With the upcoming cinema run for the British comedy, here’s everything that we know about the Misbehaviour DVD Blu-ray, digital, rental and 4K release date (see details below). Set around the 1970 Miss World competition in London, it brings together an impressive cast to tell the story of the most notorious year in the history of the international beauty pageant that saw massive protests and controversy.
The cast is a big part of what makes this such an interesting prospect, in addition to the historic setting, with a few main camps in the mix. Firstly, there are the members of the Women’s Liberation Movement protesting the contest, led by Keira Knightly (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) as Sally Alexander alongside Jesse Buckley (Dolittle) and Alexa Davis (Dead Pixels) as fellow members Jo and Sue. Next up there are the contestants, which includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty And The Beast) as Jennifer Hosten, Miss Grenada.
Finally you have the team working on the production of Miss World 1970 with Greg Kinnear (Electric Dreams) playing host Bob Hope and Keeley Hawes (Doctor Who) and Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) playing organisers Julia and Eric Morley. Finally, Leslie Manville (BBC’s Mum) completes the big names in the cast as Delores Hope, Bob’s wife, who puts in a typically strong performance if the trailer is anything to go by.
When you combine the story, cast and strength of the trailer at the bottom of the page, you’ve got the potential of a strong DVD, Blu-ray and digital release. It’s also the big screen debut for British director Philippa Lowthorpe, who’s previous work includes TV series Three Girls and The Crown, from a screenplay by Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayne, so we could well be looking at the new names in British comedy films.
DVD, Blu-ray, 4K, iTunes or digital rental in the UK?
The Misbehaviour DVD and Blu-ray UK release date is expected around July 2020 following on from its run on the big screen in March. British comedy films don’t often get the 4K Ultra HD treatment, so we’ll be very surprised if it comes out on anything other than DVD and Blu-ray.
The digital release on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play and YouTube in the UK will be a couple of weeks earlier. However, the digital rental will be out on the same date as the physical release.
It’ll be interesting to see what special features come out with the film, because they could be a really good mix of behind the scenes, history features and gag reel. They will only be available on HD and 4K digital, and Blu-ray in the UK, but we’ll add in more details for the extras when they’re in.
Runtime and digital file size
The Misbehaviour runtime is 1 hour and 46 minutes, so it’s a mid leangtg comedy with the more serious elements to cover. This will equate to a digital file size of around 4.39 Gb at 1080p HD, and 1.66 GB in standard definition.
Age rating and parents guide
The British Board Of Film Classification has certified Misbehaviour with an age rating of 12A in the UK. The parents guide notes only include infrequent strong language, which probably the main reason it has picked up the 12A rating as opposed to a PG.
UK cinema release date
The cinematic release date for the UK is Friday 13th March 2020, which gives it a good chance of picking up some of the Easter viewing box office revenue ahead of the DVD and Blu-ray release in early summer. The British comedy has got Vin Diesel sci-fi action hero film Bloodshot our on the same weekend and then there will be the Mulan live action adaptation, Peter Rabbit 2, No Time To Die and The New Mutants as it gets closer to Easter, but it should still do well on the big screen, especially in the UK.
Visit our UK DVD and Blu-ray release dates page to see more upcoming films for home entertainment and you can check out the official webpage for the film on the Pathe website at https://www.pathe.co.uk/at-home/misbehaviour11/.
The trailer gives Misbehaviour a solid platform to build on the release with some clever moments and good performances from the cast. In the very least, this should be well worth catching on digital rental when it comes out.