Following its theatrical release in August, Blackpink: The Movie, a documentary film about one of K-pop’s biggest girl groups, will stream exclusively on Disney+ in Singapore from December 15.
Produced by YG Entertainment to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the group’s launch, the film follows Blackpink on their two most recent tours: the ‘In Your Area’ tour in 2018 and ‘The Show’ tour in 2021. In addition to live concert footage, the film, which is directed by Su Yee Jung (My Life In Your Memories) and Oh Yoon Dong (Montecristo: The Musical Live), also features exclusive interviews with Blackpink members Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé and Lisa as they recount memories from their first five years.
The Walt Disney Company announced the acquisition of the film during its ‘APAC Content Showcase’ in October, where it unveiled 28 new Asia Pacific originals and plans to greenlight a further 50 titles by 2023. The Disney originals slate also includes Korean drama series Snowdrop, starring Blackpink member Jisoo, a story about the forbidden love between a young couple, which also launches exclusively on Disney+ this month.
Blackpink: The Movie was released theatrically worldwide in more than 100 countries and 3,000 cinemas from August 4, although it was released at the end of August in some Southeast Asian territories, including Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The film grossed more than $4.8m in its first two weeks to become the highest-grossing event cinema release of 2021.