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Fans can watch Swift film at home


This year, Taylor Swift is giving her fans a gift on her birthday by releasing an extended version of her concert film “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.”

On Monday, one day after the superstar wrapped her last Eras show of 2023, she said on X, formerly Twitter, that “I was thinking a fun way to celebrate the year we’ve had together would be to make The Eras Tour Concert Film available for you to watch at home!”

The extended version will feature three songs not seen in the theatrical release: live performances of “Long Live,” “Wildest Dreams” and “The Ar- cher.”

Starting Dec. 13, the documentary — which Toronto Star film critic Peter Howell described as “pure spectacle and something to behold” — will be available to rent on Apple TV, Prime Video, VUDU, Xfinity, Google Play and YouTube in Canada and the U.S.

The movie, which set box of- fice records for a concert film when it opened in North Amer- ica Oct. 12, was shot by director Sam Wrench over three nights as Swift wrapped the U.S. leg of her blockbuster tour in Los An- geles in August.

The film generated $6.2 mil- lion in pre-sales for Cineplex Inc., making it the Canadian company’s most successful pre- sales event.

As of Sunday, it had reportedly grossed $178.3 million (U.S.) in North America, with a worldwide total of $249 mil- lion.

The “Eras Tour” will return on Feb. 7, 2024 in Tokyo. Swift will play six shows in Toronto next November and three in Van- couver in December.





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