Director Of Monster Hunter Movie Explains The Nods To The Games

Director Paul W.S. Anderson and star Milla Jovovich discuss how the video game series inspired certain aspects of the movie.


The Monster Hunter movie is now available digitally and coming to 4K UHD and Blu-ray on March 2, and the movie is filled with special features. In one featurette, director Paul W.S. Anderson discusses taking elements from the Capcom video game series and putting them into the movie.

The video gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the film and how it adapted certain elements from the Capcom game, including specific monsters, clothing, and more you'd see in the series. Check out the video below.

"I got into Monster Hunter 11 years ago," explains Anderson in the video. "I played it in Japan. I fell in love with the creatures, the beautiful landscapes, the themes of the game. So I optioned it from Capcom."

Monster Hunter star and wife of Anderson, Milla Jovovich said that Anderson has been obsessed with the game, and this is the longest he has ever worked on a project during his career in Hollywood. "I'm kinda glad that it took that long because the game has evolved," Anderson said. "It's become a worldwide phenomenon."

The home release does include a few deleted scenes and special featurettes for the home release, and you can check them all out below.

Monster Hunter home release special features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Monster Hunters: Cast and Characters
  • Monstrous Arsenal: Weaponry in the Film
  • For the Players: From Game to Screen

Monster Hunter follows a group of soldiers who get caught in a sandstorm and end up in another world filled with horrifying monsters. They meet a hunter whose skills help them survive as they try to find their way back home. Also, there's a giant danger that could destroy their world. In addition to Jovovich, Monster Hunter also stars Tony Jaa, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung. and Ron Perlman.

If you're interested in picking up a physical copy of the movie when it releases, there are a few preorder deals to check out. Monster Hunter is on sale on 4K Ultra HD for $25 (originally $41). It is also on sale for $23 on Blu-ray (originally $35).

Originally released on Christmas in theaters, Monster Hunter received mixed reviews. In GameSpot's review of Monster Hunter, Eric Frederiksen said, "The parts that work, work really well. The same way that 2014's Godzilla excelled when Godzilla was on the screen, Monster Hunter is a blast when Artemis and the Hunter are fighting the authentically realized monsters. But the movie seems more interested in seeing giant monsters destroying helicopters and Humvees than in exploring its actual interesting setting."

Monster Hunter is available digitally now at various online retailers and will be available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 2.

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