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Assassin’s Creed movie hits Blu-ray next month

Bring Aguilar home

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Aguilar (Michael Fassbender) and Maria (Ariane Labed), the two assassins at the center of Assassin’s Creed.
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Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

Assassin’s Creed, the motion picture based on Ubisoft’s long-running series of historical fiction video games, is coming to home video in March, 20th Century Fox announced today.

The film will be available March 10 as a Digital HD release. Physical copies won’t arrive until 11 days later on March 21, when Assassin’s Creed will be released on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD.

Assassin’s Creed Blu-ray box art 20th Century Fox

All versions of Assassin’s Creed will offer a package of bonus features running for more than 90 minutes. They’re highlighted by a making-of documentary called Take the Pledge: Behind the Scenes of Assassin’s Creed, which is split into five parts. Take the Pledge focuses on elements like how the filmmakers shot the movie’s incredible stunts, and how they recreated 15th-century Spain for the assassin sequences. Other special features include production stills and two sets of deleted scenes.

Assassin’s Creed features a star-studded cast, with respected actors such as Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K. Williams joining the top-billed Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. But they couldn’t elevate the poor material they were given, and most critics panned the film when it hit theaters last December. Our reviewer, however, found it to be an “enjoyable action film” even though “its dialogue leaves a lot to be desired.”

As for the games, Ubisoft decided to give Assassin’s Creed a break in 2016. A new entry in the franchise — the first since 2015’s Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — is scheduled to be released this fall.

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