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Napoleon arrives free on Apple TV+ on March 1

Ridley Scott's Napoleon is finally streaming on Apple TV+. Following theatrical and premium VOD releases, the film will be available to Apple TV+ subscribers beginning March 1.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte , describing his rise to power and eventual demise. Vanessa Kirby plays Josephine, and much of the film's narrative focuses on their relationship, interspersed with dramatic recreations of Napoleon's six epic battles.

Napoleon grossed approximately $220 million during its worldwide release. Critical response to the film was mixed, largely due to the cluttered or rushed storytelling, but Ridley Scott's portrayal of stunning action scenes remains unsurpassed. The film received three Oscar nominations for best production design, sound design and costumes.

Apple TV+ subscribers will be able to enjoy the 2.5-hour epic from the comfort of their homes starting in March, where it aired. will air exclusively as an Apple original. There have been rumors of an extended 4-hour director's cut, but Apple has not officially confirmed plans to release anything other than a theatrical cut at this stage.

Other upcoming theatrical films on Apple's slate include a spy drama. Argyle (in theaters now), Wolves (starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt), Sundance Dear Fancy Dance, space drama Project Artemis and more.

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