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"Great Fantasy Epic"
4 stars"
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First of all, let's be clear – this is not a ‘video game movie’, despite many official reviews at the time labelling it as such, a tad dismissively. Those who know the original Warcraft games know they were Real-Time-Strategy base-builders, and there is no way that was ever going to be depicted in film… Those same people would know that the lore behind what went on within the game itself was rich in backstory, and that extended throughout the game series, before WoW brought it further to life from a different perspective. It is that original backstory that is being depicted here, hence the Warcraft: The Beginning name. Now we know what it isn't, what this film is, is a great example of a Fantasy Epic along similar lines to The Hobbit, or the Chronicles of Narnia. Like those examples, there is a rich world depicted, with all manner of creatures both magical and mundane. There is also a lot of exposition to have to get out of the way, and it is this that makes the viewing cumbersome for someone with only a casual previous knowledge of the subject matter. Lots of names to have to remember, and a great many attempts to make the characters resonate – many of which simply did not need to be there, and made the pace feel a tad disjointed at times. The actors made the most of their time on the screen, and did well to breathe life into the characters, but things seemed to be rushed through the middle of the film, with a few too many side-plots that really didn't make much difference to the end result. However I still deem it worthy of a 4 star rating, as despite that, it remained enjoyable, and the landscape and visual effects really brings the viewer into the world. The spell effects are worth special note, I think, both from the fel energies wielded by Gul'dan, and the arcane abilities shown by Khadgar and Medivh – something I feel has been missing from other fantasy films. In summary, what was done well, was done really very well indeed. There are just parts that I feel they were trying to do too much, too quickly.

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"Must for warcraft fans"
5 stars"
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Love this movie. The orcs are insanely detailed. Magic and sword fighting great for any action fan.

"Awesome"
5 stars"
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This movie keeps you in your seat. Hubby brought dvd, I brought 3D. Cant wait to watch.

Description

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

BLU-RAY™ EXCLUSIVES (Available on Blu-ray editions):

  • WARCRAFT: Bonds of Brotherhood Motion Comic: Take an interactive journey through the official WARCRAFT graphic novel with a never-before-seen motion comic that brings the story of the film’s young heroes – Prince Llane, Captain Lothar and Guardian Medivh – to life in this unique experience.
  • The World of Warcraft on Film: The “World of Warcraft” is much more than just a game – it is a cultural phenomenon as documented in this comprehensive multi-part feature focused on bringing the unique environs of WARCRAFT to film:
  • The World of Talent: Fans can learn more about the casts’ reactions to being a part of the WARCRAFT film, how they prepared for their role and the challenges they encountered during filming.
  • The World of VFX: The WARCRAFT universe wouldn’t exist without the tireless efforts of the VFX crew. Follow along with the filmmakers as they tell the story of how WARCRAFT came to life through VFX.
  • Outfitting a World: Learn how the filmmakers worked with WETA workshop, Blizzard, and acclaimed costume designer Mayes Rubeo to create the weaponry and armor that must be familiar and otherworldly at the same time, all while creating a unique aesthetic for the film.
  • The World of MOCAP: An overview of the creation of the Orcs and other digital characters from inception all the way through to the final execution. Through extensive footage of the actors in their MOCAP suits and live in-camera renderings during production, the audience will see the incredible effort that went into creating the Orcs.
  • The World of Stunts: Though much of WARCRAFT was created through extensive VFX, the fight scenes and stunts had to be very real. In this featurette, fans can learn more about the extensive fight choreography and stunt work that fueled the film’s action from beginning to end.
  • Madame Tussauds’ Featurette: Featurette on the making of the WARCRAFT wax figures by Madame Tussauds.
  • WARCRAFT Teaser: An early teaser which premiered at San Diego Comic-Con in 2013.

BLU-RAY™ AND DVD BONUS FEATURES:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Origin Story
  • The Fandom of WARCRAFT: Delve into the history and breadth of the fandom behind the game and film, as well as the way it has influenced pop culture.
  • ILM: Behind the Magic of WARCRAFT: See some of the groundbreaking facial capture technology utilized by Industrial Lights & Magic to convey the emotion and depth of the visually impressive Orc characters in the film.

Warcraft Reviews

“This franchise itself is like a portal to new adventures where the action is for ever open-ended, and fresh personalities and intrigue lie in wait. So far, this video game epic is pushing the right buttons.” – Independent Online

“Jones maintains patience with the tale and delivers compelling visuals, allowing those capable of surrendering to the material a chance to immerse themselves in storytelling expanse.” – Blu-ray.com

“Bold, unapologetic, hardcore fantasy. There are times when it feels like watching an '80s heavy metal album cover in cinematic form, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.” – Tribune News Service

Release date Australia
October 5th, 2016
Movie Formats
  • Blu-ray
  • 3D Blu-ray
  • Digital UltraViolet
Blu-ray Region
  • Region B
Edition
  • Standard Edition
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Aspect Ratio
  • 2.35 : 1
Director
Language
English, French, Spanish
Length (Minutes)
123
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish
Number of Discs
2
Country of Production
  • Canada
Genres
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
Box Dimensions (mm)
140x170x15
UPC
9317731125782
Product ID
25693961

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