Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Watch it Instantly
Includes the Amazon Instant Video 48 hour rental at no extra charge. (Learn more)
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.75 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Oxfordshire... Add to Cart
$10.98  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Fulfillment Express US Add to Cart
$12.94  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Beowulf [Blu-ray] (2007)

Ray Winstone , Crispin Glover , Robert Zemeckis  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (416 customer reviews)

List Price: $14.99
Price: $9.06 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $5.93 (40%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, April 17? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Beowulf   $2.99 $9.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 1-Disc Version $9.06  
DVD 1-Disc Version $5.00  
 
 
Buy This Blu-ray and Watch it Instantly
Watch the Amazon Instant Video rental on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or compatible device at no charge when you buy this Blu-ray disc from Amazon.com. Your rental will expire 2 days after you begin watching or 30 days after your disc purchase, whichever occurs first. The Amazon Instant Video version will be available in Your Video Library and is provided as a gift with disc purchase. Available to US customers only. See Terms and Conditions.
 
 

Frequently Bought Together

Beowulf [Blu-ray] + 300 [Blu-ray]
Price for both: $18.29

Buy the selected items together
  • 300 [Blu-ray] $9.23

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie, Robin Wright, Anthony Hopkins
  • Directors: Robert Zemeckis
  • Writers: Anonymous, Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary
  • Producers: Jack Rapke, Jacob Peratrovich, Jacqueline Lopez, Josh McLaglen
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Director's Cut, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (416 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001AII4RM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,570 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Beowulf [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Widescreen/Blu-Ray. Unrated.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
78 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holding Out for a Hero November 15, 2007
Written around 700 AD and being of unknown authorship, "Beowulf" may be one of the purest fantasies ever told--it was one of the first to tell the story of a warrior who fought demons and a dragon. In the hands of director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriters Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, the story transcends what we might have envisioned when reading the epic poem. This latest film adaptation is a triumph of classic storytelling, giving us a both hero to root for and monsters to be afraid of; it's a story told in the language of entertainment, having the power to capture its audience with compelling characters and breathtaking visuals. It's an honest to goodness fable that tells it like it is, completely free of long-winded setups and complicated details.

Relying on the same motion capture technique he utilized in "The Polar Express," Zemeckis has crafted an entirely computer generated film that has an appropriately surreal look. This is especially true of the characters, which exist in a gray area between the realistic and the fantastic; they don't look phony by any means, but they're not completely authentic, either. I suppose part of this can be blamed on the limits of computer technology, which still isn't able to fool an audience despite major advances. The thing is, I don't think the film should have looked too realistic, simply because it's telling an unrealistic story. "Beowulf" is a purely imaginative piece, and as such, the film needed a purely imaginative look. Zemeckis chose to make the entire thing one big special effect--there are no individual effects that enhance live-action scenes.

Taking place in the sixth century, Ray Winstone voices the title character with the perfect mix of pride, arrogance, and youthful impulsiveness.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
38 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Beowulf is a great story, it would not have lasted over thousand years if it wasn't. This 2007 all CGI version deviates considerably from the original story's truest and perhaps even its most enduring elements. The villain Grendel is portrayed as if we have the opportunity to sympathize with him. I remember upon his first attack in this film thinking that the Grendel from the epic poem would never have been so bold as to attack while his enemies were not asleep. Never would he come face to face with King Hrothgar on his throne. He is a cowardly and vile monster. I also remember studying Beowulf and thinking that this is the ultimate pagan hero. Courageous even if to a fault, boisterously politicizing himself to the gods by listing off each of his own unearthly tasks, challenging any evil no matter what it may be, even if it looks exactly like a naked Angelina Jolie. Most of all, he was to be a shining example of pride and honesty. It's funny, until now I never realized how I may have idolized Beowulf during my High School readings but just like those young pagan lads a thousand years ago listening to tales of the great warrior around a giant bonfire, I guess in a way I did and still do. The Beowulf we get here is tricked and tormented and his time as king is essentially based on deception. He is flawed in ways that make him less a hero.

