With The Amazing Spider-Man set to hit the big screen next month, this week we’ve chosen Blu-rays starring its three main cast members – Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans. So if you’re stuck for ideas this weekend, why not try out one of the following:
The Social Network
Andrew Garfield delivers an emotional, breakthrough performance as Eduardo Saverin, Mark Zuckerberg’s friend atHarvard University in 2003. The pair start work on a new online networking idea called Facebook. What begins as an experiment quickly snowballs into a modern revolution in communication, catapulting Zuckerberg (Jessie Eisenberg) into the limelight and making him the youngest billionaire in history. Directed by David Fincher, the film won countless awards for its sharp screenplay, direction and acting.
Emma Stone stars as head-strong writer Skeeter Phelan in this multi-award winning adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help. This touching movie follows her relationship with two black maids during the Civil Rights era in 1960s America. Viola Davis plays veteran maid Aibileen and Octavia Spencer the unstoppable and unruly housekeeper Minny – a role which has seen her take home an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Special features on the Blu-ray include a making-of documentary charting the project’s evolution from page to film, a tribute to the maids of Mississippi in the 60s, deleted scenes and much more.
This Blu-ray follows the true story of Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans), an Oxford grad who became a major importer of drugs in the 1960s and managed to escape jail time by posing as an agent for MI5. The BD comes complete with interviews with the cast and crew, a documentary on the making of the film, a selection of deleted scenes, as well as a feature with Rhys Ifans and the real Howard Marks and much more. Check out Blu-ray.com for a full review of this fascinating Blu-ray.
So what do you think of our choices? Hit the comments to tell us about your favourite Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone or Rhys Ifans movies or tell us what else you’ll be looking forward to watching on Blu-ray this weekend.