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There are six new DVD and Blu-ray releases for you lovely people this week: four of them are comedies, whilst the others are a big action blockbuster and a horror/thriller. Plus, it is an excellent week for re-releases, with classics like Se7en, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Breathless making it on to Blu-ray.
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (DVD and Blu-ray)
- Letters to Juliet (DVD and Blu-ray)
- Just Wright (DVD and Blu-ray)
- Paper Man (DVD and Blu-ray)
- Boogie Woogie (DVD and Blu-ray)
- My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (DVD)
- Breathless (Blu-ray)
- The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Blu-ray)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Blu-ray)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Blu-ray)
- Delicatessen (Blu-ray)
- Se7en (Blu-ray)
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Blu-ray)
- Unleashed (Blu-ray)
- Jacob’s Ladder (Blu-ray)
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) (Blu-ray)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (DVD and Blu-ray)
What's the Deal?
For a blockbuster, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time had a number of advantages: it had the king of the Blockbuster, Jerry Bruckheimer, producing, and Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) directing. Jake Gyllenhaal had the lead role and he was known for making dramatic films such as Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain and Zodiac. Gyllenhaal was supported by rising star Gemma Arterton and veterans Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina. However, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was based on a video game and good adaptations are tough to come by. But Bruckheimer was able to turn a theme park ride into a successful trilogy so how hard could adapting a video game really be?
Set in medieval Persia, Prince Dastan (Gyllenhaal) is ordered by his father to lead an attack on a city suspected of selling weapon’s to Persia’s enemies. But Dastan finds a magical dagger and with Princess Tamina (Arterton) has to protect from his uncle (Kingsley) who has his own plans for the weapon.
Critics Rating (Rotten Tomatoes): 37% (poor)
Player Affinity Score: 5.7/10
DVD Special Features: An Unseen World: Making Prince Of Persia
Additional Blu-ray Features: Deleted scene: The Banquet: Garsiv Presents Heads; An Unseen World: Making Prince Of Persia
Additional Blu-ray Combo Pack Features: CineExplore: The Sands Of Time - Take control of the dagger and use it to unlock secrets behind your favorite scenes! Turn back time and uncover over 40 spellbinding segments - Including "Walking Up Walls", "Filming In Morocco", and "Ostrich Jockey Tryouts" - with this exclusive interactive feature.
Amazon Price:$16.99 (DVD), $23.99 (Blu-ray), $27.99 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)