Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray Penny Marshall's comedy Big 25th Anniversary Edition (1988), starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, and Robert Loggia. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on December 10th.
Two-time Oscar Winner Tom Hanks received his first Best Actor Nomination for his disarming turn as a 12-year-old man-child in Penny Marshall's timeless, hilarious delight. Tired of being a kid, Josh Baskin wishes he was big. When he wakes up the next day, he's an adult! Now, Josh must hold down a job – and please a new boss (Loggia). Tougher still, he must convince his best friend that he's still himself, and explain to a beautiful woman (Perkins) who falls for him, that he's not. Soon, Josh just wants to be a kid again, but can he?
Big Brainstorming Audio Documentary by Writers/Co-Producers Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
Deleted Scenes, Including 5 with Intros by Director Penny Marshall
Chemistry of a Classic
The Work of Play
Hollywood Backstories: Big
Carnival Party Newswrap
Includes collectible sound chip (Heart & Soul) O-ring packaging and one of three exclusive "Zoltar" fortune teller cards.
Well, it would be nice to think that after 4-and-a-half years of continuous, region-locked availability in the US, Fox might make the new release, tweaked or not, available in the UK for the first time. But apparently, as usual, they're not. So that's yet another Fox title - currently more than fifty - never released here, the second largest domestic market in the world. Miserable swines...
What is the difference between this and the earlier release? No new featurettes?
If the inclusion of a dvd, a collectible sound chip (Heart & Soul) O-ring packaging and one of three exclusive "Zoltar" fortune teller cards makes this the 25th Anniversary Edition, Fox Home Entertainment must be in desperate need of cash!
There's no need for this repackaging. There are other Fox titles that deserve to be released on blu-ray or upgraded.