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Forrest Gump (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition) (1994)

Tom Hanks , Gary Sinise , Robert Zemeckis  |  PG-13 |  DVD
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  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Geoffrey Blake, Charles Boswell, Michael Burgess
  • Directors: Robert Zemeckis
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
  • Run Time: 141 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,312 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CXA2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,651 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Forrest Gump (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 2 discs
  • Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump Documentary
  • Through the Ears of Forrest Gump Sound Design
  • Building the World of Gump Production Design
  • Seeing is Believing 11 Visual Effects (Including 2 Never-Before-Seen Sequences)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Screen Tests

Editorial Reviews

Hanks is Forrest Gump, who despite being mentally challenged, tried hard, is honest and places his trust in luck. He tells his life story to anyone who sits next to him at a bus stop, and the flashbacks follow Forrest and his good heart through some of the highlights of modern American history.Through the use of digital imagery, Forrest appears to interact in scenes with John F. Kennedy, John Lennon and George Wallace. "Life is like a box of chocolates."

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224 of 260 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hanks is Brilliant October 3, 2001
Forrest Gump is a rare movie that succeeded on all levels. It was a box office smash ranking among the top five highest grossing movies of all time. But it was also a critical darling, garnering across the board praise and a truckload of awards. The movie became a cultural phenomenon, spawning cook books, quote books, a top ten soundtrack album and lines like "stupid is as stupid does" and "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" have permeated our dialect. The movie has a nostalgic, feel good vibe thanks to the dimwitted Forrest's trek through 60's and 70's touchstone events. Underneath all those warm feelings lies a darkness. Bad things happen to just about everyone Forrest comes in contact with. His best friend Bubba is killed in Vietnam, his other friend Lt. Dan loses both his legs, his mother dies of cancer and his beloved Jenny dies of AIDS. Even the famous people Forrest comes across meet with disaster, President Kennedy & John Lennon are assassinated, George Wallace is shot and Elvis Presley dies young. There are superb performances all around. Sally Field is feisty as Forrest's mama, Mykelti Williamson is funny as Bubba, Gary Sinese as Lt. Dan is a perfect rough edged foil to Forrest and Robin Wright as Jenny portrays the confusion that young people of the times felt perfectly. While all those performances are of high quality, Forrest Gump is Tom Hanks' tour de force. He is utterly brilliant as Forrest. He is in virtually every scene of the movie and never once does he fail to astound. He becomes Forrest and makes you care what happens to him. Mr. Hanks deservedly won his second consecutive Best Actor Oscar for the role and cemented himself as the best actor of his generation and one of the best of all time.
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69 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A movie you don't get to see nowdays. June 5, 2001
By Roy Ho
Forrest Gump is one of the best film of all time. Definitely the best Zemeckis's work so far and he has put so much soul and depth to this 1994 Academy Award winning Best Picture. This movie portrays the life of a slow-witted character who gets embroiled in various ridiculous situations. He was a Vietnam war hero, received a congressional medal of honour, shook hands with many US Presidents and was a successful owner of a shrimp company. We get to see many world events through the eyes of a supposedly "dumb" character. The flow and pace of the movie was perfect as we ride through various historical events like the Vietnam War, assasination of JFK and the Watergate Scandal. Tom Hanks gave an undeniably wonderful performance as Forrest and truly deserves the Oscar that he earned. Gary Sinise gave a superb performance as Lieutenant Dan in the movie. Even though he was only nominated and did not win anything, I felt he really deserves the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. The scene where he pulled Forrest down from the bed and cursed him for saving his life, just simply blew me away. Sally Field is also wonderful as Forrest's mother and deserves the Oscar as well. The line "Forrest, you have to do your best what God has given you. Be brave Forrest, be brave in everything you do. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get." really moved me and brought me tears. No movie had bring such emotion in me. Robin Wright did her role well as Forrest's love interest and complements well to Forrest's life. The actors truly brings the characters to life and I must salute Zemeckis for choosing the perfect cast. The technical aspect of the film is just excellent. The visual effects is unlike anything we have seen before. Read more ›
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93 of 111 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forrest Gump is a magical, moving, and funny film January 12, 2000
