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Venom [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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- Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Parcel Dimensions : 17 x 13.4 x 1.4 cm; 300 Grams
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 14 and over
- Audio Description: : English
- Director : Ruben Fleischer
- Media Format : Subtitled, NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 52 minutes
- Release date : Jan. 8 2019
- Actors : Jenny Slate, Scott Haze, Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Producers : Avi Arad
- ASIN : B07KLCRYB5
- Country of origin : USA
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Tom Hardy stars as the lethal protector and anti-hero Venom - one of Marvel's most enigmatic and complex characters.
From the manufacturer
One of Marvel's greatest and most complex characters takes center stage as Eddie Brock ( Tom Hardy) becomes the host for the alien symbiote Venom. Upon investigating one of Drake's experiments, the alien Venom merges with Eddie's body, and he suddenly had incredible new superpowers, as well as the chance to do just about whatever he wants.
The Cast of Venom
Tom Hardy plays Eddie Brock and Venom
"Eyes! Lungs! Pancreas! So many snacks, so little time! " -Venom
"That power, it's not completely awful. " - Eddie Brock
Michelle Williams plays Anne Weying
"You have no idea how much you're scaring me right now" - Ann Weying
Riz Ahmed plays Carlton Drake/Riot
"Look around at the world. What do you see? A planet on the brink of collapse. Human beings are disposable. But man and symbiote combined, this is a new race, a new species a higher life form." - Dr. Carlton Drake
Scott Haze Plays Security Chief Roland Treece
Scenes from Venom
Tom Hardy in Venom
Michelle Williams, Tom Hardy in Venom 2018
The World has enough Super Heroes
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* Package was deceivingly small. I expected a much larger package like a collectors edition of Casablanca, Ben Hur, or Wizard of Oz had. This was the size of an oversized double disc cd case. It does not match or shelf well compared to special packaging, or standard blu ray cases.
* There is no special content inside, such as a pamphlet nor special booklet -- simply 2 discs, one blu ray & one dvd.
* The Digital copy paper is folded in half and smushed into one side. Not professional or neat. There should be a special sleeve inside the case, instead of just randomly sitting on top of the blu ray (which again, it's folded in half).
* The artwork on the case is quite nice, and the colours are very rich, and detailed.
Overall, If I had known it was going to be this style, I would not have spent the money on it. I picked it up for about $37.00 plus shipping, and I see that it currently is priced at $49.99. $50 is waaaaay too much for this little case with no bonus dics or inner packaging content. They could have easily added a little booklet (or mini comic book, they way the Alien/Predator movies did with one of their special editions).
Very lazy on the part of the studio.
Anyway, I hope the movie makes up for it!
However, the writers/producers of the film really downplayed Eddie Brock's emotional condition and state of mind. The Eddie Brock in the original comics is a badass psychopath (his anger and rage helped make Venom what he/it is!).
Both appeared to be in unison at all times in the comics. This movie portray's Eddie Brock as an unwilling weak participant in the union of the two.
Still, I enjoy this movie and watch it over again. The Ultra 4K is outstanding on my rig (most credit given to my LG OLED TV). If you do not have a "true 4K rig", just buy the regular Blu-Ray which will give you a great picture.
Get this movie if you love Venom/Spiderman (S-Man is NOT in this movie by the way!!).
Tom Hardy plays failed reporter Eddie Brock as an anti-hero. He's got guts and a positively self-destructive determination to get the story, but he's kind of a schlemiel to start with and you wonder why his ex-girlfriend Anne Wering, played by Michele Williams, likes him so much. The story doesn't pick up until Venom chooses to bond with him, and then we are into what Marvel does best--smart and funny dialogue about totally insane situations. The difference here is that both of the bickering characters are in the same body.
Because of this, Venom, despite his disgusting goo and shark-like visage, comes across more like a misunderstood hero than an alien villain--but we're used to rooting for the monster, aren't we? On the other hand, the polished and totally sociopathic human bad guy Carleton Drake, played with despicable cold charm by Riz Ahmed, is someone we hate on sight.
A couple of asides: The astronaut J.Jonah Jameson III is obviously the son of Peter Parker's boss and I'm pretty sure this is the only outright reference to Spiderman, whom we have seen encounter the Venom symbiote before, and there is a very brief scene featuring Woody Harrelson, who makes your blood run cold, as a lot of very funny men are capable of doing.
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Having said that the story which they have written here is a decent enough spin on things. Eddie Brock is now an online blogging sensation, bringing his viewers the truth behind the headlines. His no nonsense style of reporting is ultimately his career/lifes undoing. Venom is still a symbiote from outer space, brought to earth in the hope that these newly discovered life forms may be the key to medicinal miracles such as mending bones instantaneously or cancer, by bonding patients with the symbiotes. Thus a (un)happy accident ensues, where said blogger, who happens to be unearthing grisly secrets within the labs containing symbiotes, crosses paths with said symbiote.
Tom Hardy's performance is honestly the main reason I'd recommend anybody sit through this film. He nails it, and clearly has fun doing it. As for the big brute himself, the CGI is as good as it probably could've been and his voice is spot-on. They really got the character of Venom so perfect. It's just a shame it couldn't have been in the proper context, with the aforementioned Parker/Spider-Man rivalry from the books. Also, because of Spidey's absence, Venom has no large white spider emblazoned on his torso. Though this may be me being a nitpicking fanboy.
The same cannot be said for the rest of the cast. Most of it's passable, but the main villain himself, to me personally, was bollocks. I can't really even explain why, I just did not buy it. Whether it's the fault of the actor or shoddy writing, I could not comment. The whole pace of the film - especially towards the end as the villain gets more of a front seat - feels rushed.
All in all, Venom mostly does what it says on the tin. It's good fun. That's really all. If you're not too fussed about the character or aren't sure about this one, I'd recommend renting rather than buying. I bought the Blu-Ray and I don't suppose it'll be in the disc slot again anytime soon.
The clarity of image is there, the CGI is good, but the darkness of the image made me actually put the Blu-Ray disk into another player and try it to see if my projector had gone wrong.
As for the film, Spiderman it is not, but it is definitely a really good watch in my opinion and my 3 children all rated it as 5 stars. Just save yourself some money, avoid the 4k version
Would have been great if they had kept this in the MCU! However nice little touch at the end with Carnage.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2019