Beowulf (Blu-ray) PG-13

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 29, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus- English, French, Spanish
    • 5.1 Dolby TrueHD - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette:
      1. A HERO'S JOURNEY: THE MAKING OF BEOWULF
      2. IN THE VOLUME
      3. THE VOLUME
      4. T TIME
      5. WHAT IS THE E O G'
      6. LAY OF THE LAND
      7. GIVIN' PROPS
      8. SCANNERS
      9. STUNTS AND RIGS
      10. PLAN OF ATTACK
      11. FIGHT ME
      12. BABY IT'S COLD INSIDE
      13. BEASTS OF BURDEN
      14. THE ORIGINS OF BEOWULF
      15. CREATING THE ULTIMATE BEOWULF
      16. THE ART OF BEOWULF
      17. A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT ZEMEKIS
    • Additional Scenes:
      1. Grendel Runs Towards Herot
      2. Hrothgar Awakened By Unferth
      3. Scylding's Watch Escorts Beowulf
      4. Wealthow Shows Beowulf the Sundial
      5. Beowulf Boasts to the People of Herot
      6. Beowulf Hammer's Grendel's Arm
      7. Celebration and Seduction
      8. Wulfgar Greet Beowulf at the Stockade
      9. Beowulf's Day Unferth Finds the Horn
      10. Cain on the Barrows (Original)
      11. Cain on the Barrows (Alternate)
  • Interactive Features:
    • Easter Eggs: Coffee Break with John Malkovich
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Weblinks

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh71%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 339,124
Rating: 6.5/10 -- Beowulf is a well conceived and technically excellent rendition of the ancient legend, but it doesn't follow its ideas through all the way, and some strange choices on the part of Zemeckis ultimately make it a little less than the sum of its parts. Full Review
ComingSoon.net
Jan 7, 2011
The Old English poem ponderously, gracelessly expanded into an epic bore Full Review
CinePassion
Aug 26, 2009
BEOWULF blends pre-modern storytelling and the latest virtual cinema technology....A major progression in the cinema of simulation...
Sight and Sound
Jan 1, 2008
3.5 stars out of 4 -- [A]s humans battle monsters, Zemeckis springs so many pow 3-D surprises you'll think BEOWULF is your own private fun house.
Rolling Stone
Nov 29, 2007
Rating: 3.0/5 -- 700 A.D. is now 21st Century American 3-D. It's a hell of a transformation. The 3-D version of Beowulf -- the one you must see if you see the film -- is a wild roller coaster ride. Full Review
Fayetteville Free Weekly
Feb 2, 2009
Rating: 2.5/4 -- It drops its epic posture and spews far too many double entendres. Full Review
Boston Phoenix
Apr 23, 2009
[A] soulfully spectacular medieval monster movie....Solemnly gorgeous... -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Nov 23, 2007

Product Description:

Director Robert Zemeckis mines the epic Old English poem for his latest action adventure to feature performance capture animation. The medieval tale was adapted for the screen by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avery, and no doubt it bears little resemblance to the text you studied in high school. So the story goes, King Hrothgar (Anthony Hopkins) and his people are being terrorized by the horrific monster Grendel (Crispin Glover). Hrothgar puts out a call to any brave man who can come and slay the monster. Enter Beowulf (Ray Winstone) and his brave band of soldiers. Beowulf is a mighty warrior, and he quickly dispatches Grendel, but in doing so he enrages Grendel's mother--played here by an extremely sexy and serpentine Angelina Jolie. Beowulf journeys out to lay waste to Grendel's mother as well, but soon finds his resolve tested by great temptation. His choice ultimately brings about a new curse--one far worse than Grendel--and he must live with regret, until the day finally comes when he is given a chance for redemption.

Zemeckis first utilized performance capture in the magical Christmas story POLAR EXPRESS, but one certainly shouldn't expect any dancing elves in BEOWULF. The film features enough gore and bloodshed to rival a teen slasher film, and in the 3D versions, the viewer is sometimes given the perspective of blood actually raining down upon them. However, if one can stomach the ooze and innards, the 3D effects are truly something to behold, as spears and dragons seem to soar mere inches from your face. No doubt poetry purists will have much to haggle with in this violent, sexed-up version of the tale, but teenage boys everywhere are likely to queue up multiple times--if not to see Grendel, then to eyeball his mother.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release - NOVEMBER 16, 2007

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