Adam Sandler’s arcade game themed comedy Pixels is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on December 7th.
The film also stars Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox alongside a host of classic games characters including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong.
When intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.
President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Companies with classic arcade games featuring in the film include:
• Atari Interactive: (Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede and Missile Command)
• Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Frogger)
• BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. (PAC-MAN, Galaga, and Dig Dug)
• Nintendo (Donkey Kong) • Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (Q*bert)
• Taito Corporation (Space Invaders)
• Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor)