As of this writing, “Coraline” is only available on the streaming service Crunchyroll, a service devoted mostly to anime, but that covers other animation besides. Crunchyroll is currently owned by Sony and costs $7.99 a month for a subscription.

Otherwise, “Coraline” must be rented or purchased. On AppleTV and Spectrum, “Coraline” costs $3.99 to rent, while on Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, and in the Google Play and Microsoft Stores, it costs $4.99 to rent. All the same services offer a purchasable version for $14.99, except for Prime Video, which only charges $13.49. One cannot say why Prime charges $1.50 less. Prime, Vudu, AppleTV, and the Microsoft store also offer 4K versions, should you live in one of the 44% of American homes with a 4K-capable TV set.

 “Coraline” was presented in 3-D when it was first released, although 3-D Blu-rays of the film (released back in 2011) are only currently available on the second-hand market. The Shout! Factory put out a Blu-Ray/UHD combo pack in 2022, and it comes in a really nifty steelbook case. That edition is still available for $29.98, and it’s worth the price, as it comes with multiple short making-of documentaries, an essay, and a full-length storyboard. There are also plenty of Blu-ray and DVD editions available through most online retailers, ranging in price from $18 to $23.

If one wants to treat themselves, there are also several Laika Studios DVD/Blu-ray box sets that bundle “Coraline” with “ParaNorman” (also great) and “The Boxtrolls” (also, also great). There are also sets that include “Kubo and the Two Strings” with the others, although that film isn’t as much fun. These sets range from $15 to $30.

Armed with the above knowledge, gentle consumer, I order thee to go forth.



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