After dying an ignoble death at the box office, The Last Duel will arrive on home video next month. That will kick off a discovery and reappraisal among the folks who missed it in theaters. Despite fantastic reviews, the film flopped hard in theaters. A variety of factors contributed to that, including lack of marketing, tough subject matter, and not being based on IP. But its acting and script (co-written by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener) received great acclaim, and in a very short time, audiences will be able to determine that for themselves. The film stars Emmy winner Jodie Comer as Marguerite, the wife of a nobleman (Damon) who accuses a knight (Adam Driver) of rape, and the violent battle that ensues.
Digital rental and purchase is up first, with a release on November 30. Two weeks later, the film arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD. The hi-def releases are billed as "Ultimate Collector's Editions," but that's quite a stretch, as the only special feature is a making-of documentary. (A commentary by a historian would have been quite informative.)
The Last Duel is currently in select theaters and arrives on physical formats on December 14.