Blu-ray, DVD Release: Big: 25th Anniversary Edition

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 10, 2013
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $19.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Big movie scene

Tom Hanks (r.) and Robert Loggia display some heart and soul in Big.

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Larry Crowne) received his first Best Actor Academy Award Nomination for his turn as a 12-year-old man-child in the beloved comedy-drama fantasy Big, which gets the royal treatment in Big: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo.

The 1986 film, directed by Penny Marshall (A League of their Own), tells the tale of 12-year-old Josh Baskin, who declares he’s tired of being a kid. Wishing he was big, Josh wakes up the next day to discover that he’s an adult! Running away from home to New York City, Josh must hold down a job, please a new boss (Robert Loggia, Scarface), convince his best friend that he’s still himself, and figure out how to proceed with the a beautiful lady exec (Elizabeth Perkins, TV’s Weeds) who falls for him.

The 25th Anniversary edition offers virtually nothing in terms of bonus features that didn’t appear on the 2009 Blu-ray save for sound chip packaging that plays “Heart & Soul” when activated. Are you kidding? Nothing new except a sound chip?!

Anyway, here’s a list of the supplements (which, again, were on the earlier Blu-ray release):

  • Big Extended Cut (130 minutes versus the theatrical’s 105-minute cut)
  • Big Brainstorming Audio Documentary by Writers/Co-Producers Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
  • Deleted Scenes, Including 5 with Intros by Director Penny Marshall
  • Big Beginnings
  • Chemistry of a Classic
  • The Work of Play
  • Hollywood Backstories: Big
  • Carnival Party Newswrap


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.