Blu-rays for the Weekend: Sequels part 2

Last week, we started getting excited about all the fantastic films that are set to appear in 2017, with a particular focus on some of the great sequels. We’re carrying on this week, so check out part two below.

Trainspotting 2

Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie are back this year in a hotly-anticipated sequel to Trainspotting.Trainspotting

In the first film, we follow a group of working class Edinburgh men, who’s vice-fuelled lives get more and more out of hand. The group’s leader, Renton (McGregor), decides that enough is enough, and attempts to turn his life around. However, it’s not that straightforward, and going cold-turkey soon throws up its own problems. Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle also star alongside McGregor.

Special features include audio commentary by director Danny Boyle, deleted scenes, interviews with the cast, a making-of feature, and much more.

The sequel, T2: Trainspotting, picks up twenty years after the first film, and sees the Renton return to Glasgow to reunite his old friends.

Blade Runner 2

It’s shaping up to be a good year for sci-fi fans, with both Alien and Blade Runner being revisited in 2017.blade runner

The original Blade Runner – an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – is one of the most iconic dystopian sci-fi films of all time. Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a special-ops officer responsible for hunting genetically engineer robots. He is called out of retirement to track down four escaped androids, which leads him into the bowels of a futuristic Los Angeles, and onto some shocking discoveries.

You can get the original Blade Runner on Blu-ray now, which comes with a whole disc of special features, which include three separate commentaries, a documentary about the making-of the film, as well as a number of deleted scenes and interviews.

The sequel, Blade Runner 2049, will focus on Officer K – played by Ryan Gosling – who begins a quest to find Deckard.

The Fast and the Furious

The latest film in the Fast and the Furious franchise is due out this year, known as The Fate of the Furious.Fast and Furious

It will be the eighth film in the series, following the success of the first seven. The franchise follows the lives of a gang of street racers, who make their living through a number of heists. Across the seven films, the crew attempt to stay out of trouble, but somehow keep finding themselves involved in a world of crime.

The Fate of the Furious follows on from 2015’s Furious 7, and the gang has found a semblance of a normal life. However, it’s not long before Dom – the crew’s leader – is seduced back into a world of crime, putting all of them at risk.

You can grab all seven films as part of a Blu-ray boxset before The Fate of the Furious is released.

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