Max Payne DVD Specs and Cover Art

Unfortunately for Mark Wahlberg, the only pain Max brought to the big screen was, well, the pain of another box office flop. Which is too bad, as I thought the film stuck pretty closely to the “spirit” of the videogames, except for my much-documented deriding of Jackie from That 70’s Show in the role of Mona Sax. The filmmakers couldn’t have fubar the casting of that character any worst than they did. With the right actress, Mona Sax could have become a great character, but instead — well, what you got was what you got, which wasn’t a whole lot. The DVD version of “Max Payne” arrives on DVD January 20, 2009, and as is the fashion nowadays, there will be an “Unrated” version that will come with a whopping three minutes of additional footage. Wow. Three whole minutes of more Max Payne and a badly miscast Mila Kunis. Get in line now, kids! Anyhoo. DVD specs and cover art below.

Synopsis:

Max Payne (Wahlberg) is a maverick cop with little regard for rules and nothing left to lose. Hell-bent on revenge, he’s determined to track down those responsible for the brutal murder of his family, but his obsessive investigation takes him on a nightmarish journey where dark fantasy collides with stark reality. As the mystery deepens, Max is forced to battle enemies beyond the natural world…and face an unthinkable betrayal that will drive him to the edge of his own sanity.

Single-Disc DVD Specs:

MAX PAYNE single-disc DVD will be presented in widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish & French Dolby Surround plus English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:

Both the Theatrical Version and Unrated Extended Cut of the film
Commentary with Director John Moore, Production Designer Daniel Dorrance and Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell

Special Edition DVD Specs:

MAX PAYNE Special Edition DVD will be presented in widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish & French Dolby Surround plus English and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:

    Both the Theatrical Version and Unrated Extended Cut of the film
    Commentary with Director John Moore, Production Designer Daniel Dorrance and Visual Effects Supervisor Everett Burrell
    Picture production featurette – Part 1
    Michelle Payne animated graphic novel
    Max Payne Unrated Digital Copy for portable media players

Blu-ray Disc Specs:

The MAX PAYNE BD is presented in widescreen format (2.35:1 aspect ratio) on a 50GB dual-layer disc authored in BD-J with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, with English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean subtitles. The BD includes all of the above standard-def Special Edition DVD bonus features, plus the following BD-Exclusive elements:

    Picture production featurette – Part 2
    BonusVIEW mode:
    – Walkthroughs & Cheats – Making Max Payne behind-the-scenes picture-in-picture production featurette (available on the Theatrical version only)
    – Picture-in-picture interviews with director John Moore
    Max Payne Unrated Digital Copy for portable media players

Street Date: January 20, 2009
Pre-book Date: December 24, 2008
Pricing: $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada (Single-Disc DVD)
$34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada (Special Edition DVD)
$39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada (Blu-ray Disc)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Rating: Unrated
Feature Run Time: 100 minutes
Unrated Feature Run Time: 103 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes