Beowulf

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Overview

Inspired by the epic Old English poem of the same name, director Robert Zemeckis's digitally rendered film follows the Scandinavian hero Beowulf Ray Winstone as he fights to protect the Danes from a ferocious beast named Grendel Crispin Glover. Though at first Grendel seems invincible, Beowulf eventually manages to defeat him in a desperate battle to the death. Devastated by her son's violent demise at the hands of Beowulf, Grendel's mother Angelina Jolie sets out in search of revenge. Later, Beowulf faces the ...
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Overview

Inspired by the epic Old English poem of the same name, director Robert Zemeckis's digitally rendered film follows the Scandinavian hero Beowulf Ray Winstone as he fights to protect the Danes from a ferocious beast named Grendel Crispin Glover. Though at first Grendel seems invincible, Beowulf eventually manages to defeat him in a desperate battle to the death. Devastated by her son's violent demise at the hands of Beowulf, Grendel's mother Angelina Jolie sets out in search of revenge. Later, Beowulf faces the biggest challenge of his life when he attempts to slay a powerful dragon. Anthony Hopkins, Robin Wright Penn, Alison Lohman, John Malkovich, and Brendan Gleeson co-star in an epic fantasy adventure penned by Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2013
  • UPC: 032429130969
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 89,604

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Winstone Beowulf, Golden Man, Dragon
Anthony Hopkins King Hrothgar
John Malkovich Unferth
Robin Wright Queen Wealthow
Brendan Gleeson Wiglaf
Crispin Glover Grendel
Alison Lohman Ursula
Angelina Jolie Grendel's Mother
Paul Baker Musician #1
John Bilezikjian Musician #2
Rod D. Harbour Musician #3
Brice H. Martin Musician #4`
Sonje Fortag Gitte
Sharisse Baker-Bernard Hild
Charlotte Salt Estrith
Julene Renee Cille
Greg Ellis Gramund
Rik Young Eofor
Sebastian Roche Wulfgar
Leslie Zemeckis Yrsa
Woody Schultz Aesher
Tyler Steelman Young Cain
Nick Jameson Drunken Thane
Shay Duffin Scylding's Watch
Costas Mandylor Hondshew
Chris Coppola Olaf
Dominic Keating Cain
Jacquie Branbrooke Aethelbeorg
Fredrik Hiller Frisian Leader
Daniel McGrew Beowulf's Scop
Alan J. Silva Beowulf's Jester
Kevin Dorman
Rick Burns
Jared Weber
Camille Mala
Rob McCabe
Christopher Cummins
Shawn Driscoll
Emily Johnson
Tom West Jr.
Timothy J. Trobec
Larkin Lofgren
John Littlefield
Amy Esacove
Nadine Stenovitch
Anne Marie Wilson
Fred Tatasciore Voice Only
Neil Dickson Voice Only
Matthew A. Ward Voice Only
Holly Dorff Voice Only
Peter Lavin Voice Only
Peter Dennis Voice Only
Alan Silvestri Conductor
Technical Credits
Robert Zemeckis Director, Producer
Alfonso Alpuerto Animator
Roger Avary Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Jim Baker Animator
Glen Ballard Score Composer, Songwriter
Jackson Bishop Art Director
Steven J. Boyd Co-producer
Brett Jones Stunts
Katie Cheang Animator
Todd Cherniawsky Art Director
Doug Chiang Production Designer
Brycen Counts Stunts
Stephanie Couture Animator
Jeff Croke Animator
James Crossley Animator
J.J. Dashnaw Stunts
Tom Dewier Stunts
Paul Eliopolus Stunts
Christopher Endicott Animator
Steve Enticott Animator
Colin Follenweider Stunts
Robert A. Fox Animator
Neil Gaiman Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Mark Ginther Stunts
Nina Gold Casting
Kelly Goldstein Animator
Bill Haller Animator
Jordan Harris Animator
Toby Michael Haruno Animator
Alan Hawkins Animator
Scott Herbertson Set Decoration/Design
Scott Holmes Animator
Ethan Hurd Animator
Sony Pictures Imageworks Animator
Paul Jessel Animator
Andrew L. Jones Art Director
Alice Kaiserian Animator
Sebastian Kapijimpanga Animator
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Pericles Michielin Animator
Mike Smith Stunts
Carl Milinac Stunts
Gavin Moran Animator
Koji Morihiro Animator
Maksymillian Naporowski Animator
Paul Newberry Animator
Jeremiah O'Driscoll Editor
Vladimir Orlov Stunts
Greg Papalia Art Director
Irene Parkins Animator
Paul Wood Animator
Jordan Perry Stunts
Gabriella Pescucci Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Presley Cinematographer
Andreas Procopiou Animator
Jack Rapke Producer
Gwendelyn Robson Animator
Sandra Ryan-Moran Animator
Darlene Salinas Set Decoration/Design
Denis Samoilov Animator
Atsushi Sato Animator
Henry Sato Jr. Animator
Felipe Savahge Stunts
Brett Schroeder Animator
Jeff Schu Animator
P. Kevin Scott Animator
Martin Shafer Executive Producer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer, Songwriter
Brian Simpson Stunts
Josh Simpson Stunts
Keith A. Sintay Animator
Keith W. Smith Animator
Ron Smith Animator
Tom St. Amand Animator
Steve Starkey Producer
Mike Stassi Art Director
Mark Stefanich Stunts
Nils "Boo Boo" Stewart Stunts
Nancy Thurston Stunts
Peter Toby Tobyansen Associate Producer
Pepe Valencia Animator
Edwin Villa Stunts
Roger Vizard Animator
Marc Vulcano Animator
Jim Wallis Art Director
Christopher Walsh Animator
Dan Wawrzaszek Animator
Alex Whitney Animator
Dougg Williams Animator
John Wong Animator
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beowulf: Director's Cut
1. Chapter 1 [:18]
2. Chapter 2 [1:07]
3. Chapter 3 [6:16]
4. Chapter 4 [:30]
5. Chapter 5 [3:45]
6. Chapter 6 [3:33]
7. Chapter 7 [6:51]
8. Chapter 8 [:53]
9. Chapter 9 [7:41]
10. Chapter 10 [:59]
11. Chapter 11 [6:04]
12. Chapter 12 [2:09]
13. Chapter 13 [6:17]
14. Chapter 14 [1:38]
15. Chapter 15 [6:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Beowulf: Director's Cut
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English 5.1 Surround
         Français
         Español
      Subtitle Options
         English
         Français
         Español
         None
   Special Features
      A Hero's Journey: The Making of Beowulf
      Beasts of Burden - Designing the Creatures of Beowulf
      The Origins of Beowulf
      Creating the Ultimate Beowulf
      The Art of Beowulf
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Wealthow Shows Beowulf the Sundial
         Beowulf Boasts to the People of Herot
         Celebration and Seduction
         Wulfgar Greets Beowulf at the Stockade
         Beowulf's Day/Unferth Finds the Horn
         Cain on the Barrows (Original)
      Theatrical Trailer
      Previews
   Scene Selection
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 9, 2013

