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Big fish

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN, EAS, OSH)

Edition

Widescreen version.

Performers

Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Alison Lohman, Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito.

Publication Information

Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.

Summary

DVD format, Region 1 ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound.

Videodisc release of the 2003 motion picture.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Based on the book "Big fish: a novel of mythic proportions" by Daniel Wallace.

Rated PG-13 for a fight scene, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference.

In English with optional French language soundtrack ; optional subtitles in English and French.

Special features include: Tim Burton audio commentary ; three character features: "Edward Bloom at large" - take a look at the larger than life world of Edward Bloom, "Amos at the Circus" - Danny DeVito takes viewers through the Calloway Circus, "Fathers and sons" - examines the father and son dynamic ; four featurettes: "Tim Burton: storyteller", "A fairytale world" - the importance of fairytales and myths and how these elements were incorporated into the movie, "Creature features" - the magic of Stan Winston Studios, "The author's journey" - Daniel Wallace's story from page to screen ; Tim Burton trivia quiz.

Presented in a widescreen format which preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio (1.85:1).

William Bloom is a young man who never really knew his now dying father, Edward, outside of the tall tales his dad told him about growing up. During Edward's last days, William and his wife Josephine hold a bedside vigil next to the old man as he recollects elaborate memories of his youth. Still doubting the legends and folklore, William makes a journey to meet a mysterious woman from whom Edward had bought property.

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