“Prince of Persia” will ascend to the Blu-ray/DVD throne come September
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Disney’s live-action update of the “Prince of Persia” video game franchise didn’t exactly set the world on fire during its early summer run. Led by Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Mike Newell, “Persia” pulled in $89.7 million domestically and an additional $237 million overseas.
The studio will look to make back some more of its grosses now that “Persia” is coming to DVD. An official statement from Walt Disney Home Entertainment follows. But if you are interested, circle Sept. 14 on your calendar, as that’s when “Persia” streets.
The mystery and legends of an ancient time will be experienced like never before when Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time arrives on 3-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD on September 14, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is the perfect film to experience the cinematic magic of Blu-ray – the pristine 1080p picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 HD surround sound quality enhance the explosive action and special effects – and contains more bonus features than the DVD.
Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (2005, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Brokeback Mountain), Academy Award® winner Sir Ben Kingsley (1982, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Gandhi), Alfred Molina (Spiderman 2, The Da Vinci Code) and Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans, Quantum of Solace) lead the international cast in this epic action-adventure film filled with spectacular visual effects, exotic locales and breathtaking action. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, National Treasure) and directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time boasts a sandstorm of bonus features that bring viewers deep into the mystical lands of Persia and unlock the secrets behind the scenes of this imaginative and entertaining adventure. The combo-pack exclusive “Sands of Time” feature gives fans control of the Dagger of Time, allowing them to rewind time and uncover behind the scenes magic in over 40 spellbinding segments.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is available in a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray, and 1-Disc DVD and Movie Download.
In the spirit of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films transport you to the mystical lands of Persia for this wildly entertaining, epic action-adventure. It’s a race against time when a rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly teams up with a rival princess (Gemma Arterton) to safeguard a magical dagger that gives its possessor the power to reverse time and rule the world. Filled with death-defying escapes and unexpected twists at every turn – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a fun-filled adventure that will keep your pulse pounding long after the credits end.
DVD Bonus Feature:
• An Unseen World: Making Prince of Persia – A look behind the scenes on the set of the film.
1-Disc Blu-ray Bonus Feature:
All of above DVD bonus plus
• Deleted Scene – The Banquet: Garsiv Presents Heads
3-Disc Combo Pack Bonus Features:
All of the above DVD and Blu-ray bonus features plus
• 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. Blu-ray puts you in control!
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
STREET DATE: September 14, 2010
Direct prebook: July 20, 2010
Distributor prebook: August 3, 2010
Suggested retail price: 1-Disc DVD – US: $29.99 Canada: $35.99
1-Disc Blu-ray Disc – US: $39.99 Canada: $44.99
3-Disc BD Combo Pack – US: $44.99 Canada: $51.99
Feature run time: Approx. 116 minutes
Rated: US ‘PG-13’; Canada: ’PG’
Aspect ratio: 1 Disc DVD: 480i / Widescreen 2.40:1
Blu-ray Disc: 1080p High Definition Widescreen
Sound: 1 Disc DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1 English, French, Spanish,
English 2.0 DVS
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Blu-ray Disc: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz/24-bit), English 2.0 DVS, French 5.1 DTS, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish.