Beowulf PG-13

Beowulf
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 26, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • 5.1 Surround Dolby Digital - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: A HERO'S JOURNEY: THE MAKING OF BEOWULF

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 339,124
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
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
4 stars out of 5 -- [T]he cast all deliver fine performances, with Ray Winstone perfectly capturing the animalistic, testosterone-drenched Beowulf.
Ultimate DVD
Apr 1, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- It's a superb action flick that will have you wide-eyed in awe at its effects; just don't go expecting any kind of literary discussion. Full Review
Digital Spy
Jul 14, 2011
Rating: 3/5 -- No doubt C.B. DeMille, another director with a knack for turning Hollywood stars into robots, would have been entranced. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Feb 1, 2008
Rating: 2.5/4 -- It drops its epic posture and spews far too many double entendres. Full Review
Boston Phoenix
Apr 23, 2009
3 stars out of 4 -- As envisioned by director Robert Zemeckis, BEOWULF is a sight to behold: The landscape and visuals are powerfully sweeping...
USA Today
Nov 16, 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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  • Theatrical Release - NOVEMBER 16, 2007

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  • Sales Rank: 22,373
  • UPC: 097363473046
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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