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The Extended Cut is a great extra to a already great 80's classic
17 December 2017
This is my first ever Tom Hanks film and I have never been disappointed by him as an actor. He may not have starred in classic after classic but his performances have always been strong and grounded.
I have owned Big on Video and DVD and thought to myself when first starting up my Blu-Ray collection whether I would need this film on HD as its not like there is anything within the film that demands the HD format. The Region 1 DVD served up an Extended Edition to which I had never seen and decided this would be the only reason to double dip. When it was announced that the UK would be getting a Blu-Ray release I looked straight for the Extended Edition and to my 80's geeky faced delight there it was announced as the very first extra on the disc.
Now it isn't my favourite cut of the movie. The theatrical cut still holds my number one spot but to see the extra 20 or minutes of extra footage included in the film is very interesting but slows the pace down of the original cut so for that reason the first will always be my favourite which is also included.
There are many other nice additions to the extras including commentaries, deleted scenes, and other featurettes to make this the definitive release you will only ever need.