Blu-rays for the Weekend: The Best of Danny Boyle

Following Danny Boyle’s epic Olympic opening ceremony last week, it’s easy to see why he’s one of the UK’s hottest properties when it comes to directing. This weekend, why not dip into his back-catalogue and see what all the fuss is about?

127 Hours

In this moving and visceral retelling of the real-life story of Aaron Ralston (played by James Franco), a man gets trapped in a gorge by a falling boulder and is forced to cut his own arm off to survive. With the tension ratcheting up to the inevitable and gruesome crescendo from the very beginning, this film keeps you on the edge of your seat.

From the gorgeous sweeping landscapes to the highly detailed visualisation of Ralston’s predicament, this is a film made for viewing on high-definition Blu-ray.






Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle’s Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of an Indian boy raised in the slums making it to the final round of the TV show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’, despite all the odds and prejudices he faces. This feel-good film hits all the right buttons in an uplifting and engaging narrative.

The high-definition Blu-ray edition of the film captures Danny Boyle’s award winning directorial efforts in sizzling clarity and crystal clear 5.1 DTS Master Audio. The Blu-ray disc is packed with deleted scenes and additional features, including feature Length Audio Commentaries with Director Danny Boyle and Actor Dev Patel, as well as Producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy, and a “Slumdog Dreams: Danny Boyle & The Making of Slumdog Millionaire” featurette.





The Beach

Based on Alex Garland’s book of the same name and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Beach focuses on a group of travellers who discover an island paradise in Thailand. But beyond the beautiful façade danger lurks, and it isn’t long before the island dream becomes more of a nightmare.

The exceptional beauty of the setting and the breath-taking cinematography make this an unmissable addition to any Danny Boyle fan’s Blu-ray collection.








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