BLU-RAY REVIEW: BEAST
10/16/2022



Beast Blu-ray Review




OVERVIEW: Idris Elba (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) gives a “forcefully magnetic” (Sara Michelle Fetters, Moviefreak.com) performance in the action-thriller BEAST available to own on Digital on October 7th, 2022, and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 11th, 2022, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Experience the epic adventure of this true fight for family in this “classic man-vs-nature” (Jake Coyle, AP) story that will keep fans on the edge of their seat. Bring the film home with behind-the-scenes featurettes diving into the creation of The Beast, a deeper look into the South African filming locations, and much more to get fully immersed into the world of BEAST.

SYNOPSIS: From the director of Everest (Baltasar Kormáku), pulse-pounding BEAST follows recently widowed father Dr. Nate Samuels (Elba) who returns to South Africa with his two daughters Meredith (Iyana Halley; Wayward, “This Is Us”) and Norah (Leah Jeffries; “Rel,” Faith Under Fire) to visit an old friend, Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley; “Russian Doll,” Ted K) on a game reserve. What begins as a journey of healing turns into a fearsome fight for survival as his family find themselves hunted by a massive, rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator.

BLU-RAY: The film is presented in widescreen in a 2.39:1 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 7.1 Master Audio in English that provides a good complement to the picture. It also includes  English subtitles.

VIDEO:
Widescreen (2.39:1) 16x9

AUDIO:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, French Canadian DTS Digital Surround 5.1, Latin American Spanish DTS-HD High Resolution Audio 7.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 (bonus features)

Subtitles - English SDH, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.

DELETED SCENE – Watch an exclusive unreleased scene from Beast

MAN VS. LION: THE FINAL BATTLE
– Go inside the epic final battle between Nate and the beast himself as Director Baltasar Kormákur, star Idris Elba, and key members of the VFX team walk us through putting it all together.

CREATING THE BEAST
– The vicious title character of Beast is no ordinary lion. He’s bigger, he’s meaner, and he’s got an axe to grind against humanity. Sit down with director Baltasar Kormákur as he explains what he envisioned for The Beast.

MAKING IT REAL: THE WOUNDS
– Sit down with prosthetics supervisor Clinton Smith and prosthetic assistant Daleen Badenhorst as they walk us through all the gory details of creating realistic looking slices, gashes, and tears caused by a massive, predatory lion.

FILMING IN THE BEAST’S TERRITORY
– Visit Limpopo South Africa where the cast and crew of BEAST travelled to capture all the vistas, planes, and mountains of Africa authentically on film.

FAMILY BOND: THE CAST OF THE BEAST
– Meet the family at the heart of this story as director Baltasar Kormákur and cast members Idris Elba, Iyana Halley, and Leah Jeffries take us inside their characters’ journeys as they come together and heal in the direst of circumstances.

A LION’S PRIDE
– Learn the tragic truth of lion poaching with this factual piece that takes viewers inside the fight to protect the big game of Africa.

 

 

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