3 Reasons to Enjoy The BFG on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere #TheBFGBluray #TheBFG
Did you see “The BFG” when it opened in theaters? We did and LOVED it. Now you can enjoy this special friendship all over again when “The BFG,” releases on Dec. 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.
Note: I received product sample for review purpose. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.
Did you know that "The BFG” was the first-ever motion picture adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story? It was amazing to see certain scenes I read in the book, now come alive on screen. For fans of Dahl's book, the movie has so much for them to enjoy.
I received an advanced copy of the blu-ray and was so excited to watch the full movie again for some many reasons.
Here are 3 Reasons Families will enjoy “The BFG”
The touching story-line between The BFG and Sophie.
What an odd couple they make. At first you'd wondered how (and why) witty Sophie would befriend The BFG but after watching them learn about each other, you can see it.
They both have some quirks but also big hearts and they want to do good. It's this combo that leads to this amazing friendship. A nice lesson for kids (and some adults) that friendship can be made with anyone, when you least expect it.
The animated world of The BFG is so well done. From the first scenes of The BFG sneaking around town, to our first look into "Giant Country" and the Dream forest to the final scenes of The BFG and Sophie meeting the Queen.
It's all so magical in one way yet practical when it needs to be. Families will enjoy watching the world unfold all over again.
The Hilarious Giants
Besides The BFG, the other "Giant Country" guys are amazing to watch. Mainly for laughs. While they can be a bit scary, after watching The BFG and Sophie out wit them, the giants became more comic relief then anything. Kids will love having a chuckle during the "Giant Country" moments.
Along with these reason to enjoy full movie, there's also bonus features with more info into the world of The BFG.
Disney and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Walden Media, present the fantasy adventure film “The BFG,”.
Directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, the film reunites the director with his Oscar®-nominated collaborator on “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” Melissa Mathison, who adapted the children’s author’s timeless adventure for the big screen. “The BFG” is produced by Spielberg, p.g.a., Frank Marshall, p.g.a., and Sam Mercer, p.g.a., with Kathleen Kennedy, John Madden, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Michael Siegel serving as executive producers.
The film stars three-time Tony Award®, two-time Olivier Award and Oscar® winner Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant; newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, the orphan who befriends him and is swept into a world of rampaging giants; Penelope Wilton as The Queen; Jemaine Clement as Fleshlumpeater, the most fearsome giant from Giant Country; Rebecca Hall as Mary, The Queen’s handmaid; Rafe Spall as Mr. Tibbs, The Queen’s butler; and Bill Hader as Bloodbottler, another unruly giant from Giant Country.
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
- 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.”
- 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.
- Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG
- Melissa Mathison: A Tribute
The creative team is comprised of some of Spielberg’s longtime collaborators, including: two-time Oscar®-winning director of photography Janusz Kaminski; two-time Oscar-winning production designer Rick Carter; three time Oscar-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E.; and Oscar-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston, with legendary five-time Oscar winner John Williams composing his 24th score for a Spielberg-directed film.
Joining them is two-time Oscar® winner Robert Stromberg as production designer and four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri from Weta Digital, the visual effects company founded by Peter Jackson, as senior visual effects supervisor.
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