Blu-rays for the Weekend: Angry Birds

This weekend, The Angry Birds Movie lands in the cinema following the worldwide success of the mobile game.

The film finally lets us in on why our feathery friends are so angry. On an island inhabited by happy birds, life is good, until an army of mysterious green pigs appear. It’s then up to three outcasts – Red, Chuck and Bomb – to save their island before it’s too late.

Starring Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis and Danny McBride, The Angry Birds Movie is sure to be a hoot. To get you in the mood, we’ve picked our three favourite Blu-rays based on video games:

Prince of PersiaPrince of Persia

Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton star as Dastan and Tamina, a mysterious Persian prince and princess, who race against time through the ancient city to protect a mystical ancient dagger. Should the dagger end up in the wrong hands, it would allow its possessor to release the Sands of Time, rewind time and rule the world.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time comes with over two hours of special features, including deleted scenes, trailers and interactive behind the scenes features.

Hitman: Agent 47 Hitman Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47 is the second film based on the popular Hitman videogame franchise. Rupert Friend takes on the role of Agent 47, a genetically modified and highly intelligent assassin, who must work with a mysterious young woman (Hannah Ware) to stop a secretive organisation that’s attempting to use his DNA to create an army of unstoppable killers.

The Blu-ray comes with a number of special features, including deleted scenes, a documentary about transforming Hitman from a game in to a film, and a comic book created especially for the movie.

Max Payne  Max Payne

Based on the 2001 videogame of the same name, Mark Wahlberg stars as Max Payne, a down-and-out New York cop who has never fully recovered from the murder of his wife and baby. We follow Payne through this noir tale set in the New York winter, as he tracks down the source of a dangerous new drug which is taking over the city.

The Blu-ray comes with a number of special features, including commentary by director John Moore, a graphic novel and a two-part documentary which looks at the making of the film.

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