Blu-rays for the Weekend – Breaking into the bank

tripleThis weekend, Triple 9 explodes into the UK’s cinemas. Starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet and Teresa Palmer, the film follows a group of cops who are being blackmailed by the Russian mob to pull off a seemingly impossible bank robbery. They plan to stage a code 999 – the call for when an officer is down – to distract the force across town, while they rob the bank with minimal attention.

To get you in the mood for Triple 9, we’ve listed our three favourite heist movies:



oceansOcean’s Eleven

This remake of the 1960s classic stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mac, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts as a crack team of robbers, who set their sights on stealing money from three of Las Vegas’s top casinos.

Following the success of Ocean’s Eleven, two sequels were made; Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. All three are available in the Ocean’s Trilogy boxset, which contains all three films on Blu-ray, as well as a number of special features. These include making-of documentaries of all three movies, a look at the original Ocean’s Eleven and a feature on the technology used in the heists.


Inception is perhaps the reverse of a heist movie, but the concept remains the same. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a thief who has a unique talent of being able to infiltrate people’s dreams in order to extract secrets, making a name for himself in the murky world of corporate espionage. However, when he is asked to plant an idea in the head of rival CEO in order to pull of the perfect crime, it soon becomes clear that a dangerous enemy is watching their every move.

The movie is noted for its stunning use of special effects, which really come to life in high definition on Blu-ray Disc. Bonus features include a look at how the film was made, Hans Zimmer’s score presented in 5.1 surround sound, and a documentary about how we dream, presented by Joseph Gordon Levitt.


Paul Rudd stars as master thief Scott Lang, an ex-convict who’s trying to turn his life around. However, it’s not long before he’s tempted back into a life of crime, joining his old crew to rob the house of a mysterious old man, called Dr Hank Pym. Inside, he finds a suit which has incredible shrinking powers. Lang soon discovers that the whole robbery was a setup, as Dr Pym recruits him to help protect the very shrinking technology he was attempting to steal.

The Blu-ray includes a number of special features, such as a gag reel, deleted scenes and a making-of documentary.

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