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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Big' 25th Anniversary Edition

Some say this is Tom Hanks’ purest performance ever

Big 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (PG)

Movie: 4 out of 4 stars

Disc: 4 out of 4 stars

Tom Hanks received the first of his five Oscar nominations for his portrayal of the adult Josh, a kid who wishes he was big. Still possessing the mind of a child, Josh gets a job at a toy company and thanks to an infinite level of untainted wonderment, quickly becomes a rising corporate star. “Big” is arguably director Penny Marshall’s finest effort to date and — some say — Hanks’ purest performance ever. This new Blu-ray is a must own for every movie fan, period.

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.85:1/1080p), audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1, Stereo), French (Stereo), Spanish (Mono), subtitles: English and Spanish.

Special features:

• Gatefold slipcover case with audio (“Chopsticks”)

• Five featurettes

• Theatrical and extended cuts of the film

• Deleted scenes with director commentary

• Producers’ audio documentary

• Bonus DVD disc

Fox, $19.99