Apocalypto is quite the cinematic anomaly. Apart from brief stints on premium movie channels after its release to DVD on 5/22/07, it all but disappeared. After getting the itch to watch it recently and having no luck finding it on any streaming service - even Amazon Video which has seemingly every movie ever made available to rent - my interest was piqued and I did some digging. Buena Vista, the distribution company which distributed Apocalypto, was bought out by Disney in 2007; and obviously Disney decided not to continue printing it, thus causing this movie to go out of print, and, to the chagrin of all of us who enjoyed it, impossible to watch unless we pirated it, or bought a copy. Now, some wily entrepreneurs out there have exercised their capitalist right to be cinematic extortionists by charging upwards of $65 for a new Blu-ray copy of Apocalypto, which I, also being a capitalist, refused to buy - and instead opted for the $14 used but “very good” DVD version, which is indeed in very good quality. So, those of you out there who may have been wondering why you couldn’t stream this film that I personally feel is awesome, here’s your answer. Side note: according to the fine folks at Reddit, Apocalypto was once available to stream on Netflix UK, for what it’s worth.