Dungeons & Dragons Honour Among Thieves – 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, DVD & download

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Dungeons & Dragons Honour Among Thieves - 4K UHD, Blu-Ray...

Hollywood ever on the lookout for IP opportunities has over the years trend to board games for inspiration meaning that we have had films based on Cluedo, Battleship and even Ouija which started life as a family board game, the only drawback being that you did end up satanically possessed, spouting profanities and vomiting pea soup or, as our Editor likes to call it, ‘Saturday Night’. But Dungeons and Dragons, a role playing game, that is hugely popular although as our Editor insists, only if you’ve had never had a girlfriend.  Dungeons & Dragons Honour Among Thieves 4K UHD, blu-ray, DVD & download) is not the first film version of the game.

Going all the way back to 1983 there was an animated TV series that ran for two years and was widely liked but it was in 2000 that we got the first big screen adaptation starring Jeremy Irons in a sombre version that tanked at the box office. Yet despite that there would be further albeit equally uninspired attempts. It would be John Francis Daly and Jonathan Goldstein, both keen fans of the games (and to our Editors amazement both with wives) who saw that the game had not been served well by previous incarnations and co-wrote a script for a film that embraced both the fantasy and the game element

They got it right with their script following a charming thief (Chris Pine) and a band of unlikely adventurers (Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis) who undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people (Daisy Head and Hugh Grant) in this hilarious and action-packed adventure. (read our review HERE)

Released in cinemas the film deserved to do far better than it did because it is an absolute blast getting the tone absolutely right with several really great set pieces (one with an overweight dragon is excellent), a lot of laugh out loud moments (a scene with a cadaver would not have been out of place in Monty Python and the Holy Grail) and a good cast headed up by Chris Pine and as ever Hugh Grant on scene stealing form making this a thoroughly enjoyable family film

Released to download and on DVD, Blu-ray™, 4K UHD™ and 4K UHD™ + Blu-ray™ SteelBook the disc has a number of bonus features ….

Only available on 4K UHD™ discs

  • Fantastic Foes – Explore the dark side of D&D with a look at the film’s complex and fascinating villains.
  • The Bestiary – Check out the cutting-edge visual effects, prosthetics, and intricate costumes that went into the creation of the movie’s magical beings and fantastical beasts.
  • Forging the Forgotten Realms – Discover the secrets behind the exciting sets and breath taking locations in faraway lands!

Only available on 4K UHD™ and Blu-ray™ discs

  • From Dice to Dragons: Honoring the Lore – Go behind-the-scenes with Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and the cast and crew to witness the thrilling journey of bringing the classic board game to life in the ultimate D&D experience.
  • Rogues’ Gallery: The Heroes of Dungeons & Dragons – Get an in-depth look at the heroes of the film as the cast delves into their characters and reveals the secrets behind bringing them to life on screen.
  • Broadswords, Battle-axes & Badass Brawls – Dive into epic fight sequences with a behind-the-scenes look at the mind-blowing stunts and powerful weaponry that went into this heart-pumping action adventure.
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    Eating Ash – Extended
    Harper’s Sanctuary – Extended
    Corpse 6 – Extended

Available on 4K UHD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD discs

  • Gag Reel – Don’t miss the hilarious gag reel with bloopers and outtakes.
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    Gorg’s Arrival – Extended
    Ice Breaker – Extended
    Harassing Holga – Deleted

The transfer of the film to disc has captured the colours well and the Dolby 5.1 soundtrack serves the film well but the bonus features are very much of the usual EPK variety but the Fantastic Foes and also The Bestiary features are an informative look behind the scenes. What it does miss is a writer –director commentary which hard core fans of the game would appreciate and would hopefully explain why certain aspects of the game were opted for whilst others were omitted. Nonetheless the film alone makes this a worthy addition for fans of the game and yet is still a readily accessible film for those not up on the game lore.

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Here’s the Dungeons & Dragons Honour Among Thieves – 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, DVD & download trailer….

Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Amongst Thieves is available to Download & Keep now and on DVD, Blu-ray™, 4K UHD™ and 4K UHD™ + Blu-ray™ SteelBook® 31st July.

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