Big Eden

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Overview

Thomas Bezucha's poignant Big Eden comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, deleted scenes with optional commentary, and trailers. This is a strong release from Wolfe Video that should help the film find a wider ...
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Overview

Thomas Bezucha's poignant Big Eden comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, deleted scenes with optional commentary, and trailers. This is a strong release from Wolfe Video that should help the film find a wider audience.
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Special Features

Two disc set featuring widescreen presentation; commentary by the director; a behind-the-scenes featurette; bonus footage; extended scenes; pictorial soundtrack; cast and crew interviews; recipes from the film.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Dave Kehr
Big Eden may be less a dream of finding perfect romance than a simpler, but somehow more touching, fantasy of simply being accepted.
Washington Post
An idyllic gay romance set in rural Montana, Big Eden echoes the mellow sensibilities of the TV series Northern Exposure: The humor is affectionate, the politics are liberal and the cowboys drink cappuccino. Rita Kempley
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2002
  • UPC: 754703761804
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Wolfe Video
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,113

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arye Gross Henry Hart
Eric Schweig Pike Dexter
Louise Fletcher GraceCornwell
George Coe Sam Hart
Nan Martin Widow Thayer
O'Neal Compton Jim Soams
Corinne Bohrer Anna Rudolph
Veanne Cox Mary Margaret Bishop
Technical Credits
Thomas Bezucha Director, Screenwriter
David Bloch Casting
Stephanie Carroll Production Designer
Jennifer Chaiken Producer
Christopher Hogan Sound Editor
Randall Lawson Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew London Editor
Jeanine Rohn Asst. Director
Brian Ross Musical Direction/Supervision
Rob Sweeney Cinematographer
Joe Warson Art Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Big Eden: Feature Film
1. New York [5:39]
2. Home [5:23]
3. Setting Things Up For Sam [11:19]
4. How Long Has It Been? [7:02]
5. Thanks, Jim [11:11]
6. To Each His Own [2:14]
7. Fourth Of July [9:27]
8. Is There Somethign You Want To Tell Me? [5:17]
9. Pike's Story [8:13]
10. Inviting Pike [4:07]
11. Dean Cooks [3:26]
12. Thanksgiving [11:48]
13. A Going Away Present [8:48]
14. I Never Told Him [10:15]
15. So Few Nice Surprises In Life [10:06]
16. End Titles [3:35]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Big Eden: Feature Film
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Director's Commentary
      Director's Commentary: On
      Director's Commentary: Off
   More From WolfeVideo
      It's In the Water
      Just One Time
      Rites Of Passage
      On One Sleeps
      Chutney Popcorn
      Broadway Damage
      Lilies
      Defying Gravity
Disc #2 -- Big Eden: Bonus Features
   Theatrical Trailer
   Deleted Scenes
      Commentary: On
      Commentary: Off
      Eligible Bachelors
      Chinese Tuna Casserole
      Hole In the Sweater
      Dean Asks Henry Out
      Rough Montage
      I Miss My Friend
      The Problem With That Guy
      The Tree House
      Returning the Plate
   Inspiration
   Actor's Take
   Production Challenges
   About the Music
   Hope
   Recipes
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply amazing. Hilarious, charming, pertinent.....AMAZING!

    "Big Eden" is just so wonderfully good. It has won so many Best Feature and Audience Awards at queer film festival awards, nation-wide, and it's because it's one of those stories that everyone gets. It's a tale of a talented gay artist in New York returning home to small-town Montana life, and finding "home." It's remarkably touching, and overwhelmingly hilarious. Henry has it made as an artist in New York. He has a spectacular loft, a loving and pregnant fag hag best friend, but he's lonely. So when he hears that his grandfather is dying, he returns to the quintessential and picturesque town of Big Eden, his northwest Montana home. Looking only to care for his ailing relative, he finds an over-the-top cast of loving town folks just aching to reel him in. From his first love (now settled with a wife and family), to an adorably shy and polite high school friend who wants more than just friendship, to the absolutely hilarious older woman of the town who is just filled with connections and gossip, Henry is reintroduced to more of a "home" than he ever remembered. We all know the story of returning home after years of change. And of rediscovering buried love of the past, and opening up to new possibliities. With some stellar performances, and some not-so-stellar, the cast comes together beautifully in this adorable love story. One of the best queer romantic drama/comedies I've ever seen. It's just precious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unbelievably touching

    i rented this movie first. i wasn't sure what to expect. i was afraid it would be campy. by the time i was finished with the film, i had both cried my eyes out, and laughed 'till my sides hurt. the story was so gentle and beautiful. i loved how the writer and director let personalities come out. like you genuinly got the feeling that these were people who grew up in a rural town, and might have been closed minded. nothing could have been further from the truth though. i LOVED this movie, and would recomend it to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Never Stereotypical

    I really enjoyed this movie. At the beginning I felt I was in for a pleasant, but somewhat familiar story with familiar characters. However, very quickly I realized that this was not the case. The characters were delightful, and never stereotypical, the love story was touching and funny, and the setting was definitley 'edenic'. This movie only improves with each viewing becasue you can pick up little lines and plot points you missed the 1st time around. I highly recommend this movie!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Warms The Heart!!

    Big Eden is simply one of the best FEEL GOOD movies ever made! The cast is wonderful, Each character is fun to watch. The story is universal and tender & touching!!! I have watched this movie over & over because it never fails to touch my heart & put a smile on my face!! ENJOY!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best gay love stories ever

    This is simply one of the sweetest, most well-written, well-acted, well-directed stories about love and family that I've ever seen. It just took over my whole heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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