REVIEW: A MONSTER CALLS
OVERVIEW: A visually spectacular and stunningly emotional drama bursts forth when a boy meets a monster who helps him face the future in A Monster Calls. Directed by award-winning filmmaker J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage), the movie is based on the award-winning novel by Patrick Ness, who wrote the screenplay adaptation. The thrilling and magical tale comes to Digital HD on March 14, 2017 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on March 28, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A Monster Calls stars Academy Award nominees Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Felicity Jones (Rouge One: A Star Wars Story), and Liam Neeson (Taken) alongside young actor Lewis MacDougall (Pan). Focus Features' A Monster Calls on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital comes packed with exclusive bonus content including a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and the wondrous transformation of an unforgettable story from book to screen.
SYNOPSIS: 12-year-old Conor O'Malley (played by MacDougall) yearns for guidance after his beloved mother (Jones) becomes ill and he moves in with his less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Weaver). He unexpectedly summons a 40-foot-high colossus of a creature, the Monster (voiced and performed by Neeson), who becomes a most unlikely ally by guiding him on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish and French DTS Surround 5.1
English SDH, French Spanish
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The Making of A Monster Calls – Filmmakers,
cast, and crew discuss their creative collaboration and
how vital it was to tell this story with truths.
Making of the Tales – Animation and visual
effects take us through creating the Monster's tales.