‘The King’s Man’ on digital, DVD, and Blu-ray

Category: Blu-ray's and DVD's

The prequel to the Kingsman franchise, The King’s Man, is now available on all formats. Among the stars are Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, and Djimon Hounsou.

This is the story of the origin of the Kingsman intelligence agency. It explores many facets of history as Orlando Oxford and his son Conrad (Fiennes and Dickinson), joined together in the journey to save democracy and freedom.  The story takes place in the beginning of the 20th century when World War I was ravaging the countries of Europe.

Many evil characters were plotting to take over. Among them was Grigori Rasputin, the close advisor to Czar Nicholas.  The film also delves into the cousins that rule a large part of the world: Czar Nicholas, King George, and Kaiser Wilhelm.

What makes this an interesting story is the depiction of the historical figures. Grand Duchess Anastasia, Queen Victoria, Archduke Ferdinand, all the Czar’s children, Lenin, Woodrow Wilson, and others come into play in the film. While the evil characters are plotting the demise of millions of people, the intelligence agency sorts out the devilish plots and save humanity.

Some of the photography in the film is interesting. It is definitely bloody and not suitable for young viewers, though. It is long (over 2 hours) and rated R.

This is the prequel to the 2014 film Kingsman: The Secret Service and the subsequent 2917 film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. It has some correlations to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. TV series (1964-1968) and subsequent  films in many ways, least of which is the fact that a tailor shop is the front for the organization.

The Kings Man is now available on digital, on DVD, on Blu-ray as well as 4K UHD. Some of the photography in the film is interesting however it is a bit long (over 2 hours). It is definitely bloody and not suitable for young viewers, though. The Kings Man is rated R.

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