Idris Elba’s ‘Beast’ To Be Released on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD on October 11 from Universal Home Entertainment
Beast, starring Idris Elba, is coming to digital on October 7 and Blu-ray and DVD on October 11 from Universal Home Entertainment, giving fans the chance to finally get their teeth into the monster movie they’ve been waiting for. The movie’s 4K Blu-ray release date has not been announced.
The release of Beast includes a plethora of supplemental materials, allowing viewers to relive the chilling dread of a man-eating lion without leaving the safety of their own homes. An exclusive deleted scene will be included, as well as featurettes like “Man vs. Lion: The Final Battle,” which examines the climactic showdown between Elba and the movie’s fearsome lion.
Along with the film, the disc includes the featurettes “Creating the Beast,” which delves into the creation of the film’s antagonist, and “Making It Real: The Wounds,” which delves into the creation of the bloody prosthetics shown in the film. Filming in the Beast’s Territory, The Cast of Beast’s Family Bond, and A Lion’s Pride are some of the other featurettes included.
Early this summer, “Beast” was released in theatres to mostly positive reviews. The picture was praised for its strong action sequences and performances but received some criticism for using familiar plot devices. On the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a 69% critical score, while audiences gave it a 77% approval rating. Now that the movie is out on digital and Blu-ray, people can relive the thrills and chills of this summer’s monster movie.
Baltasar Kormákur, who directed the critically acclaimed survival thriller Everest, also helmed The Mountain Between Us. Elba co-stars with Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Iyana Halley (Wayward) and Leah Sava Jeffries (The Wire) (Faith Under Fire). Kormákur isn’t just the director; he’s also one of the producers on this, along with James Lopez and Will Packer. The film’s screenplay was written by Ryan Engle.
The Beast will be released on digital platforms on October 7 and on Blu-ray on October 11. The film’s official trailer, synopsis, and Blu-ray cover may be viewed down below.