Forrest Gump (Blu-ray)

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Product Details

Barcode
5051368249131
Department
Movies & TV
Released
29 Apr 2013
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Drama
Region
Region B
Studio
Paramount Pictures
Age Restriction
13 LV
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Forrest Gump
Release Year
1994
Running Time
141 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Blockbuster / Character Study / Essential Cinema / Heartwarming / History / Mental Illness / Nostalgic / Recommended / Tear Jerker / Theatrical Release / Wise Fools
Synopsis
The title character leads viewers through an accidental travelogue of American social history from the early 1960s through the present in this revisionist fable. Vietnam, desegregation, Watergate, and more are presented from the perspective of Tom Hanks's loveably slow-witted Forrest Gump as he finds himself embroiled in situations he can't quite comprehend. Hanks leads an excellent cast, featuring Robin Wright Penn as Jenny, Forrest's lifelong love; Gary Sinise as the irascible Lt. Dan, his Vietnam superior; Mykelti Williamson as Bubba, a shrimp-loving soldier; and Sally Fields as his devoted mother. Robert Zemeckis's emotional, heartwarming film garnered 13 Academy Award nominations and six wins, including Best Picture, Director, Actor--Tom Hanks, and Adapted Screenplay.
Notes
Theatrical release: July 6, 1994.

FORREST GUMP made more than $325 million at the domestic box office and more than $675 million worldwide.

The famous, oft-quoted line said by Forrest Gump in the film: "Life is like a box of chocolates," is a total reworking of the original line in the novel which reads: "Let me say this: bein' an idiot is no box of chocolates."

"To make Sinise appear to be a double amputee, the filmmakers relied on a combination of computer artistry, a trick wheelchair that hid Sinise's legs from the knees down and a limber actor... Sinise did suffer a minor leg injury while making 'Gump,' ironically during a scene in which Forrest (Tom Hanks) carries him out of the Vietnam jungle. 'My inner thigh kept bouncing on his shoulder. It was like taking a jackhammer to it,' says Sinise. 'I developed a huge contusion and couldn't bend my leg to get into the wheelchair.'" -- USA TODAY, July 7, 1994
Cast & Crew
Director
Robert Zemeckis
Star
Tom Hanks / Robin Wright / David Brisbin / Sally Field / Haley Joel Osment / Gary Sinise / Mykelti Williamson
Screenwriter
Eric Roth
Composer
Alan Silvestri
Editor
Arthur Schmidt
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"FORREST GUMP is beautifully paced, with a surprising amount of time dedicated to the characters just drinking in their surroundings..."
Noel Murray (18 Nov 2009, )
Chicago Sun-Times
"...A story rich in big laughs and quiet truths..."
Roger Ebert (6 Jul 1994, p.33)
Los Angeles Times
"...There is magic in FORREST GUMP..."
Kenneth Turan (6 Jul 1994, p.F1)
New York Times
"...An accomplished feat of cyber-cinema....Hanks's Forrest has an unerring sincerity and charm..."
Janet Maslin (6 Jul 1994, p.C9)
Rolling Stone
"FORREST GUMP is a movie heartbreaker of oddball wit and startling grace..."
Peter Travers (14 Jul 1994, p.98-9)
Sight and Sound
"...A strong sense of narrative coherence....Even more impressive is the use of special effects..."
Leslie Felperin (1 Oct 1994, p.41-2)

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Picture
Winner: 1994
Best Director
Winner: 1994 - Robert Zemeckis
Best Actor
Winner: 1994 - Tom Hanks
Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner: 1994 - Eric Roth

Customer Reviews

A must own for any Blu-ray collector

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The transfer on this disc is terrific, in fact the increased resolution brings some of the dated special effects into such clarity that the slight errors are more noticeable. The audio is equally well represented and with plenty of fantastic extras spread across two discs, Forrest Gump easily makes for one of the finest Blu-ray releases yet