New on DVD: Female fighters join cinematic battlefield in ‘The Woman King’

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A historical epic based on the real-life Agojie woman warriors of the Dahomey Kingdom tops the DVD releases for the week of Dec. 13. “The Woman King”: Starring Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch and John Boyega, this action-filled drama follows a brutal battle for freedom from slavery in 19th-century West Africa. “The violence enacted by these women warriors is delightfully graceful and inventive … but make no mistake, it is bone-crunchingly vicious and devastatingly effective too,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “This isn’t just the first time we’ve seen …

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