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The BFG (2016)

Wednesday 28th September 2016

Steven Spielberg directs The BFG, the adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel starring Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant, released on DVD and Blu-ray on 21st November 2016 by Entertainment One.
Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Sam Mercer
Entertainment One
2 hours 57 minutes
21/11/2016

Two of the world's greatest storytellers - Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg - unite to bring Dahl's classic to life. Based on the beloved novel by the iconic British children's novelist, The BFG tells the exciting tale of a young orphaned girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the mysterious Giant (Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Steven Spielberg's The BFG receives its home entertainment release this November, available on Blu-ray and DVD on 21st November 2016, courtesy of Entertainment One.

The BFG follows a young girl named Sophie who lives in an orphanage in London. One night, Sophie sees a large, cloaked person in her bedroom window who takes her away to his homeland in Giant Country. There, he identifies himself as the Big Friendly Giant ('BFG'). Considered an outcast by his fellow children-eating giants, the BFG spends his nights sweeping the streets of London blowing bottled dreams into children's bedrooms and sustaining himself on a diet of 'snozzcumbers' - a foul tasting vegetable substitute to 'human beans'.

Despite his intimidating appearance, Sophie discovers that the BFG is a kind-hearted soul and they quickly become friends. The BFG shares with Sophie the wonders and secrets of Dream Country, but she soon finds herself in danger by the sudden arrival of several human bean gobbling giants. In order to stop the Giants tyranny, together they prepare a plan to appeal to the Queen of England for help.

Directed by three-time Academy Award winning director, Steven Spielberg (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park), The BFG stars Oscar-winning actor, Mark Rylance as the BFG (Bridge of Spies, The Other Boleyn Girl) and newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie. Penelope Wilton plays The Queen, Rebecca Hall as Mary, the Queen's maid, and Rafe Spall as her honourable servant. They are joined by Jemaine Clement and Bill Hader as two of the formidable giants.

  • Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG - A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in The BFG.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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