Aug 092020

Robert the Bruce, although not a sequel, picks up where the events of Braveheart left off and stars Angus Mcfaden (who also co-scripted) and Jared Harris. The Blu-ray release comes with a commentary and a featurette.



Robert the Bruce

Genre(s): Drama, War
Screen Media | NR – 124 min. – $29.98 | June 2, 2020

Date Published: 08/09/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Richard Gray
Writer(s): Eric Balgau, Angus Macfadyen (written by)
Cast: Angus Macfadyen, Anna Hutchison, Jared Harris, Zach McGowan, Gabriel Bateman, Talitha Bateman, Brandon Lessard

Features: Commentary, Featurette
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 39.08 GB
Total Bitrate: 38.58 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

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


Eight years after the battle of Falkirk and the fall of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce (ANGUS MACFADYEN) crowns himself King and takes the cause of Scotland’s freedom as his own. But he cannot overcome England’s power. Defeated again and again, his army scatters, and The King of England places a bounty on his head. He finds himself alone, wounded and hunted by the very soldiers he once led. When he is discovered by a young boy whose father died fighting the battles alongside The Bruce, both his life and Scotland’s history are changed forever. This boy, his mother (ANNA HUTCHISON), and two orphans save the Bruce’s life and nurse him back to health. He becomes a part of their unique family – and they become the first soldiers in his new army – as he sets out to claim the long-awaited freedom of Scotland.



Features include an Audio Commentary with Director/Producer Richard Gray and Actor/Co-Writer/Producer Angus Macfadyen and a Making-of featurette.



VIDEO – 4.5/5

The film is presented with a 1080p high-definition transfer and 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio. The picture looks quite impressive, detail on the close-up shots were sharp and well defined and although most of the film takes place in snowy locales, there are a few splashes of color here and there, specifically the few scenes that were actually shot in Scotland (the majority of the film was filmed in Montana).

AUDIO – 4.25/5

The disc includes a somewhat strong DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which comes to life during the battle sequences along with the clear dialogue coming through the center channel. This isn’t the type of lossless track that will impress or give your surround system a workout, but still was effective.


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