Bombshell DVD, Blu-ray, digital and rental release date UK

Bombshell DVD Blu-ray digital and rental release date UK

Three of the best modern-day actors have teamed up in this hard-hitting drama, so here are the details for the Bombshell DVD, Blu-ray, digital, rental and 4K UK release date, including the age rating, parents guide and runtime. You can also see the trailer below to see the stars in action with some incredible minor transformations that have got faint shades of Monster and The Irishman.

In case you can’t quite recognise them, the film stars Margot Robbie (Birds Of Prey), Nicole Kidman (Aquaman) and Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde), who play three newscasters for Fox News. The plot is based on real events, although with some artistic license, telling the story of the three women that spearheaded the efforts to expose the company’s CEO Roger Aisles for sexual harassment.

The casting for the film is one of its best features with nominations in the 2020 Oscars for Charlize Theron for Best Actress and Margot Robbie for Best Supporting Actress. It’s no accident that the production had paired three of the strongest women in Hollywood in the last twenty years or so. Margot Robbie is nails as Harley Quinn in Birds Of Prey, and you can easily say the same for Theron in Atomic Blonde or Kidman in Aquaman, not to mention all of their more more serious efforts, I, Tonya, The Hours and Monster.

The cast also includes John Lithgow as Aisles, who is almost unrecognisable, especially if you know him from Third Rock From The Sun. For any Star Wars fans it’s like they’ve taken an aging Han Solo and full body blended him with Jabba The Hutt. You can definitely see why Bombshell’s third Academy Award nomination was for hair and make-up.

DVD, Blu-ray, 4K, iTunes or digital rental in the UK?

The Bombshell UK DVD and Blu-ray release date has been confirmed for Monday the 18th May 2020. It’s far from the year’s biggest film though and dramas tend not to get a 4K release, and that’s the case again here, so if you want a physical version then you’ll need to go for the DVD or Blu-ray.

As ever, the digital version will be the first place to buy the film as it will be available earlier than the DVD, so it’ll be out on iTunes, Amazon Video, PS4, Xbox ONE, Google Play and YouTube on Monday 4th April 2020. If you’re looking for versions with the special features, you’ll need to go for the HD digital version or the Blu-ray in the UK, and we’ll post more details on the bonus content once they’re officially announced.

The digital rental release will coincide with the date for the DVD and Blu-ray versions.

Runtime and digital file size

Bombshell has a runtime of 1 hours and 48 minutes, which is on the shorter side of the spectrum for hard-hitting dramas. This will give it a digital file size of around 3.9 Gb at 1080p HD, and 1.53 GB in standard definition.

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Age rating and parents guide

The British Board of Film Classification has given Bombshell an age rating of 15 in the UK. The trailer below doesn’t really show too much of the rationale for this, but the parents guide notes include strong language and sex references, so expect the film itself to be grittier than the trailer. 

Cinema release date

Bombshell had a UK release date on the big screen of Friday 17th January 2020, which is placed well to help it get the attention it deserves during the awards season. It had some tough competition at the box office though with Bad Boys 3 out on the same weekend and a little residual attention for 1917.

It’s not the only Margot Robbie film out this winter as she’s also heading up proceedings in the latest from the DC Extended Universe, Birds Of Prey. Surprisingly, there are a lot of similarities between the films, but obviously on very different sides of the pavement. Birds Of Prey will release in the UK on the 7th February, so it probably won’t have any impact on the relative success of Bombshell. 

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The trailer for Bombshell combines a good level of detail to bring you up to speed without giving you everything that’s in the can. It’s tense without being over the top and it introduces the stars and their roles in the film well. It’s a drama, so heavy viewing isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but with three Oscar nominations and such an impressive cast it should be one to catch o no digital rental in the very least.