- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 20, 2008
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Timeless Media Group
- 2-Disc Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
A series of deaths occur in a small fishing village, causing a marine biologist to finger a giant squid as the culprit. But further investigations reveal something far more sinister as the "Beast" of the title turns out to be a creature like no other. This full-length feature was penned by Peter Benchley, author of JAWS.
Description by Timeless Media Group:
Peter Benchley, the master of sea terror, returns with another tale of aquatic mayhem in this three hour, uncut version of The Beast. William L. Petersen (CSI, To Live And Die in LA) stars as Whip Dalton in this thrilling, nail-biting tale of man against the darkest secrets of the ocean deep.
Fishing and jobs are becoming scarce in the small seaport village of Graves point, when mysterious deaths and unexplained disappearances begin to occur. Divers vanish and a young couple disappear at sea, their empty raft washing up on shore. When a large, strange claw is discovered on the raft, the unsettled towns-people call on the marine biologist Dr. herbert Talley (Ronald Guttman), who identifies it as belonging to a rare giant squid. With the help of Whip Dalton, the hunt is on! It becomes a battle of wills between Dalton and Talley as they try to locate the Beast, without the Beast getting them.
With almost 80 minutes of restored scenes previously edited from earlier versions, this is the original version, nominated for two Prime Time Emmy's. Directed by Jeff Bleckner, The Beast also stars Charles martin Smith (Drive, The Triangle) and Karen Sillas (Wanted, Law And Order).