October 27, 2022
The Woman King, the historical drama that grossed nearly $68.2 million at the domestic box office, will be released through digital retailers Nov. 22, and on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Dec. 13.
The Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release of the film includes more than one hour of bonus content, including interviews with the cast, a documentary on the intense training regimen to become an Agojie warrior, and a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the movie in South Africa.
The Woman King stars Viola Davis as the titular character and is inspired by true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Davis’ character, General Nanisca, leads the Agojie, an all-female unit of warriors who protect the kingdom. The film follows her as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.
The Woman King was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and written by Dana Stevens. In addition to Davis, the cast includes Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, and John Boyega.
The world premiere for The Woman King was at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2022. Sony Pictures released the film to theaters the following week.