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Besson's first English-language production looks more European than Hollywood, and it suffers from a tin ear for the language. At times it feels more like an IMAX undersea documentary than a drama about free divers, but the lush and lovely images create a fairy tale dimension to Jacques's story, a veritable Little Merman. More dolphin than man, he's so torn between earthly love and aquatic paradise that even his dreams call him to the sea (in a sequence more eloquent than any speech).
Besson has expanded the film by 50 minutes for his director's cut, which adds little story but slows the contemplative pace until it practically floats in time, and has restored Eric Serra's synthesizer-heavy score, a slice of 1980s pop that at times borders on disco kitsch. Most importantly, he has restored his original ending, which echoes the fairy tale he tells Joanna earlier in the film and leaves the story floating in the inky blackness of ambiguity. --Sean Axmaker
Best movie ever - but be sure you get the DVD format! I accidentally purchased the video!! I could watch this film over and over - packed with layers of.... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Donna M. Nikzi
A must see excellent movie to add to any collection. I've watched this movie in a month's time 15.Published 1 month ago by Myra
One of the best movies, I ever saw. It is to be in my top 5 movies of all times. Watch it please. It will change you. Love and how sad it is to let it go. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MARY S. RENZI
These guys sent me a bootleg DVD videotaped from a theatre screen with scratches and screen stains.
Sound and picture quality were awful. Read more
I absolutely love love love Jean Marc Barr. I have seen this before so long ago. and finally got it. I watched it with my grandma thinking she would love it. She fell asleep. Read morePublished 3 months ago by elizabeth green
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It's vaugely conceivable they are planning to release a blu-ray. I hear that the French farce played on us in Europe (where they released The Big Blue as a DUBBED FRENCH ONLY edition) may finally be resolved with a "promised yet again" Original Language long-cut edition. Sure would be... Read More
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