IAR Blu-ray Preview: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Monday, 03 December 2012 15:41 Written by  iamrogue
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IAR Blu-ray Preview: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Available for purchase on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download beginning December 4th is the critically acclaimed film Beasts of the Southern Wild, which won the Camera d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Grand Jury Prize for a US Dramatic film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

The movie marks the directorial debut of Benh Zeitlin, while the screenplay was co-written by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar, which was based on her one-act play “Juicy and Delicious.” Beasts of the Southern Wild was recently nominated for Best Feature at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards, as well as Best Female lead for Quvenzhane Wallis’ career-making performance, which is also earning a lot of Oscar-buzz for the young actress. 

In the film, Wallis plays Hushpuppy, a tenacious six-year old living with her tough but loving father Wink (an equally brilliant Dwight Henry), in an isolated bayou community called the Bathtub. When a terrible storm hits, the residents of the Bathtub are forced to relocate, which endangers Wink and Hushpuppy’s relationship and the place they call home. After a desperate attempt to save their community, Wink becomes mysteriously ill and his fierce yet determined young daughter bravely sets out on a quest to save her father. Hushpuppy’s journey is plagued by a universe with melting ice caps and an unleashed army of prehistoric beasts (that may or may not be real), but in the end, her courage and love for her father opens her eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. 

The new release includes a Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy of the film as well as several special features including “The Making of Beasts of the Southern Wild Featurette,’” theatrical trailer and a few other sneak peeks. In addition, the Blu-ray copy features deleted scenes with commentary by director Behn Zeitlin, as well as Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry’s separate auditions, and their final audition together. Also, the Blu-ray includes three other featurettes not found on the DVD entitled “Glory at Sea,” “Music,” and “The Aurochs.” 

The visually stunning and brilliantly acted Beasts of the Southern Wild will inevitably be on many critics’ top ten lists this year, so it would only make sense that the Blu-ray/DVD will also be on many movie fans’ Christmas list and could make the perfect gift for under the tree this holiday season!

To read the Beasts of the Southern Wild digital flipbook, please click here.

Beasts of the Southern Wild will be available for purchase on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download beginning December 4th.

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