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PR: Robert Zemeckis' Stunning Spectacle "Beowulf" Arrives on DVD and HD DVD

ANGELINA JOLIE AND ANTHONY HOPKINS HEADLINE A STELLAR CAST IN THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED EPIC ADVENTURE THAT BRINGS THE MIGHTIEST WARRIOR OF ALL TO LIFE

Academy Award®-Winning Director Robert Zemeckis’ Stunning Spectacle Arrives on DVD and HD DVD February 26, 2008 Loaded with Behind-the-Scenes Riches

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Exploding onto the screen with breathtaking effects and exhilarating storytelling, the groundbreaking and visually stunning epic adventure BEOWULF makes its DVD and HD DVD debut on February 26, 2008 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Academy Award®-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) utilizes state-of-the-art technology to conjure a world the likes of which has never been seen before in “an astonishing experience” that qualifies as “a work of art” (Jeffrey Lyons, NBC’s “Reel Talk”). Starring Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart), Anthony Hopkins (Fracture), Ray Winstone (The Departed), Robin Wright Penn (Hounddog) and John Malkovich (Eragon), BEOWULF tells the ancient tale of a great warrior who faces many demons both on the battlefield and within himself. The result is “a film people will be talking about for years” (Jeffrey Lyons, NBC’s “Reel Talk”).

The BEOWULF Director’s Cut DVD and two-disc HD DVD offer a plethora of behind-the-scenes material to further enhance the viewing of this masterful cinematic experience including “The Making of BEOWULF”, “Designing the Creatures of BEOWULF”, “The Origins of BEOWULF”, “Creating the Ultimate BEOWULF”, “The Art of BEOWULF”, deleted scenes and more. BEOWULF also will be available on DVD in its original theatrical version along with “The Making of BEOWULF”.

BEOWULF Director’s Cut DVD

The BEOWULF Director’s Cut DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:
*œ A Hero’s Journey: The Making of BEOWULF
*œ Beasts of Burden: Designing the Creatures of BEOWULF
*œ The Origins of BEOWULF
œ* Creating the Ultimate BEOWULF
œ* The Art of BEOWULF
œ* Deleted Scenes
œ* Theatrical Trailer

BEOWULF Director’s Cut HD DVD

The BEOWULF Director’s Cut two-disc HD DVD is presented in 1080p high definition with English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The following special features are presented in standard definition except where noted:

Disc 1:
*œ In The Volume—feature length picture-in-picture track including motion capture performance, animatics and storyboards
œ* Web Enabled Features
o BEOWULF Profiler

Disc 2:
*œ A Hero’s Journey: The Making of BEOWULF with Optional Pop Up Trivia and Additional Featurettes (HD)
œ* The Journey Continues (HD)
o The Volume (HD)
o “T” Pose (HD)
o What is the E.O.G.? (HD)
o Lay of the Land (HD)
o Givin’ Props (HD)
o Scanners (HD)
o Stunts and Rigs (HD)
o Plan of Attack (HD)
o Fight Me (HD)
o Baby It’s Cold Inside (HD)
*œ Beasts of Burden: Designing the Creatures of BEOWULF (HD)
œ* The Origins of BEOWULF (HD)
œ* Creating the Ultimate BEOWULF (HD)
œ* The Art of BEOWULF (HD)
œ* A Conversation with Robert Zemeckis (HD)
œ* Deleted Scenes (HD)
œ* Theatrical Trailer (HD)

BEOWULF DVD (Theatrical Version)

The BEOWULF theatrical version DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD includes the following special feature:
*œ A Hero’s Journey: The Making of BEOWULF

About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (NYSE:VIA, VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group. PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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BEOWULF

Street Date: February 26, 2008

Pricing: $29.99 U.S. (Theatrical Version or Director’s Cut DVD)

$39.99 U.S. (HD DVD)

Runtime: 114 minutes (Theatrical Version)

114 minutes (Director’s Cut)

U.S. Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence including disturbing images, some sexual material and nudity (Theatrical Version)

Not Rated (Director’s Cut)

Canadian Rating: 14A for violence and gory scenes (Theatrical Version)

14A for brutal violence and gory scenes (Director’s Cut)

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