By Eric
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1994 featured the two most interesting central characters to ever grace the silver screen. They were Andy Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption) and Forrest Gump, played respectively by Tim Robbins and Tom Hanks. Both films from which the characters originate I consider to be in the top five best movies of all time and it's the actors that makes the characters come to life that makes the films so magnificent.
Forrest Gump is a drama and a comedy. It tells the tale of a mildly retarded man who becomes involved accidentally in the biggest events of the sixties, seventies, and eighties. All throughout his life since he was a child, Forrest has been in love with a girl named Jenny (Robin Wright Penn). However, she refuses him only because she loves him too much and doesn't want to hurt him.
Underrated by audiences, Forrest Gump is simply an amazing film. I was surprised by how hilarious and moving it was. The film generates many big laughs that involve how Forrest initiated and inspired many events in recent history such as how he was the one who taught Elvis Presley to dance and the time he unknowingly ratted on the Plumbers of Watergate.
The performances are what make this film memorable. Tom Hanks gives one of the best leading performances of the decade (and possibly of all time). Coming in almost as good is Gary Sinise as the misanthropic lieutenant whose life is changed after becoming involved with Forrest in the shrimp business. The supporting cast which consists of Wright Penn, Sally Field, Mykelti Williamson, and Haley Joel Osment (of Sixth Sense fame) also deliver good performances.
Forrest Gump is a great film that has to be seen to be believed. Cynics might find some problems with this film but they would just be missing the entire point. This is essentially a film about how the most innocent and kind person on Earth has a low IQ and how he views the world. His journey is simply breathtaking.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Gump
This is a great classic that I wanted to watch with my family, and there was great quality on this picture.
Published 1 day ago by Jose
5.0 out of 5 stars I heart Forrest Gump
When this film first appeared in 1994, the main character and the film itself were roundly ridiculed by corporate-owned media flacks. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Beth Woehrle
5.0 out of 5 stars Historically Meaningful and Delightful!
Love this movie! Again, another view of American history expressing passion and sincerity - even in the simplest fashion by innocents with morals. Great lines!
Published 2 days ago by Dale & Millie Glispey
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming
Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump is a heartwarming film. It's much better than the book. Groundbreaking in its CGI; highly entertaining.
Published 2 days ago by The Hermit
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic flick for Baby Boomers
All of our fav songs, over the decades. As usual wonderful performance by Tom Hanks, and the story draws you in from the first minute all the way through the closing scene. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Tess
1.0 out of 5 stars Forrest Dump
This is one of the stupidest movies ever made. It's so obvious that it was meant to be Oscar-bait. It DID NOT deserve one single nomination at any of the awards shows in 1994,... Read more
Published 6 days ago by The Expert
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie!
Such a classic already. Ordered because I didn't want to wait for it to come on TV. Have an extensive collection ofmTom Hanks this guy as an actor!
Published 10 days ago by mtnangel72
1.0 out of 5 stars LATE SHIPPING
Paid extra to get this for my mom's birthday party but it did not arrive on time. Unacceptable and unforgivable these days. I may return it on principle. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Christopher Perez
5.0 out of 5 stars Oscar Winner Still Holds Up
Still holds up 20 years later. Great performances and the special effects still amaze. It's time to see it again.
Published 11 days ago by T L Kolman
5.0 out of 5 stars Forest Gump
Excellent movie! Tom Hanks is one of my favorite actors and he nails it in this movie! Did he get an Oscar for this? He should have!!
Published 14 days ago by William Sparks
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No slipcover/outer sleeve?
Mine came sans slipcover, and when I tried to return it for a replacement, Amazon said "no", and would only give me either a full refund for return, or a partial refund and I could keep the movie. Slipcovers for the "Sapphire Series" films and other "collector's... Read more
Jun 28, 2010 by K. Smith |  See all 11 posts
Oh yeah
Movie is classic. Blu-ray is less than stellar. Nothing "Sapphire" about it. Disappointing like Gladiator.
Oct 29, 2009 by D. Harris |  See all 15 posts
Aspect ratio
Uh I believe it's 2.35:1 but presented in 16:9 on your TV, just with black bars at the top and bottom.
Nov 25, 2011 by S. Hill |  See all 2 posts
Does Gump have a $10 rebate for DVD owners?
Yes it does, I saw it at wal-mart on friday
Nov 8, 2009 by Blaargon |  See all 7 posts
If this release gets the same level of care as Gladiator will people buy...
This will sell no matter what the video quality(at least at Gladiator levels or above). I have mine on order as I type this.
Nov 2, 2009 by John Graham |  See all 2 posts
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