Big Fish
Columbia TriStar (2003)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
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IMDB   8.0
125 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Ewan McGregor Young Ed Bloom
Steve Buscemi Norther Winslow
Marion Cotillard Josephine
Billy Crudup Will Bloom
Albert Finney Senior Ed Bloom
Robert Guillaume Senior Dr. Bennett
Jessica Lange Senior Sandra Bloom
Alison Lohman Young Sandra Bloom
Matthew McGrory Karl
Helena Bonham Carter Jenny/The Witch
David Denman Don Price (Age 18-22)
Danny DeVito Amos Calloway
Tim Burton
Producer Bruce Cohen
Dan Jinks
Richard D. Zanuck
Arne Schmidt
Writer John August
Daniel Wallace
Cinematography Philippe Rousselot
Musician Danny Elfman

Will Bloom (Billy Crudup) never really believed his father’s outlandish stories. In fact he never really felt like his father (Albert Finney) was much of a man at all. While Will is practical and down-to-earth, his father seems to neglect his responsibilities and spend all his time on imaginary adventures. Will stopped speaking to his father three years ago and has very little respect for him. However, when his mother (Jessica Lange) asks him to please come to his dying father’s bedside, to try to reconcile and spend his last days together, he gets on a plane and goes, as a dutiful son. Much to Will’s chagrin, the dying father he encounters is unrepentant and continues to tell tall tales. However, as Will begins researching things to prove his father wrong, he finds more and more truth than he ever expected.
Edition Details
Release Date 4/27/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (16:9, Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned); French
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Tim Burton Audio Commentary The Character's Journey: Edward Bloom at Large - Take a look at the larger-than-life-world of Edward Bloom. Amos at the Circus - Danny Devito takes us through the Calloway Circus. Fathers and Sons - The cast and filmmakers share their thoughts on the Father and Son Dynamic. The Filmmakers' Path Tim Burton: Storyteller - a look at the director's process with great moments and insights on how Big Fish came to be. A Fairytale World - The importance of fairytales and myths and how these elements were incorporated into Big Fish. Creature Features - Explore the magic of Stan Winston Studios. The Author's Journey - Bringing "Big Fish" from the page to the screen. Author Daniel Wallace and Screenwriter John August discuss the origins and inspirations for Big Fish. The Finer Points - A Tim Burton Trivia Quiz