Mar 042020

Bombshell, starring an all-star cast including Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow and Margot Robbie comes out on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate this Tuesday, March 10th.




Genre(s): Drama
Lionsgate | PG13 – 108 min. – $39.99 | March 10, 2020

Date Published: 03/04/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Jay Roach
Writer(s): Charles Randolph (written by)
Cast: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Malcolm McDowell, Alison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Richard Kind, Jennifer Morrison, Ashley Greene, Alice Eve, P.J. Byrne

Features: Featurettes, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 48.34 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.42 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Lionsgate provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


When Gretchen Carlson (NICOLE KIDMAN) slaps Fox News founder Roger Ailes (JOHN LITHGOW) with a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment, not a soul could predict what would happen next. Her decision leads to Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly (CHARLIZE THERON) coming forward with her own story, as well as multiple other women, inciting a movement that reverberates around the world.



This release comes with a slip cover. Inside is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

Included is No Easy Truths: The Making of Bombshell (1:34:08), a 7-part documentary:

  • Convergence: Genesis of the Film
  • Quid Pro Quo: Charlize, Nicole, Margot, John
  • Human Dynamics: The Ensemble Cast
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Visual Design
  • Layer by Layer: Makeup, Hair & Clothing
  • A Unique Skill Set: Jay Roach
  • Catalyst For Change: Parting Thoughts

This is an extensive behind-the-scenes doc with interviews by members of the cast and crew, along with on-set footage and breaking down the attempts at accuracies down to the look of the actors portraying real-life people, most notably Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly.

Theatrical Trailer (2:20)


VIDEO – 3.75/5

Bombshell comes to Blu-ray through Lionsgate and is presented with a 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part the picture here was serviceable though not outright incredible as I did notice some minor artifacting, perhaps due to the visual effects which to be honest weren’t always the best. Otherwise, color was vibrant enough and skin tones on point, making for a pleasant looking transfer.

AUDIO – 3.5/5

A little confusing and unusual for a major studio release, but this only comes with a Dolby Digital 5.1 track, which if to be fair is fine for a movie that is mostly dialogue. That said, I did notice the lackluster depth even when it came down to the score, never mind the ambient noises coming off-screen which were weak.


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