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Monday, September 20, 2010

Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Review

Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Review



Synopsis: 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.

Review: The latest live action release from Disney is something a little out of character.  The Prince of Persia is a video game series that deals with action, adventure and mystery.

Jake Gyllenhaal turns in a characteristically suberb performance as Dastan.  His good looks will certainly interest a lot of the viewing audience, while his accessibility and vulnerability make him a likeable actor.   He's a great choice for a leading role.  The choice of the great Alfred Molina as an almost comic relief as the greedy shiek is phenominal.

The film isn't perfect, it harbors a little bit of editing that cuts short some of the best scenes, but overall it is definately a success!  This one is Indiana Jones-style fun for the entire family!

Blu-ray Bonus 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. Blu-ray puts you in control! [exclusive to Blu-ray in Combo Pack]
• Deleted scene: The Banquet: Garsiv Presents Heads

DVD Bonus feature:
• An Unseen World: Making Prince Of Persia


Video: Watch a clip from this release HERE.

Interest Range: Action/Adventure, Fantasy