MMT Minute Thoughts and Digital giveaway for BEAST on DVD and Blu-Ray October 11

Out now on Digital, DVD and Blu-Ray is the action-thriller BEAST starring Idris Elba. With a running time of one hour and 33 minutes, “Beast” accomplishes in thrills and excitement what it may lack in strong dialogue and development.

But what I most Ioved about the film was its strong advocacy for wildlife and anti-poaching – themes that are driven home quite well.

All in all, I would certainly add “Beast” to the streaming queue for the enjoyment factor and yes Elba does physically fight a CGI lion and it totally works! I rate this 3 out of 5 beats on the MMTrometer.

To put your name in the hat to win one of two digital copies of the film, you must be an active subscriber of this site and send an email to with the subject line “Beast Mode” and your full name and subscribed email address in the body. Winners will be selected and notified on or by Sunday, October 16.

BEAST is available to own now on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray. Get additional details and purchase information by clicking here.

Good Luck!


BEAST synopsis:

From the director of Everest (Baltasar Kormáku), pulse-pounding BEAST follows recently widowed father Dr. Nate Samuels (Elba) who returns to South Africa with his two daughters Meredith (Iyana Halley; Wayward, “This Is Us”) and Norah (Leah Jeffries; “Rel,” Faith Under Fire) to visit an old friend, Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley; “Russian Doll,” Ted K) on a game reserve. What begins as a journey of healing turns into a fearsome fight for survival as his family find themselves hunted by a massive, rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator.

With the purchase of BEAST on digital or disc, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more!  For registration and details please visit


  • DELETED SCENE – Watch an exclusive unreleased scene from Beast
  • MAN VS. LION: THE FINAL BATTLE – Go inside the epic final battle between Nate and the beast himself as Director Baltasar Kormákur, star Idris Elba, and key members of the VFX team walk us through putting it all together.
  • CREATING THE BEAST – The vicious title character of Beast is no ordinary lion. He’s bigger, he’s meaner, and he’s got an axe to grind against humanity. Sit down with director Baltasar Kormákur as he explains what he envisioned for The Beast.
  • MAKING IT REAL: THE WOUNDS – Sit down with prosthetics supervisor Clinton Smith and prosthetic assistant Daleen Badenhorst as they walk us through all the gory details of creating realistic looking slices, gashes, and tears caused by a massive, predatory lion.
  • FILMING IN THE BEAST’S TERRITORY – Visit Limpopo South Africa where the cast and crew of BEAST travelled to capture all the vistas, planes, and mountains of Africa authentically on film.
  • FAMILY BOND: THE CAST OF THE BEAST – Meet the family at the heart of this story as director Baltasar Kormákur and cast members Idris Elba, Iyana Halley, and Leah Jeffries take us inside their characters’ journeys as they come together and heal in the direst of circumstances.
  • A LION’S PRIDE – Learn the tragic truth of lion poaching with this factual piece that takes viewers inside the fight to protect the big game of Africa.

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