Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, the author's beloved story The BFG comes to the big screen with the vision of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial).
Marking the first time Spielberg has teamed up with Walt Disney Studios, The BFG tells the story of an adventurous 10-year-old orphaned girl named Sophie who befriends a gentle giant (the "Big Friendly Giant") bullied by others of his kind for his relatively demure and diminutive nature. Together, the mismatched pair stand up for themselves to find their rightful places in the world.
The BFG stars newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie and Mark Rylance in a motion-capture performance as the titular character. The ensemble cast also features Jemaine Clement (Moana, TV's Flight of the Conchords), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3, The Prestige), Bill Hader (Inside Out), and Penelope Wilton (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel).
Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, The BFG includes the following bonus extras:
"Bringing 'The BFG' to Life" - Ruby Barnhill hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The BFG through various production stages, detailed through interviews with Roald Dahl's daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, the executive producers, and assorted members of the cast and crew.
"The Big Friendly Giant and Me" - An animated in-world short that tells the story of a young boy who previously befriended the BFG.
"Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG" - A tutorial on the colorful language of the giants.
"Giants 101" - A look at the motion-capture technology used in the film, hosted by performers Jemaine Clement and Bill Hader.
"Melissa Mathison: A Tribute" - A touching homage to screenwriter Melissa Mathison (1950-2015), whose work included such beloved classics as The Black Stallion and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
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