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Giant [DVD Boxset] [2 Disc Special Edition]

  • G
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The film was given a theatrical re-release in Fall of 1996 to celebrate its 40th anniversary. For the re-release, "Giant" was newly enhanced with the modern- ized version of the original Technicolor dye process which incorporates the latest film manufacturing and processing technology available. The technical crew also worked with George Stevens, Jr., the director's son, to recreate a sound- track that equals, and in some cases exceeds, the fidelity of the original release. The Warner Home Video VHS versions (Cat. #'s 14633, 36135, 14897) all come direct from the restored 1996 theatrical re-release. The videos also include one hour of rare related footage, featuring a 30-minute telecast of the New York premiere and a 5-minute featurette about the Hollywood premiere. In addition, there are 2 "Making of..." segments and a special introduction by George Stevens, Jr. The Collector's Box Set VHS version (Cat. #36135) also includes an all-new 72-page, 4-color book featuring reminiscences with the stars, archival data, and photographs never before published. And finally, the set also contains the 1985 documentary "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey," a 2-hour chronicle of George Stevens' life and career that is directed and narrated by George Stevens, Jr. The Warner Home Video VHS version (Cat. #14897) contains in addition only the documentary, "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey." Star James Dean died in a car accident during production. His scenes were completed with a stand-in. Film debut for actress Carroll Baker, who appeared in a bit part in the film "Easy to Love" in 1953. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Censors.

    Academy Awards Best Director 1956 George Stevens American director/producer, SWING TIME (1936), GIANT (1956)

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 70690

  • Credits
    Rock Hudson, Roy Scherer, Roy Fitzgerald, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Liz Taylor, Mercedes McCambridge, Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge, Chill Wills, Sal Mineo, Jane Withers, Carroll Baker, Caroll Baker, Dennis Hopper, Rod Taylor, Rodney Taylor, Judith Evelyn, Earl Holliman, Alexander Scourby, Paul Fix
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Marvel at James Dean and the still-vibrant performances of Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor....A true epic..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...It dazzles with late Golden Era star performances....A classic of its era..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Dean turns in a performance that shows what a gifted and influential actor we lost with his death..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...With improved color, sound and a letterboxed image, the Texas blockbuster that won George Stevens Sr. the Oscar for direction looks better than it ever has in a home viewing format..."
    USA Today

    "...[With] genuinely striking images of galloping horses, gushing oil, and drunken brawls in the liquor cellar..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[A] well-acted all-American epic..."
    Total Film

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