Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - August, 2011


"Your Highness" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook



The valiant Prince Fabious (Franco) has is bride-to-be, Belladonna, stolen by the evil dark wizard Leezar.  Fabious has always been the number one son, performing bravely in quest after quest, while his younger brother Thadeous (McBride) has led a lazy life of luxury.  Thadeous’s time to prove himself has finally arrived with the kidnapping of his brother’s fiancee.  Along with a team of knights they embark on a journey to save Belladonna. Along the way they meet a rogue warrior who is set upon finding vengeance for her family that were murdered by Leezar.


  • Universal
  • 2011, Color, Unrated, 1 Hr 42 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Codec: AVC
  • 1080p
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman
  • Directed by David Gordon Green
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Yes


When I first saw the trailer for this movie I instantly wanted to see it.  It looked like a movie with a lot of potential.  Then Your Highness came out in theaters and was not received well, scoring 26% at Rotten Tomatoes.  This low score ruined my desire to see the film in the theater and greatly lowered my expectations.  Well this is one time I do not remotely agree with the masses.  Your Highness is an excellent silly comedy and my wife and I were thoroughly entertained by it.  It’s raunchy and tasteless and I “highly” recommend it.


The detail present in this transfer is excellent.  Textures are crisp and clean, yielding excellent dimension to the image. The only drawback I notices were some high black levels, which had a bit of a blue tone to them and exhibited some crushing. 

The sound mix for Your Highness was a pleasant surprise.  Surround effects were used well without being a distraction from the wonderful sounding presentation of the movie’s score by Steve Jablonsky.


Deleted Scenes, An excellent Gag Reel, The Making of Your Highness, Perverted Visions outtakes, and Audio Commentary.