There is something to admire in that fearless definition of heroism held up high in the original tale. Something even more endearing about this ultimate clash between good and evil.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
36 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beowulf - Amazing in 3D, New Take on a Classic Tale December 30, 2007
Beowulf is a new version of a classic tale. The animation style really comes to life when seen in Imax 3D. This is one movie worth seeing in the theatre and owning in HD.

There are three groups who will want to see Beowulf no matter what reviewers think: those who loved the Polar Express (same creators, same animation style), those who love mythology and war movies, and those who love Angelina Jolie. And yet the real reason to see this movie should attract a much wider audience: this is a visually stunning "video game" on the movie screen. While any new take on a classic tale will upset purists, this movie is worth suspending disbelief for the entertainment value.

Visual Effects

The animation of the film is very "cartoon" and "video game like." While that may not satisfy those who are looking for entirely realistic CGI effects, it is an artistic form that is very compelling when seen in Imax 3D. Clearly, the technology will improve in future movies. Regardless, the creativity and artistry of this movie should be appreciated for what it is.

There are many 3D elements that leap out at viewers. If they added smells and water spray it would be very similar to some Disney World 3D movies. My only curiousity is how (if at all) they plan on making the 3D experience available to home viewers

The Music

The score is very well put together and complements the movie experience. There is a lot of driving heart pounding composition, almost operatic in nature. And there are also soft pensive songs. In any case, the music is also well appreciated in a theatre, and sets this version apart from previous ones all on its own.
... Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie.
I had already seen this movie when I purchased it.
If your a fan of fantasy, mystical type tales, and greek mythology you will like this. This film is made computer animation. Read more
Published 5 hours ago by Shauna
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE
I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS MOVIE. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE. I THINK IT IS WORTH WATCHING MORE THAN ONCE.
Published 16 days ago by CUCKOO4CUCKOO
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great movie.The only thing I wish is that they should've made a 3d bluray.movie is still awesome though.cinematography is great
Published 27 days ago by Smokey
4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the best best primer for a trip to Iceland
This is a fun documentary with all the chills and spills of making a movie in harsh and stressful conditions.
Published 1 month ago by Charles Carlson
5.0 out of 5 stars I should of bought it.
The actors were believable and I really liked the movie being almost animated. I should have bought it not just rented it.
Published 1 month ago by Vicky Conners
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
This was a great movie well told good action and good acting. I really loved it recommended to anyone looking for a good story
Published 1 month ago by Matthew M.
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing special
The additional features aren't special, storyboard stuff. Make your purchase based on price. Director's cut is not worth any extra.
Published 1 month ago by Gary D. Housley
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome
one of the best animated features with real like feel to it, story line is very good in terms of history
Published 1 month ago by orlando raices
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Amazing animation. Great story line. This is one of the movies you would not mind watching time and time again. Geat item for you movie collection.
Published 1 month ago by E. Bryant
1.0 out of 5 stars This movie cannot compare
The plot in this movie is so far from the original that I wonder what book the director and movie author read. Don't waste your time.
Published 1 month ago by Father of Three
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa5892078)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
differnce from theatrical version
I just watched the Director's Cut, and I didn't see anything at all that was different from the theatrical version. No change in dialogs, no extended or altered scenes... I'm really confused what was changed.
Feb 28, 2008 by J. Friant |  See all 7 posts
when do preorders ship
It will ship on the release date. Sometimes they ship the day before, but you still won't get it until after the actual release date.
Feb 13, 2008 by The Face of Boe |  See all 4 posts
Wheres The Blu-Ray Version?
First of all, Paramount is the studio behind Beowulf and Universal Pictures is the studio responsible for American Gangster, and they both pretty much supported HD DVD from the beginning (referring to the Paramount 18-month contract with HD DVD). Even though HD DVD is technically dead, this film... Read more
Mar 1, 2008 by Watcher |  See all 4 posts
Equilibrium on HD DVD "OOP"
Its not OOP just yet but its limited availability!
Mar 27, 2008 by J. Smith |  See all 2 posts
differnce from theatrical version
More blood and gore.
Feb 27, 2008 by Brian Domaleski |  See all 2 posts
Beowulf: My DVD has no Chapters/Scenes/T... Selections Be the first to reply
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 




Look for Similar Items by Category