    "This is not the Beowulf you were forced to read in school?

    "This is not the Beowulf you were forced to read in school?" Then don't call it 'Beowulf.' This is so far from the original, it's silly. The unknown author is spinning in his grave.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Different

    Overall it was an okay film, the storyline was decent even though it strayed greatly from the original story of Beowulf, but that's to be expected from Hollywood. The animation they used for this film is very good, however I still would have prefered the use of real people, so that it would feel more real and so that they could show more emotion in the film. Overall it is a decent film, but not one of my favorites. Just to warn fans of the poem Beowulf, this film is very different from that storyline.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I loved it!

    As the director says with no apology in the special features....this is not the Beowulf you were forced to read in school. They have taken the basic theme and come up with something new. The animation is sophisticated. The story and images have wonderful Mythological themes. Music is superb. Well done, well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Is Not Beowulf

    Beowulf is an amazing story and an intricate part of our literate history and I was astonished at how much this film got wrong. The plot would have been good enough without the added content that strayed so far from the actul story it became something else. I did not need my soap opera drama to make this story any more interesting and nor did the film. Bad form.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    what were they thinking on the effects? live action would of been fine. and did anyone think that the main guy who played beowulf, just watching from the trailers that he looked more like sean bean? i thought it was him more from his face than voice. would of been better if it was bean as he is fit and doesn't need CGI to fake or further change his appearance and etc. no offense to anyone who does like the film beowulf. i'm not saying don't watch it or anything but just letting you know that i didn't like it. the beowulf in that xena ring trilogy episode was better. so yeah this beowulf seemed weird and thought that maybe he loves screaming i am beowulf! or maybe its the trailer over doing it. jolie was annoying. i want to set the record straight that i'm not saying to not go see the movie by all means go right ahead. judge for yourself if its a movie you want to see or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Meh.

    Beowulf dissapointed me, considering the epic that it could have been. The 3d animation surely was top notch for the industry, but it lacked in the sense that the characters couldn't portray true feeling throughout the film, which is an essential portion of the literary work.

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