Release Date: 1/20/2009 Original Release: 2008 Format: DVD Length: 100 minutes Rating:Unrated Rating Reason: for violence including intense shooting sequences, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language UPC: 024543554738 Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainm
Based on the video game from Rockstar, MAX PAYNE stars Mark Wahlberg as a New York City cop out to avenge his slain wife and child, and heaven help anyone who gets in his blood-strewn way. The trail leads him into a network of shady characters mixed up with an experimental drug that causes super strength and fearlessness, as well as wild hallucinations of winged angels and demons. As Max gets closer and closer to the truth, he finds himself the target of a massive police manhunt, and in the crosshairs of the powerful kingpin behind the racket; soon enough, the angels and demons become downright deadly. Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE) is a beautiful Russian party girl who winds up dead after a late-night visit to Max's pad; her assassin sister (Mila Kunis) first goes after Max, then tries to help him get some answers. Rap star Ludacris (here credited as Chris Bridges) is a tough internal affairs cop investigating Payne's behavior.
Shot in an impressively grungy palette of high-contrast grays and blacks, with snow and sheets of rain soaking the grim atmosphere, New York City is brilliantly morphed into something like Gotham City by way of Detroit, with a touch of X-FILES-style supernatural dread looming over everything. Director John Moore knows how to stage his action scenes: offices blow up, big chunks of rubble crush police cars, bodies and shattered glass suspend in mid-air for some of the slowest slow-mo moments in action film history. Fans of the video game and/or action movies in general should get a kick out of all the mega-loud insanity, stylish design, and Wahlberg, who never changes his mean expression, but still commands the screen.
Region 1 Note: This Release Includes Both the Theatrical and Unrated Extended Cut of MAX PAYNE Keep Case Dual Layer Unrated Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Dolby Surround - French, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional, SDH Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Director John Moore, Production Designer Daniel Dorrance and Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell Trailers: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, BABYLON AD, AMERICAN EAST, CHOKE, FBC 24 TUNE IN, MIRRORS Unrated, POSSESSION, Anti Smoking PSA
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