Venom: There Will Be Carnage: 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray Review

We analyze in Cinemascomics the 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray of Venom: There Will Be Carnagethe sequel to the movie starring Marvel’s most beloved symbiote.

At Cinemascomics we have analyzed the home edition in 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray of Venom: There Will Be Carnagethe new Sony Pictures production in collaboration with Marvel, starring Tom Hardy again as Eddie Brock and featuring Matanza as the film’s main villain, played by the always charismatic Woody Harrelson.

This film full of action and comedy is the sequel to the franchise that began in 2018, the fourl Out now in stores on DVD, 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray, in addition to being available for rent and digital sale. It can also be purchased in a limited edition metal box (while stocks last, in 4k Ultra HD + Blu-Ray) and in a pack, available on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K UHD, together with the first film of the symbiote, Venom (2018).

The Sony Pictures film (2021), a success at the box office depleted by the pandemic (it raised more than 9 million euros at the Spanish box office, ranking second in total revenue for 2021), is distributed in physical by Arvi Licensing in our country.

The history

In the sequel, Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) He returns to play Eddie Brock, the journalist who in the first installment became the perfect host for Venom, an alien symbiote with problems managing his anger and his voracious appetite for eating people. After a time of adaptation, Venom is learning to live with Eddie, although both maintain a relationship halfway between hate and love. ‘bromance’.

In this way, the symbiote has replaced its bloody diet with chocolate, and the strange couple will have to manage to live together until a new villain comes into action. Serial killer Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) mixes his DNA with Eddie’s by accident and becomes Carnage, a red symbiote, who will not hesitate to use his newly acquired powers to wreak havoc on the city while putting in marches his revenge against those who contributed to imprison him.

The team

In addition to the wonderful antagonistic tandem formed by Tom Hardy (who co-writes and produces the film) and Woody Harrelson (Zombieland: Kill and Finish), ‘Venom: There will be Carnage’ features Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) as Eddie’s ex, and Naomie Harris (No Time To Die) as Scream, Cletus’s tortured lover. On this occasion, Andy Serkis (Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle) replaces Ruben Fleischer (busy with the adaptation of Uncharted to the big screen) in the director’s chair.

The film is written by Kelly Marcel (Cruella) from a story created by Tom Hardy and Kelly Marcel, based on the Marvel comics. It is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy and Hutch Parker, while executive producers are Barry Waldman, Jonathan Cavendish and Ruben Fleischer. The tape has an approximate duration of 97 minutes and is rated as not recommended for children under 12 years.

The film is shown in its base 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray version with over an hour of extras, which we have reviewed for Cinemascomics readers.

The 4K UHD + Blu-Ray review is completely spoiler-free, in case you haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet and want to know what extras this new film adaptation of one of Marvel’s fan favorite anti-heroes contains. (whose first place will always be occupied by Deadpool).

Trailer:

Technical data:

BLU RAY:

Audio in Spanish and English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Russian Dolby Digital 5.1.

Subtitles in Spanish, English, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Kazakh, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish and Ukrainian.

HD movie, wide screen (1.85:1).

4KUHD:

Audio in English Dolby Atmos (7.1 compatible); Spanish and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; audio description service in English, Czech, Hindi, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Tamil and
Telugu Dolby Digital 5.1.

Subtitles in Spanish, English, English for the deaf, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Kazakh, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Ukrainian.

Movie in ultra high definition, wide screen (1.85:1).

Additional content:

Let it be done… the action (8 minutes):

Director Andy Serkis says this is a world he understands, and that he loves being on the other side of the camera and directing everything. In addition, he indicates that the film is a celebration of what cinema can achieve, transporting the audience to places and scenes impossible in reality.

Next, we see how the director explains to the extras how they should act when they see the first appearance of Matanza (Carnage), indicating what will later be added with digital effects and that they can react correctly. Along with this, the filmmaker confesses that this sequel is a very rich and fertile ground for the exploration of the character, glad to collaborate again with Robert Richardson, director of photography.

On the other hand, they explain how the digital effects were developed and the action scenes that required them were prepared, thanks to the Imaginarium studios; especially to give Carnage a totally different personality, physique and way of moving from the one Venom has.

Meanwhile, the most difficult scene to write was the one in the cathedral, says screenwriter Kelly Marcel. In turn, the actor Woody Harrelson, who plays Cletus Kasady, praises Andy Serkis’s work as a director, explaining that with him he always felt that, whatever he did, he was in a safe space.

Outtakes (4 minutes):

Frights, swear words, improvisations, laughter, dialogues that are forgotten, sleeve cuts, props that don’t work, accidental falls, jokes between performers and microphones that appear in the image are part of the reel of outtakes.

