Blu-ray, DVD Release: Beasts of No Nation

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 31, 2021
Price: DVD $21.99, Blu-ray $27.99
Studio: Criterion

The nightmare of war is seen through the eyes of one of its most tragic casualties—a child soldier—in this harrowing vision of innocence lost from Cary Joji Fukunaga (HBO’s True Detective). Based on the acclaimed novel by Uzodinma Iweala, the 2015 war drama Beasts of No Nation unfolds in an unnamed, civil-war-torn West African country, where the young Agu (Abraham Attah, in a haunting debut performance) witnesses carnage in his village before falling captive to a band of rebel soldiers led by a ruthless commander (an explosive Idris Elba), who molds the boy into a hardened killer.

Fukunaga’s relentlessly roving camera work and stunning visuals—realism so intensely visceral it borders on the surreal—immerse the viewer in a world of unimaginable horror without ever losing sight of the powerful human story at its center.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features:

  • 2K digital master, approved by Fukunaga
  • New audio commentary featuring Fukunaga
  • New documentary on the making of the film
  • New conversation between Fukunaga and Franklin Leonard
  • New interview with costume designer Jenny Eagan
  • Trailer
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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.