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Red Riding Hood - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [2011] [Region Free]

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  • Actors: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas
  • Directors: Catherine Hardwicke
  • Format: PAL, Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Swedish, Hebrew, Spanish, Norwegian, Japanese, Italian, German, French, Finnish, Dutch, Danish, English
  • Dubbed: Spanish, Italian, German, French, Japanese
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English, Italian
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Aug. 2011
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004S62T1A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,865 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

Romantic fantasy thriller. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. Panic grips the town as Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast-one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait.

Blu-ray Triple Play includes:
• Digital Copy
• 1 Disc DVD of the Theatrical version + deleted scenes
• 1 Disc BD which Includes both "Theatrical version" and "Alternate Cut" with EC

Extra Content
• Red Riding Hood Alternate Cut
• Secrets Behind the Red Cloak PiP Catherine Hardwicke, Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons
• The Reinvention of Red Riding Hood
• Red Riding Hood: Red's Men
• Red Riding Hood: Making of the Score
• Before the Fur... Making of the CGI Wolf
• Casting Tapes - Casting Shiloh Fernandez
• Casting Tapes - Casting Max Irons
• Casting Tapes - Shiloh Fernandez & Max Irons
• Claude Finds Lucie (Deleted Scene)
• Valerie Remembers Lucie (Deleted Scene)
• Valerie and Grandmother (Deleted Scene)
• Cesaire Imagines the Luxe Life (Deleted Scene)
• Rehearsal: The Dance
• Rehearsal: The Festival
• Rehearsal: Wolf Attack
• Gag Reel
• 'The Wolf' by Fever Ray (Music Video)
• 'Just a Fragment of You' (Music Video)
• Red Riding Hood in 73 Seconds
• Easter Egg - 'The Wolf Goes to A Hamlet Audition'


This is not your grandmother's Red Riding Hood. There's a basket of goodies (not exactly the edible kind), a sweet grandma, a winsome young lass in a beautiful red hood, and a Big Bad Wolf. But there the similarity ends. This Red Riding Hood is shot through the lens of the Twilight films--for wide appeal to the tween and teen audiences, and definitely not a bedtime story for the little ones. Helmed by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, Red Riding Hood bears a lot of the moody trademarks of the vampire series. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), the plucky girl in the stunning cape, lives in a tiny medieval village whose geography is not specified--it's just very mountainous and remote. Valerie's heart belongs to her childhood friend Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but as Red Riding Hood opens, she learns she has been betrothed to Henry (Max Irons). As if that love triangle weren't enough, it seems a dangerous wolf--or is it werewolf?--has been terrorizing the town for years, and its killing sprees have intensified. When the townsfolk kill a wolf, they think they have finally freed their town from tyranny, and throw a giant bacchanal--like Burning Man in the snow. But then Father Solomon (Gary Oldman, in wickedly good form) appears on the scene to tell the villagers they've killed only a gray wolf--not, in fact, the werewolf he knows is the true villain.

So the romantic pulls of Valerie, Peter, and Henry play out with a backdrop of true chills and mystery. The atmosphere created by Hardwicke, along with production designer Thomas E. Sanders and cinematographer Mandy Walker, is perfect for a goose-bumpy horror story with teen hearts caught in the balance. The set design of the village, especially, is rich with detail--even the trees in the surrounding forest seem to have branches made of threatening spikes. Seyfried is willful, passionate, and perfect as Valerie, and easily anchors a film that could have spun out. Other standouts include Virginia Madsen, Valerie's mother who has a dark secret in her own past, and Julie Christie as Valerie's rather peculiar grandmother. All Twilight fans, and those who love a good tale of star-crossed (or perhaps full-moon-crossed) lovers will enjoy Red Riding Hood. Just don't go walking in those big bad woods alone. --A.T. Hurley

--This text refers to the DVD edition.

