4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: EXPEND4BLES

4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Nov. 21, 2023
Price: 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray $24.96, DVD $10.99, Blu-ray $19.96
Studio: Lionsgate

Old blood meets new blood in this action-packed, R-rated EXPEND4BLES, featuring an all-star lineup that includes action legends Jason Statham (The Mechanic), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier), and Randy Couture (Set Up). And in this fourth Expendables outing, they are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Escape Plan), Megan Fox (Jonah Hex), and Andy Garcia (City Island).

This time ‘round, the highly skilled mercenaries take on an arms dealer and his private army with every weapon they can get their hands on, the new recruits bring daring styles and tactics that give “new blood” a whole new meaning.

…or at least that’s what the publicity materials state! With this fourth entry in the series, it’s clear that everyone is getting a bit tired (Lundgren, in particular, looks pretty uninterested in the proceedings!) But I’ll say that the end result here is that EXPEND4BLES, as directed by former stuntman Scott Waugh (Need for Speed), is a solid-enough action vehicle with a bunch of familiar faces to balance out the new ones. Though there isn’t that much freshness to this exercise, there’s enough heart and oomph from Stallone and Statham to keep this old school action effort on-target for its relatively brief running time.

The film and its earlier installments are available in all kind of configurations, so be sure to check’em out!


About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.