The Revenant (2015), the mountain man Western that led Leonardo DiCaprio to his first Best Actor Oscar, will be released on DVD & Blu-ray this April 19th.

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Set in 1823, DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a real-life trapper and explorer left for dead by two companions after being mauled by a massive grizzly bear. Surviving, Glass sets out across a winter Western landscape to take revenge against the two men, played by Tom Hardy and Will Poulter. Here is one trailer for the film:

In addition to DiCaprio’s Academy Award, the film also saw Alejandro Inarritu win his second Oscar for Best Director, and Emmanuel Lubezki his third for Best Cinematography. The Revenant was filmed in Canada, the United States, and Argentina.

The term “revenant” refers to a ghost or corpse that returns from the dead to threaten the living. For further background on the story of Hugh Glass (1780-1833), visit the post Mountain Man Western.

(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)

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