Deleted scenes (10 minutes):

Made up of six sequences deleted from the final cut of the film.

Eddie and Venom: The odd couple (10 minutes):

For Andy Serkis, the biggest challenge of this film was to define how it was going to differ from the first. In this way, screenwriter Kelly Marcel comments that in this sequel they wanted to explore the relationship between Eddie and Venom, where actor Tom Hardy adds that they meet at a time when they get on each other’s nerves. And to capture that duality of personalities, the director considered himself perfect, since he played Gollum.

Thus, the screenwriter had the collaboration of the leading actor to develop the story of the sequel, where Tom Hardy contributed many fun and creative ideas, according to Kelly Marcel. Thus, her co-stars speak wonders of the involvement and performance of Tom Hardy in the film.

On the other hand, to expose the brutal discussions and fights between Eddi and Venom, the collaboration of James Churchman, stunt coordinator; as well as the dedication and advice of George Kirby, fight coordinator.

Not forgetting Jacob Tomuri’s work as Tom Hardy’s stunt double. They continue to explain that Tom Hardy puts the voice of Venom, but retouched by computer, so he attended the filming even on the days that he did not physically appear, to add the voice of the alien and help his companions with their respective interpretations. In addition, the digital effects team relied on the actor’s recordings to shape Venom’s performance, so Tom Hardy’s pre-recorded dialogue was of great help to them.

A vine: Easter Eggs (5 minutes):

We see a comic with the face of Stan Lee in Mrs. Chen’s store, being the first among all the gifts for fans that the director has hidden in the tape. But we also see that the walls of Cletus’ cell are lined with quotes from Lord Byron’s Prometheus; but also from William Blake’s Proverbs of Hell and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In addition, there are references to Morbius and Spider-Man, to the Fillmore nightclub (title of the film during its filming), references to Carnage’s way of acting taken directly from the comics.

We also see St. Estes and the Ravenscroft Institute for the Criminally Insane, where in the latter place, in the pages of Spider-Man, some of his most iconic enemies, such as Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, Chameleon and the Vulture, were locked up. But in the film we not only see the birth of Matanza, but also of her son and Venom’s grandson, Toxina.

The sickly Cletus Kasady (6 minutes):

Producer Avi Arad confesses that when they thought of Carnage they only considered one name, Woody Harrelson. The actor himself defines his character as a psychotic killer who became like that because of a horrible upbringing. While Tom Hardy talks about the similarities between the characters of Eddie and Cletus. For her part, the actress Naomi Harris who plays Shriek (Shriek) confesses that she adores Woody Harrelson, who seems to her to be a wonderful person and an extraordinary actor who brings a lot of intensity, commitment and passion to the role, but does so with great sense. of humour.

They also show us not only how Carnage was created through special effects, but also the curious and extravagant costumes worn by Cletus and designed by Joanna Eatwell.

A beautiful romance: Cletus and Shriek (5 minutes):

The love story that we see between Frances and Cletus is born from two isolated characters who come together to create a unit, explains the director. An unconditional love according to the interpreters themselves, who had to separate them by force.

In this way, Naomie Harris herself explains that her character, Shriek (Scream) is unpredictable, wild, wild, prankster, funny, crazy and totally in love with Cletus. Thus, for the actress it has been a pleasure to play him, because he is completely different from her and has many attributes that she herself would like to have. She highlights, in turn, how much she likes working with Woody Harrelson, with whom she already shared scenes in her debut in Hollywood, 15 years ago.

Concept to Carnage (4 minutes):

Sheena Duggal, Visual Effects Supervisor, explains the great challenge of bringing to life Carnage, one of the most famous villains in the Spider-Man universe. Recreating him was more difficult than Venom, because he is more tricky, dangerous and unpredictable.

For the director, it didn’t have to move bipedally like Venom, but rather be an octopus, move like a squid. They continue commenting that the comics were the great base for the development of the villain, being taller than Venom, although thinner, but that each part of his body is a deadly weapon.

Preview of selected scenes (9 minutes):

We can see “Escape from Ravenscroft”, “San Quentin Massacre” and “Let’s see” comparing the final version with the preliminary interactive storyboard of the first two, while in the third scene, Sheena Duggal explains how they brought the letter to animated life. of Cletus recounting his murky origins, thanks to the Framestore studio.

Trailer of the extras (1 minute).

Finally, we hope you enjoy purchasing Venom: There Will Be Carnage, now available to take home on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray (limited steelbook edition and amaray boxed basic edition), as well as in rent and digital sale; also having a pack with the two films that make up the saga, both on Blu-Ray and on DVD; and so you can see it as many times as you want, both in its original version and dubbed into Spanish.