The Beaver is a fairly simple movie in its presentation so it is no surprise that there are not a huge amount of supplements. What is here is not terribly exciting, but it is nice to see a few additional looks at the film and process.
- Audio Commentary: Director/Actor Jodie Foster discusses all manner of topics during the commentary ranging from sets and music to themes and casting. There are moments that are genuinely interesting, but those are few and far between in this fairly bland commentary track.
- Deleted Scenes (1080p, 4:52): Role Play and Puppet Pull deleted scenes can be watched with optional commentary. Not terribly compelling scenes and understandable why they were cut.
- Everything is Going to Be OK (1080p, 12:06): A ‘making of’ featurette that lands just shy of being pure marketing material. Featuring interviews with cast and crew the video looks at the filming process and the underlying themes of the The Beaver.
The Final Word
The Beaver tells a compelling, if slightly flawed, tale that is enhanced by solid performances and a quality Blu-ray presentation. Some may be put off by the real life persona of its star but the movie itself is a dark and quirky tale that is well told and worth experiencing.