Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Available Today on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital from Lionsgate -- ARTHUR THE KING (Review) #ArthurTheKing

Disclosure: I was provided with a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

My family has been counting down the days until ARTHUR THE KING arrived to DVD and Blu-ray as we missed it when it was in theaters, and had this movie on our must watch this. We are a dog loving family, so whenever a family-friendly movie like this comes out, we can't wait to see it. And...it doesn't hurt that Mark Wahlberg is in, too!  :-)  As a fellow Bostonian, I have to root for fellow Bostonians like Mark. :-)

This movie is based on an amazing true story and will have you rooting not only for Michael Light and his team as they complete in the extreme Adventure Racing World Championship in Santa Domingo, but also for this street dog, Arthur. As soon as Arthur comes along in the film, you can't help but have your heart melt, especially if you love dogs like my family does. We rescue dogs, and recently rescued a senior chihuahua that was found in GA in a kennel with 400 other dogs.  Looking at Arthur, I couldn't help but wish that Michael would do whatever it takes to makes sure this street dog is safe and cared for. Even though I watched the trailer (see below) and know Arthur came along for the race, I had no idea just how strenuous the race was for humans, let alone a dog that never trained for such a race.

My family really enjoyed this movie, and we were all reaching for tissues throughout the movie, as there are some tug at your heart moments that will have you rooting for Michael and Arthur. Don't worry, I will not spoil what happens.  What I will say, though, this is one of the best family-friendly movies we have seen in a while, and we can't wait to watch it again, and are glad we now own it on DVD and Digital, so we can watch it over and over again for years to come.  

In addition to this heartwarming movie, this new release to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital also contains some great bonus content that you must check out including audio commentary from the director, producers and author Mikael Lindnord, as well as a handful of featurettes including the making of the movie.  So, once you get your hands on this new release from Lionsgate and have watched the film with your family, make sure you make time to check out the special features, as they, too, are not to be missed.

More About this Movie:
"Based on the “heart-swelling true story” (Courtney Howard, Variety) of friendship and loyalty, ARTHUR THE KING arrives on Premium Video on Demand and Premium Electronic Sell-Through on April 23, and on Electronic Sell-Through, Blu-ray (+ DVD + Digital), and DVD May 28 from Lionsgate. Embark on the physical and emotional journey based on the true story of adventure racer Mikael Lindnord and Arthur, the dog that changed Lindnord’s life. ARTHUR THE KING stars Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg (2006, Best Supporting Actor, The Departed), Simu Liu (Barbie), Juliet Rylance (A Dog’s Purpose), Ali Suliman (Lone Survivor), Nathalie Emmanuel (“Game of Thrones”), and Paul Guilfoyle ("CSI: Vegas”).    

On May 28, ARTHUR THE KING will be available to buy for $39.99 on Blu-ray (+ DVD + Digital) and $29.96 for DVD.

In ARTHUR THE KING, an unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur over the course of a grueling 10-day, 435-mile racecourse. An “inspiring story for the whole family” (Rachel Wagner, Rachel’s Reviews), and based on true events, ARTHUR THE KING follows Light, desperate for one last chance to win, as he convinces a sponsor to back him and a team of athletes for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic. Pushing the team to the outer limits of endurance and sacrifice, Arthur redefines what victory, loyalty, and friendship truly mean."

  • Mark Wahlberg           The Departed, The Fighter, Invincible
  • Simu Liu                     Barbie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Juliet Rylance             A Dog’s Purpose, Frances Ha, TV’s “Perry Mason”
  • Nathalie Emmanuel    TV’s “Game of Thrones,” Fast X, Furious 7
  • Ali Suliman
  • And Paul Guilfoyle
  • Fandango at Home Exclusive Featurette – “Adventure Racing: On Set”
  • Blu-ray™ + DVD Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary with Director Simon Cellan Jones and Author Mikael Lindnord
    • Audio Commentary with Producers Tucker Tooley and Tessa Tooley
    • Audio Commentary with Producer Mark Canton and Executive Producer Dorothy Canton
    • “Finding Arthur” featurette
    • “A Love Letter to Arthur” featurette
    • “A Dog’s Journey: Making Arthur the King” featurette
    • Mark Wahlberg and Best Friends Animal Society
    • Theatrical Trailer

Year of Production: 2024
Title Copyright: Arthur the King © 2023 eOne Features LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials ®TM & © 2024 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: New Release
Rating: PG-13 for some strong language
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Feature Run Time: 107 Mins.
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Closed-Captioned: N/A
BD Aspect Ratio: 1080p High Definition 16x9 (2.40:1) Presentation
BD Audio: English Dolby Atmos, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD Aspect Ratio: 16x9 (2.40:1) Presentation
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Disclosure: I was provided with a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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