Whale Rider poster

DVD & Blu-ray Release Date

DVD: Whale Rider DVD release date is set for October 28, 2003. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches.

Blu-ray: Whale Rider Blu-ray will be available the same day as the DVD. Blu-ray and DVD releases are typically released around 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital: Whale Rider digital release from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases. The estimate release date is October 2003. We will update this page with more details as they become available. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release.

Whale Rider stars Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa. View everything you need to know about the movie below.



IMDb Rating




Theater Date

July 4, 2003


Pai, an adventurous young Maroi girl, longs to continue her family tradition of becoming a whale rider. Unfortunately, according to custom, only boys in her family can perform the sacred ritual. When Pai’s father moves to Europe, it leaves her grandfather Koro without an heir. Pai decides to succeed her grandfather as the tribe leader, secretly studying Maori fighting techniques. Koro disapproves of her interest in tribal practices that are typically performed by Maori men. She soon discovers that his opposition will be difficult to overcome.

PG-13 Rating

Whale Rider DVD/Blu-ray is rated PG-13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers (under 13).


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Reviews [star rating=”7.6″ ]

The movie currently has a 7.6 out of 10 IMDb rating and 80 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.


NZD 6,000,000

Box Office

$20.8 million


Drama, Family



Theatrical Release Date: July 4, 2003
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: October 28, 2003
Age Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 101 minutes
Budget: NZD 6,000,000
Box Office: $20.8 million
Genre: Drama, Family
Language: English