Friday, February 25, 2022

The King’s Man

 



Out now on Digital and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD from Disney is The King’s Man which stars  Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter Movies), Gemma Arterton  (Summerland), Rhys Ifans (TVs House of Dragon), Matthew Goode (TV’s A Discovery of Witches), Tom Hollander (TV’s The White Lotus),  Harris Dickinson (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), Daniel Brühl (The Zookeeper’s Wife), Djimon Hounsou (Captain Marvel), and Charles Dance (Against the Ice).  

Set during WWI, The King’s Man tells the exhilarating origin story of Kingsman, the world’s very first independent intelligence agency. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions across the globe, one man must race against time to stop them.
 
Bonus Features*

·    The King's Man: The Great Game Begins Documentary

o    A Generation Lost – Discover how the filmmakers created a richly textured story that explores the origins of the Kingsman spy organization.

o    Oxfords and Rogues – Meet the phenomenal new cast of characters Matthew Vaughn has assembled.

o    All the World's a Stage – Delve into the meticulous world-building of THE KING’S MAN with interviews, on-location footage, artwork, and details of on-set construction and design.



o    Instruments of War – Experience the analog spy tech and early 20th century weaponry utilized in THE KING’S MAN and see a breakdown of the precise execution and evolution of the major stunts and combat in the film.

o    Fortune Favors the Bold – Join Matthew Vaughn and his team for music scoring and sound design.

o    Long Live the Kingsman – Cast, and crew reveal their thoughts about their collective journey through the very special experience of making THE KING’S MAN.

·    Featurettes

o    No Man's Land – Experience the creative process behind the harrowing knife battle sequence in several stages: rehearsals, storyboards, interviews and on-set footage, culminating with the atmospheric VFX.

o    Remembrance and Finding Purpose – Learn about amazing organizations such as The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes, two U.K.-based resources for recovery, well-being, and employment for military veterans. Also hear why Matthew Vaughn strongly supports their mission.

My Opinion: This film was funny and humorous with an interesting storyline with some parts silly. The tone lurches awkwardly from sweeping colonial melodrama to grim battle epic, camp, pseudo-Bond caper, and crass, unfunny farce.

 

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