Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: A Monster Calls

Digital Release Date: March 14, 2017, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 28, 2017
Price: DVD $17.96, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.96
Studio: Universal

A boy meets a monster who helps him face the future in the visually spectacular emotion-filled drama A Monster Calls.

In the movie, 12-year-old Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall, Pan) yearns for guidance after his beloved mother (Felicity Jones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) becomes ill and he moves in with his less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver, Avatar). He unexpectedly summons a 40-foot-high colossus of a creature, the Monster (voiced and performed by Taken‘s Liam Neeson), who becomes a most unlikely ally by guiding him on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) and based on the award-winning novel by Patrick Ness (who also wrote the screenplay adaptation), the drama/fantasy slayed the critics, earning an 87% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes based upon 219 published reviews. That wasn’t reflected at the domestic box office, unfortunately, where the film rang up a disastrous $3.7 million upon its wide release in January, 2017.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD include the following:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of A Monster Calls – Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss their creative collaboration and how vital it was to tell this story with truths.
  • Making of the Tales – Animation and visual effects take us through creating the Monster’s tales.


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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.