The BFG (US - DVD R1 | BD RA)
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Released: 6th December 2016
Disney and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Walden Media, have announced the Blu-ray Combo Pack (BD/DVD/Digital HD) and DVD release of Steven Spielberg's
Blu-ray Combo Pack extras will include:
- Bringing “The BFG” to Life – Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of The BFG. This behind-the-scenes documentary details the film’s progression through interviews with Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and numerous members of the talented cast and crew.
- The Big Friendly Giant and Me – Sophie wasn’t the first “bean” in Giant Country—many illustrations were created as if drawn by a little boy who was there long before Sophie. This charming, in-world short will bring the drawings to life with animation and narration, recounting the friendship and the dreams shared between the boy and the Big Friendly Giant.
- Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG – A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in The BFG.
- Giants 101 – Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introduce us to the loathsome giants in The BFG, along with movement choreographer/motion capture performer Terry Notary, who collaborated with the actors and Director Steven Spielberg prior to filming to develop their movements and character traits.
- Melissa Mathison: A Tribute – An homage to Melissa Mathison, the extraordinary, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of The BFG and E.T., whose talent and heart were as immense as the giants in The BFG
DVD extras will include:
- Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG
- Melissa Mathison: A Tribute
The press release claims that Digital and VOD versions will include John Williams: Scoring A Dream, a journey through the film’s concept art and memorable moments, interwoven with the sights and sounds of legendary composer John William’s scoring session. I'm not sure if it will be included with the BD Combo Pack, but assume it will.
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