Release Date: 4/27/2004 Original Release: 2003 Format: DVD Length: 125 minutes Rating:PG-13 (MPAA) Rating Reason: a fight scene, some images of nudity, and a suggestive reference UPC: 043396008373 Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainm
Dramas, Adventure, Fantasy, Theatrical Release, Small Towns, Fathers And Sons, Storytelling, Adventurers
Big Fish DVD Description
In Tim Burton's family film BIG FISH, a gifted storyteller named Edward Bloom (Albert Finney), who lives in a small town in Alabama, recounts tall tales of his wild worldly adventures. These are shown in flashback with Ewan McGregor playing the young Bloom. Wonderful special effects and vibrant colors that pop off the screen make this Burton film a much sunnier experience than his macabre gems EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and BEETLEJUICE. Yet his signature quirky artistry is unmistakable, and the movie benefits from crisp production values and a loveable, bizarre cast of characters.
Told through a series of vignettes, Bloom's stories involve a witch, a giant, a haunted forest, and yes, a big fish. A self-described small-town hero, Bloom explains how he left home at 18 determined to experience anything and everything life could dish out. He worked for the circus, took on daring assignments as a WWII soldier, and rambled across the country as a zany traveling salesman. Utterly unbelievable yet magical and delightful, Bloom's stories just don't translate to his son Will (Billy Crudup) who wants to know his dad's "true" life story. But little by little--through increasingly outlandish tales at which Will cannot resist smirking--the two begin to understand each other, and Bloom weaves his stories into their genealogical fabric.
Region 1 Keep Case Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 - French Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Additional Release Material: Trailers Audio Commentary: Tim Burton - Director Featurette: 1. EDWARD BLOOM AT LARGE 2. AMOS AT THE CIRCUS 3. FATHERS & SONS 4. TIM BURTON: THE STORYTELLER 5. A FAIRYTALE WORLD 6. CREATURE FEATURES 7. THE AUTHOR'S JOURNEY Interactive Features: THE FINER POINTS - A Trivia Quiz