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Uniform Title Beowulf (Motion picture : 2007)
Title Beowulf [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures presents ; in association with Shangri-La Entertainment ; an ImageMovers production ; a Robert Zemeckis film ; directed by Robert Zemeckis ; screenplay by Neil Gaiman & Roger Avary ; produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke.

Imprint Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures Corporation ; Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  791.4372 B45 2008    ---  Missing
Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 2.35 : 1; enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Language In English, Francais, or Espa~nol with optional subtitles in English, Francais, or Espa~nol ; closed-captioned in English.
Note Based on the epic poem Beowulf.
Cast Ray Winstone (Beowulf), Anthony Hopkins (Hrothgar), John Malkovich (Unferth), Robin Wright Penn (Wealthow), Brendan Gleeson (Wiglaf), Crispin Glover (Grendel), Alison Lohman (Ursula), Angelina Jolie (Grendel's mother).
Credits Director of photography, Robert Presley ; editor, Jeremiah O'Driscoll ; original songs by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri ; music score composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri ; senior visual effects supervisor, Jerome Chen ; production designer, Doug Chiang ; costume designer, Gabriella Pescucci ; imagery and animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Inc.
Note Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2007.
Audience MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sexual material, and nudity.
Summary This is not your high school teacher's Old English epic poem, but a motion-capture animated film. In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf, to aid King Hrothgar by slaying the monster Grendel. The troubled Danish kingdom has been bedeviled by the demon for years, but in killing him, Beowulf incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother. After killing her, Beowulf returns to the castle and becomes king. Years pass, and all seems well. Is the age of demons finally over? Before he dies, however, Beowulf must face his past weakness and expiate his sins--if his kingdom is to survive.
Note Special features: A hero's journey: the making of Beowulf [featurette] (24 min.); Previews (7 min.).
Subject Beowulf -- Film and video adaptations.
Epic poetry, English (Old) -- Film and video adaptations.
English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Modernized versions -- Film and video adaptations.
Beowulf (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Grendel (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Heroes -- Drama.
Mothers -- Drama.
Demonology -- Drama.
Battles -- Drama.
Beowulf (Legendary character) -- Drama.
Heroes and heroines -- Drama.
Mothers -- Drama.
Demonology -- Drama.
Genre/Form Computer animation films.
Feature films.
Fantasy films.
Peplum films.
Action and adventure films.
Fiction films.
Historical films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Fantasy -- Animation -- Feature.
Adventure -- Animation -- Feature.
Science fiction -- Animation -- Feature.
Feature films.
Animated films.
Fantasy films.
Adventure films.
Science fiction films.
Added Author Zemeckis, Robert, 1952- Producer. Director.
Gaiman, Neil, 1960-
Avary, Roger, 1965-
Starkey, Steve. Producer.
Rapke, Jack. Producer.
Silvestri, Alan.
Winstone, Ray, 1957- Actor.
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937- Actor.
Malkovich, John.
Wright, Robin, 1966- Actor.
Gleeson, Brendan.
Glover, Crispin.
Lohman, Alison, 1979-
Jolie, Angelina, 1975- Actor.
Roche, Sebastian. Actor.
Coppola, Chris. Actor.
Sony Pictures Imageworks, Inc.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Shangri-La Entertainment (Firm)
ImageMovers (Firm)
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Beowulf. English.
Hero's journey.
ISBN 1415738521
Standard No. 097363473046
Music No. 34730 Paramount Pictures
Standard No. AU@ 000043087685

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