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Big [Blu-ray] (1988)

Tom Hanks , Elizabeth Perkins , Penny Marshall  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (377 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton
  • Directors: Penny Marshall
  • Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg
  • Producers: James L. Brooks, Robert Greenhut
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby TrueHD), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: May 12, 2009
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (377 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001R10BEG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,519 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins. A 12-year-old boy makes a wish at a carnival and awakens to find himself a 30-year-old man in this funny, sensitive story of childhood vs. adulthood. Directed by Penny Marshall. 1988/color/102 min/PG.

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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the body swap films... January 30, 2005
Format:DVD
... and there's no body swapping in it!

This film has aged really well; the comedy and dialogue is really sharp, the acting is believable and there's never a dull moment. Instead of going over the story, I want to quote what screenwriting legend, Robert McKee wrote about the film which rings true; "At the crisis, Josh [Tom Hanks] faces irreconcilable goods; an adult life with a fulfilling career and the woman he loves verus a return to adolescence. He makes the mature choice to have his childhood expressing with fine irony that he at last became 'big'. For he and we sense that the key to maturity is to have had a complete childhood. But becuase life has short-changed so many of us in youth, we live, to one degree or another, in a false sense of maturity. BIG is a very wise film."

Sure the toys have changed and yes, Billy Idol is tied to the soundtrack but the message still remains the same. This should be required viewing for all families.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Extended" edition ? July 21, 2007
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Experience tells me there's two kinds of "Extended editions": the first are the ones in which the director was forced to do something against his will to fit the movie to a certain length (see Terminator 2, Aliens, Blade Runner, etc.), and the second are the ones in which the outakes weren't all that damaged so the studio took a strictly merchandising decision.
BIG EXTENDED EDITION is obviously the latter but don't let that discourage you, this is one of the funniest films of the 80s and there's is no question it was the one film that took Tom Hanks from OK TV star to bona fide movie star.
My favorite scene: the eating of the "little corn". I loved learning from the extras that it was totally the product of improvising at the last second !
This is an excelent DVD, it's just that my next viewing of it will be by choosing the original cut.
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an expertly told modern fairy tale December 11, 2004
Format:DVD
This film still contains Tom Hanks best performance in my opinion. Big is an expertly told modern fairy tale that captures perfectly the innocence and the enthusiasm of youth. This movie gets flawless performances from all the actors and actresses involved. It reminds us all of when we were young and Big is a testament to why we should always stay young at heart.

Big is among my favorite films of all-time and I honestly can't see any reason why someone would dislike this movie. In fact I believe it is the best movie to be made in the 80's and it's huge heart will allow Big too stand the test of time.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Same features as DVD special edition May 18, 2009
By Dave
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
If you have Big (Extended Edition), then you will see that this new Blu-ray edition has no new extra features from that version. What it does have is higher picture quality and sound. There are details I hadn't noticed before. Is it worth this purchase? That all depends on how much of a home theater buff you are. If you want blu-ray quality video and audio, then you will most likely want to upgrade this classic 1988 flick; otherwise, you might be content to hold onto your DVD version until something significantly better comes out.

When it was first released in 1988, "Big" instantly became one of my favorite films. 20 years later, I can still say the same thing. This film not only "holds up" well, it is still a timeless classic. It is the story of 12 year old Josh Baskin, who wishes he were "big" after being humiliated at a carnival for not being tall enough to ride an attraction in front of the classmate that he has a crush on. His wish is granted by the arcade machine, Zoltar, and the next morning, he wakes up as a 30 year old (Tom Hanks). He's kicked out of the house by his mother, who thinks he is a pervert who has broken in. To make matters worse, he can't reverse the wish for at least another 30 days. On the advice of his best buddy, Billy (Jared Rushton), he gets a job in New York City to pass the time and earn some money to live on. Josh quickly moves up the ladder at MacMillan Toy Company, and also attracts the attention of Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins), who has made a habit of sleeping with the new up-and-coming executives. The longer he inhabits his 30-year old body, the more he grows away from his childhood buddy, Billy.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big: Extended Edition Review March 31, 2008
By Dave
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
When it was first released in 1988, "Big" instantly became one of my favorite films. 20 years later, I can still say the same thing. This film not only "holds up" well, it is still a timeless classic. It is the story of 12 year old Josh Baskin, who wishes he were "big" after being humiliated at a carnival for not being tall enough to ride an attraction in front of the classmate that he has a crush on. His wish is granted by the arcade machine, Zoltar, and the next morning, he wakes up as a 30 year old (Tom Hanks). He's kicked out of the house by his mother, who thinks he is a pervert who has broken in. To make matters worse, he can't reverse the wish for at least another 30 days. On the advice of his best buddy, Billy (Jared Rushton), he gets a job in New York City to pass the time and earn some money to live on. Josh quickly moves up the ladder at MacMillan Toy Company, and also attracts the attention of Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins), who has made a habit of sleeping with the new up-and-coming executives. The longer he inhabits his 30-year old body, the more he grows away from his childhood buddy, Billy. However, the day of reckoning eventually comes when he must make a choice.

Hanks & Perkins give outstanding performances; instead of "playing" a 12 year old, Hanks actually becomes one. His innocence is totally believable. Perkins plays the part of the ambitious Susan to perfection, and she is the perfect love interest for Hanks. Talk about chemistry!

This 2-Disc Edition gives you 2 versions of the movie; one is the theatrical version, and the other is an Extended Cut (note: NOT a director's cut...just an extra 20 minutes or so added back in).
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5.0 out of 5 stars HANKS IS GREAT
So glad I got the extended edition.. It ties some lose ends together.. GREAT MOVIE.. watch this one over and over.. Hanks is brilliant in this role.. The boy in a man's body! Read more
Published 6 days ago by GINNYJAY
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
always funny, for any age.
Published 9 days ago by Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fun!
Published 11 days ago by Viraj Mirani
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Always love to see it again and again.
Published 11 days ago by donald pennington
5.0 out of 5 stars A great movie
There isnt a Tom Hanks movie I dont like. This one is so great! I watch this a lot. The extended edition is awesome! Read more
Published 12 days ago by teddie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i loved it as a kid, now its one of my kids' favorites.
Published 14 days ago by Tracy
5.0 out of 5 stars The classic altered state fable of how kids find joy in an amazing...
The classic altered state fable of how kids find joy in an amazing world, and how adults eff it up! The cast is superb, and the story a delight! Read more
Published 14 days ago by Mark G
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great family movie.
Published 15 days ago by Roberto E. Weiss
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Classic!
Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Recieved quickly, although the grand kids had to leave ...
Recieved quickly, although the grand kids had to leave early and didn't get to watch it. I'm holding it for when they get to come back.
Published 21 days ago by Patricia Potts
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Anyone know which version this will be?
Both cuts. Find a review here:
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews45/BIG_blu-ray.htm
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