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By PJ Rankine TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Jun. 2011
Format: DVD
To read the review currently featured under this title on IMDB you would think this was a terrible film and indeed it only attracts a rating of 4.9/10. Well I gave it 9/10 because I thoroughly enjoyed it. It will never get an oscar but its a very enjoyable fantasy for young adults. I have read criticism about how the poor people of this time wouldn't have been able to afford glass for their windows, for goodness sake, its a fantasy! My wife who hardly notices these things commented on how wonderful the set was. Amanda Seyfried is as gorgeous as ever as Valerie/Red Riding Hood and the whole cast give a pretty good performance and no I didn't guess who the werewolf was before the reveal. All the clues point to an obvious suspect but the plot is darker and more twisted than that. I'm sure the whole thing is aimed at fans of Twilight but I'm not one of those and I loved it. I watched it on dvd and will be buying it on blu ray.
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In this 2011 dark retelling of the classic fairy tale, Valerie [Amanda Seyfried] is a teenager living in a secluded village in a forest plagued by a werewolf, She’s also to be married to the wealthy blacksmith’ son, Henry, but loves poor woodcutter Peter, who she plans to run away with, but the Wolf has broken its truce not to prey on the townspeople trapping the lovers in the village. But who is the werewolf, what does it want and will true love win?
This is a very atmospheric, dark and sinister retelling of the fairy tale. Containing stunning sets, breath-taking scenery, a convincing fantasy ‘otherworld’ landscape and a haunting Celtic Carnyx style musical back score. It’s a tale of unrequited love, love found, lust, anger and all mixed with lustful sins, witchfinders, witches and a killer werewolf.
The single disc loads to a 50 language selection, then goes to 3 trailers and a blu ray ad before going to main menu offering play, scene selection, deleted scenes and languages [basically English, French, Italian and the same subtitle options with the addition of Nederlands].
This is a great reworking, creating a believable set and convincing storyline but stay away if its a broody horror you want, it’s not a horror [hence 12 rating!] it’s simply a sinister love story set in a creepy wood with a killer [werewolf] prowling the area bumping off the characters. If you can handle that, then this is a fantastic film, but if you get ‘into’ the brooding atmosphere the 12 rating can appear a bit low for the sensitive.
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Im not a teenage girl so maybe I shouldn't be writing reviews about this film but as a movie this is indescribably bad on all fronts.
In every scene I kept thinking how the Monty Python 6 would have acted it out...some scenes came close to the BURNNNN HERRRR! John Cleese moment.So many scenes could have been ripped straight from Holy Grail in acting and delivery but without the skill of Terry Gilliam`s artistic brain giving scenery and shots depth and a believability .But its the age of appealing to the popcorn crowd who just pay to see images flashing before their matter how tedious those images are.
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Catherine Hardwike's film is much closer to the 1984 movie "Company of wolves" (based on Angela Carter short stories) than to the original Charles Perrault tale - and like the former, it is definitely NOT for children. I am also almost certain that Catherine Hardwike was at least a little inspired by the wonderful commercial for Chanel 5, made in 1999 and featuring Estella Warren as Red Riding Hood and the wolf as himself.

Both me and my wife we liked this movie very much. Ok, granted, this is not an immortal masterpiece, but we both spend a nice cinema moment and this movie has many qualities, which I will try to describe below. MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

First, we liked the cast. Amanda Seyfried is excellent as Valerie, a young girl who reached the time to be married and gets from her grandmother a red cape as wedding gift. The name Red Riding Hood is never used in the movie, everybody calls her just Valerie - but we of course know better... Amanda Seyfried wears this red cape with a great grace and the effect (especially for the male public) is quite pleasant. It is even more pronounced when the snow falls.

Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons give a good performance as two young village men, wild, bold and violent Peter and shy, peaceful and more sophisticated Henry, who both want to marry Valerie. Those two rivals and sworn enemies both have their good and bad points and with the time Valerie will have more and more trouble to choose between them.

Virginia Madsen plays Valerie's mother - her character, although secondary, is quite important for the plot so pay good attention to everything she says.
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Lacking the comedy body count of Hansel and Gretel or the drama of Harry Potter, it looked like the cast were sleeping their way through the film. One to avoid unless you really have a couple of hours of your life to waste.
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Was Gary Oldman blackmailed into being in this awful movie or was he hypnotized into thinking it was good? It was truly awful and I am very glad that it was on Prime and so I did not have to pay to rent it.
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