Big (Extended Edition)
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- Extended Cut Feature
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
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).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a person who loves extras on DVDs, this product is a real winner. It has both a Blu-ray and DVD disk. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Orrymain
I have seen this movie many times and never tire of the scene where Tom Hanks and his boss dance on the giant keyboard and play Heart and Soul. This is a wonderful movie. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Sew Annie
Rented it to view with my kids. Totally inappropriate for kids and preteens. Lots of sexuality and language. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jenni Cox
Fabulous, funny, heartfelt, wonderful, full of memories, SEE IT!Published 6 days ago by Mikelle Carr
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Both cuts. Find a review here:
May 1, 2009 by EhrHead | See all 2 posts
|Does this have the alternate ending on it?||
Both my husband and I saw the alternate ending the first time we saw the movie. I've read, too, that it's called the "New Zealand" ending now. I'm guessing since no one is posting that it's included on the Blu Ray, that it isn't. It would be "Big" news if it were. I have a... Read More
Dec 16, 2015 by Marcia C. | See all 8 posts
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