Four months after the film’s release in theaters, “Kaamelott: Premier Pôle” is already available on DVD and Blu-ray. Alexandre Astier’s feature film is to (re) see thanks to simple editions but also an “epic box set” which imposes it.
Successful bet for Kaamelott
Alexandre Astier will have taken his time to realize Kaamelott: First part. A wait of twelve years between the broadcast of the last episode of the series Kaamelott on M6 (not counting the reruns) and the release of this first film in theaters. let’s remember that the Covid crisis also forced SND to postpone the release date. But in the end, the wait will have been worth it. At least on the fan side, based on the film’s box office success.
Indeed, Kaamelott: First part attracted over 1 million spectators in the first week. And finished more than 2.6 million spectators. A great success which should allow Alexandre Astier to continue the adventure as he wishes, by making a trilogy. Nothing is formalized yet. But it would be very surprising if a second and a third film could not see the light of day.
The adventure continues on DVD and Blu-ray
While waiting to learn more about these possible sequels, fans who would have been convinced by the first part will be able to have fun by seeing it again from their sofa. The film is released on DVD and Blu-ray, in simple editions, as well as in an “epic box”.
M6 Vidéo thus offers a box set including the DVD and Blu-ray of the film, but also a 4K Blu-ray to see Kaamelott: First part in the best conditions. With these discs, we also find a pewter coin from the Kingdom of Logres hand-minted with the effigy of King Arthur, and a collection of 24 portraits of characters from the film.
If the box imposes it as a whole, we regret all the same an absence of more substantial bonuses. Because in addition to an audio commentary by Alexandre Astier (accompanied by two of his children), the 45-minute making-of present in the different editions provides little information on the creation of the film. We would have liked to see the pre-production work, with interventions from the teams in charge of the sets or costumes. Instead, you have to be content with the most sympathetic behind-the-scenes look.