Grizzly Man: The Life and Death of Timothy Treadwell R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 26, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Box Set
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Closed Captioned - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish - optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Making Of: In the Edges: The GRIZZLY MAN Music Session
    • Production Interviews: Werner Hertzog - Director

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh92%

Total Count: 142


User Ratings: 53,752
Herzog has his documentary in hand, explaining that what we have here "iz on astone-ishing story of beauty and depth". He's not wrong. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Jan 16, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- He was enough of an amateur to be relaxed and unselfconscious, yet enough of a professional to generate all this outstanding footage, and quite rightly Herzog declines to patronise or make fun of him. Full Review
Feb 4, 2006
[T]his is at once a beautiful nature doc and a fascinating fable about a dangerous state of mind, American innocence.
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Jan 1, 2006
Treadwell, a failed TV actor, is presented as someone desperate to give and receive love. That he went to such extremes is tragic, but also, in Herzog's sympathetic eyes, deeply human.
Time Out
Aug 16, 2007
Of course, the legendary filmmaker can't resist inserting his own outsize ego into the story, but somehow this documentary has room for two larger-than-life characters. Full Review
Jul 16, 2019
Rating: A- -- A stirring documentary that adds to an already growing list of fascinating films from the genre this year. Full Review
Bowling Green Daily News
Nov 19, 2019
[S]omething unique and unforgettable....Herzog conducts his own expedition into knowing the unknowable...
Rolling Stone
Aug 11, 2005

Product Description:

Werner Herzog's persistent inquiry into the motivations of human obsession focuses this time on the self-proclaimed "kind warrior" Timothy Treadwell. A passionate wildlife preservationist and grizzly bear devotee, Treadwell lived unarmed among the grizzlies in a remote section of Alaska for 13 summers, and eventually died in a bear attack. He filmed his experiences during his final five years, and Herzog makes use of this footage in a posthumous portrait of a complex, intriguing character. A youthful blond actor turned nature lover, Treadwell is revealed over the course of the film to have been a troubled soul who found solace in the wild, and the existential questions and difficulties he faced in the world were, fascinatingly, worked out on film. Deftly interweaving Treadwell's quiet moments of nature appreciation with meandering introspection and alarmingly hostile rants, Herzog masterfully captures the enigma of the dead man. Herzog has a genuine appreciation of Treadwell's films, as well as sympathy for Treadwell's apparent unease with the world. Much of GRIZZLY MAN's complexity comes in our growing awareness of Timothy's apparent naivety, his need to see himself as a savior, and his sentimentalizing of nature. However, we are left with the impression of someone unafraid to follow his heart and go to any extreme--even death--in search of peace.


Production Notes:

  • In Theaters: August 12, 2005 (Limited)

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 67,080
  • UPC: 031398186366
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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