
Deleted scenes – To look for! They came back from the dead: discover the deleted scenes of the film.
The SCREAM DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.