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Forrest Gump 4K: 25th Anniversary Edition

Forrest Gump 4K: 25th Anniversary Edition

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 Actors: Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Robin Wright Penn
Director: Robert Zemeckis

ENGLISH: Dolby Atmos
ENGLISH: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
GERMAN: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
ITALIAN: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
JAPANESE: Dolby Digital 2.0
PORTUGUESE: Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles: English SDH, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
Region: Untested
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Number of Discs: 3 (Digital Copy)
Rating: R
Orig Release Date: 1994
Studio: Paramount
Release Date: 5/7/2019
Run Time: 142 Min.
Special Features:

Disc 1:

  • Two commentary tracks
  • Director Robert Zemeckis, Producer Steve Starkey, and Production Designer Rick Carter. Discussions include the purpose of the feather that begins the movie, Tom Hanks' performance and his comfort with the character, Forrest's character traits, casting additional roles, the film's visual style, molding the humor and working with archival footage, and even the film's aspect ratio.
  • Second commentary track features Producer Wendy Finerman. She discusses the uniqueness of seeing the world through Forrest's eyes and the movie's ability to perfectly showcase it. She also covers shooting locations, her favorite moments in the film, what helped Forrest's character get through his various trials and why he was an extraordinary character, and more.
  • Musical Signposts to History (1080p, 3:54) featuring Rock Journalist Ben Fong-Torres, Director Robert Zemeckis, and Music Supervisor Joel Sill discussing Forrest Gump's soundtrack and score and how the popular songs match up to the scenes they accompany. Also featured are Michelle Phillips from "The Mamas and the Papas," Roger McGuinn and David Crosby from "The Byrds," and Ray Manzarek from "The Doors." Once this introductory piece concludes, viewers will be prompted to choose a mode through which to view the film with the Musical Signposts feature. Modes include "Manual," "Auto," and "Selective." When activated, the film will stop and Ben Fong-Torres and others will discuss the music accompanying each particular scene.

Disc 2:

  • Greenbow Diary (1080p, 25:59), a piece that chronicles the production of the film from the perspective of a bystander. Viewers will be transported to the set to witness the construction of various shots, and the piece also features interview clips with the cast and crew discussing the scenes being filmed.
  • The Art of Screenplay Adaptation (1080p, 26:58) looks at the process of translating novel to screen and the process that was the creation of Forrest Gump, including the difficulty of the special effects, the films transition from Warner Brothers to Paramount, the many drafts of the screenplay, and more. The piece includes Forrest Gump author Winston Groom and others speaking on the process, from studios seeking to discover material not even on bookstore shelves to the process of adapting a screenplay from the novel, which may require changes to make the story work on-screen.
  • Getting Past the Impossible: 'Forrest Gump' and the Visual Effects Revolution (1080p, 27:04) feature that examines the creation of some of the film's visual effects. It chronicles Industrial Light & Magic's contributions to the film, offers a fascinating history of optical effects, and Forrest Gump's groundbreaking visuals that advanced the field considerably, with emphasis on several particular shots, including Forrest's meeting with John Kennedy, the removal of Lt. Dan's legs, and the Washington, D.C. segments.
  • Little Forrest (1080p, 14:48) looks at the casting and contributions of Actor Michael Conner Humphreys, including his voice that influenced Tom Hanks' performance. A now-adult Humphreys also recalls his experiences in working on the film.
  • An Evening with 'Forrest Gump' (1080p, 55:08) is a discussion with Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Eric Roth, and Robert Zemeckis discussing the film at the University of Southern California.
  • The Make-up of 'Forrest Gump' (480p, 8:03) looks at the contributions of Make Up Artist Dan Striepeke.
  • Through the Ears of 'Forrest Gump:' Sound Design (480p) features Sound Designer Randy Thom and looks at the process of creating the sound effects for several scenes:
    • Bike (2:29)
    • Crowds (1:43)
    • Vietnam (7:59)
    • Rain (2:00)
    • Ping Pong (1:23)
  • Building the World of 'Gump:' Production Design (480p, 7:18), a piece that looks at shooting locations and set design.
  • Seeing is Believing: The Visual Effects of 'Forrest Gump' (480p) features Visual Effects Supervisor Ken Ralston discussing the process of constructing several different shots (some of which did not make it into the final film):
    • Run Forrest Run (2:02)
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. (3:05)
    • George Wallace (2:22)
    • Vietnam (7:35)
    • Ping Pong with George Bush (1:26)
    • Lyndon B. Johnson (2:24)
    • Enhancing Reality (7:21)
    • Dick Cavett and John Lennon (2:14)
    • Richard Nixon (1:54)
  • Collection of screen tests (480p) for Michael Conner Humphreys & Hanna R. Hall, Robin Wright, and Haley Joel Osment.
  • Two trailers: "Theatrical" (1080p, 3:57) and "Remember" (1080p, 1:13).
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