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    Unique ID Code: 0000005758
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 14/6/2000 19:13
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    Big Blue, The (UK)

    8 / 10
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    Danger... life... passion... runs deep
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 163 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    There is a place on our planet which is stranger than any other - the least known and most mysterious. It is a juncture not unlike outer space, where conventional notions of time and distance evaporate. It is a magical and dangerous place to which the human body, as well as the human spirt, must adapt. It is the only place where a man named Jacques Mayhol truly feels at home.

    It is the sea - "The Big Blue".

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Luc Besson

    Written By:

    Jean Reno
    Jean-Marc Barr
    Rosanna Arquette

    Casting By:
    Lissa Pillu
    Pat Orseth
    Celestia Fox
    Nathalie Cheron

    Soundtrack By:
    Eric Serra
    Bill Conti

    Director of Photography:
    Carlo Varini

    Olivier Mauffroy

    Costume Designer:
    Magali Guidasci

    Production Designer:
    Dan Weil

    Patrice Ledoux

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A majestic film. The atmosphere is eerie al the way through. The region 2 has french and english soundtrack. The film is over 160 minutes long ( this is the version longue after all ) -and I think the more the better ! This is one of my favourite films of all time. The picture quality is okay, not bad at all, but not significantly better than the laserdisc - still, I had to get it on DVD ! Couldn`t miss this one !! Alas, there are virtually no extras.
    posted by Roland Herrera on 17/6/2000 05:47
    8 / 10
    I have always rated this film, in fact its probably in there with my all time top ten. So i had to get it on DVD, and was not
    dissapointed. The film itself is pretty long but it does not matter for you are too engrossed to realise the time, with great performances by all the cast, you will laugh and possibly even cry! at this fascinating film. The video is beautiful with some great colours.The underwater scenes work well and are not too dark, but at the same time you get the feeling of depth, above the water, eveything is bright and loud. The soundtrack of this film is outstanding, with some lovely mellow, unwinding sounds, so i was expecting some quality on DVD and although all the great tunes and sound are there i found i had to pump up the volume a bit to get the valued effect, this may be down to me having bought the sountrack cd and expecting more, i dont know, but i did take my original DVD copy back to the shop i bought thinking it might be faulty but they replaced me with another copy which is exaclty the same. (must just be me) don`t let this put you off once you crank up the volume you will be in a different world for a few hours! Unfortunatly the extras on the big blue are zilch! just a trailer i`am affraid, which if you ask me is criminal for such a great movie. Overall the Big Blue is a great film with a great sountrack, which is a must for your collection, if only so you can escape your everyday life to a different world.
    posted by Andy Hall on 30/1/2001 12:13