Empire’s Fantastic Beasts limited edition video cover revealed

We’ve revealed a fantastic newsstand cover. We’ve unveiled a beastly subscribers' cover. And now, in what is possibly a world first, we can reveal our frankly rather magical Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them video cover.

Fantastic Beasts

Yes, this cover quite literally moves, in the style of Potter’s favourite rag The Daily Prophet – or more accurately, its NYC counterpart, The New York Ghost. The cover plays two videos: one featuring a behind-the-scenes tour of the movie and a chance to hear from its stars, including the movie’s director David Yates and its writer, producer and creator J.K. Rowling herself. The second video shows the film’s latest trailer. Here's a handy guide to how the video works.

"We love to innovate and constantly push the envelope creatively," says Empire’s Editor-in-Chief Terri White. "Our friends at Warner Bros. Pictures were the perfect partner for our most ambitious idea yet – making the cover move. Our readers are going to be desperate to get their hands on a copy and see the new world of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them brought to life."

On sale from 27 October, priced £9.99, this is an extremely limited edition version of our latest issue. There will only be 5000 copies, available exclusively at participating Sainsbury’s. Click here for a full map of all the Sainsbury’s stores stocking the issue, or click here for the full list in an extremely exciting spreadsheet. We’d recommend calling the shop ahead before making a long road trip in your flying Ford Anglia, as some stores are likely to sell out fast.

Your regular, non-video cover Empire is still reassuringly present and correct, of course, and also on sale from 27 October. Take a look what’s inside this month’s issue here, and click here to subscribe.