My Giant

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Michael Lehmann directs Billy Crystal in the comedy My Giant, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers and production notes. This is a solid release from Warner Brothers that boasts excellent sound and picture quality.
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Billy Crystal, Kathleen Quinlan, Gheorghe Muresan, Joanna Pacula, Zane Carney 09/29/1998 DVD 1998 Run time: 103. BRAND NEW disc with ORIGINAL SEAL. No taxes or import duties ... are applicable. Shop with 100% confidence or money back. Read more Show Less

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Michael Lehmann directs Billy Crystal in the comedy My Giant, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers and production notes. This is a solid release from Warner Brothers that boasts excellent sound and picture quality.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Production notes; 6 theatrical trailers; Scene access; Subtitles: English & Français
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It's not often that an NBA basketball player, an acting novice chosen entirely for his gargantuan size, can be called the best thing in a movie. But Gheorghe Muresan, the 7'7" Romanian wonder, brings a real sweetness to the title character in My Giant, a manipulative film that both condemns and commits the sin of crassly making a buck on a freakish-looking human being. The film seems to have been conceived solely to play off the size incongruities between star Billy Crystal and Muresan, much like Ivan Reitman's Twins did with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. But even if the image of Muresan wedged into Crystal's convertible is a tad amusing, it's not sufficient material for a film. The behind-the-scenes humor of the world of agents is pretty low grade, although Steven Segal spoofs himself wickedly, coming off as a truly good sport. Crystal's family issues and Muresan's pursuit of an unattainable girl from his youth both are pretty sappy, but Muresan's childlike optimism does shine through, providing the movie with its few moments of soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/1998
  • UPC: 053939253528
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Crystal Sammy Kanin
Kathleen Quinlan Serena Kanin
Gheorghe Muresan Max
Joanna Pacula Lillianna
Zane Carney Nick Kanin
Rider Strong Justin Allen
Steven Seagal Himself
Harold Gould Milt
Doris Roberts Rose
Philip Sterling Uncle Nate
Heather Thomas Showgirl
Technical Credits
Michael Lehmann Director
Lynne Boyarsky Associate Producer
Don Coufal Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Coulter Cinematographer
Billy Crystal Original Story, Producer
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Kathe Klopp Set Decoration/Design
Pam Dixon Casting
Tom Reta Art Director
Rita Ryack Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Schindler Executive Producer
David Seltzer Original Story, Screenwriter
Steve Semel Editor
Marc Shaiman Score Composer
Mike Topoozian Asst. Director
Jeff Wexler Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Sammy's Life. [5:14]
2. Sorry. Good Luck. [3:46]
3. Didn't See It Coming. [1:07]
4. Carried To Heaven. [:57]
5. A Sign From God. [4:24]
6. Shakespeare Over Supper. [5:32]
7. Plans For Max. [3:43]
8. What Is Movies? [2:46]
9. Longing For Lillianna. [3:37]
10. Larger Tahn Life (Dirty Harry Clip). [3:00]
11. Seagal News. [3:58]
12. Vanquished. [4:26]
13. New York (I Got Plenty o' Nuttin') [1:41]
14. Eddie's Impressed. [2:05]
15. Feeling Important. [1:27]
16. Casa de Guilt. [2:36]
17. Enough Already. [1:08]
18. Geek Night. [3:24]
19. Now He'll Fight. [2:08]
20. Why Sammy Came. [2:57]
21. Holding The Phone. [4:12]
22. Perfect Take. [1:28]
23. The Bard of Vegas. [3:10]
24. He Loves Me. [1:46]
25. Max's Condition. [1:58]
26. What's Best. [2:39]
27. Magic Wand Needed. [2:58]
28. The Lady Is Unwilling. [3:22]
29. Lovers "Reunited." [7:15]
30. The Man Serena Married. [2:10]
31. Big Backend Star. [:48]
32. Home. [4:18]
33. Size Doesn't Matter. [:57]
34. End Credits [6:03]
Side #2 -- Fullscreen
0. Jump To A Scene
1. Sammy's Life. [5:14]
2. Sorry. Good Luck. [3:46]
3. Didn't See It Coming. [1:07]
4. Carried To Heaven. [:57]
5. A Sign From God. [4:24]
6. Shakespeare Over Supper. [5:32]
7. Plans For Max. [3:43]
8. What Is Movies? [2:46]
9. Longing For Lillianna. [3:37]
10. Larger Tahn Life (Dirty Harry Clip). [3:00]
11. Seagal News. [3:58]
12. Vanquished. [4:26]
13. New York (I Got Plenty o' Nuttin') [1:41]
14. Eddie's Impressed. [2:05]
15. Feeling Important. [1:27]
16. Casa de Guilt. [2:36]
17. Enough Already. [1:08]
18. Geek Night. [3:24]
19. Now He'll Fight. [2:08]
20. Why Sammy Came. [2:57]
21. Holding The Phone. [4:12]
22. Perfect Take. [1:28]
23. The Bard of Vegas. [3:10]
24. He Loves Me. [1:46]
25. Max's Condition. [1:58]
26. What's Best. [2:39]
27. Magic Wand Needed. [2:58]
28. The Lady Is Unwilling. [3:22]
29. Lovers "Reunited." [7:15]
30. The Man Serena Married. [2:10]
31. Big Backend Star. [:48]
32. Home. [4:18]
33. Size Doesn't Matter. [:57]
34. End Credits [6:03]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Widescreen
   Jump To A Scene
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew [Cast][Production Crew]
         Billy Crystal: Sammy
         Kathleen Quinlan: Serena
         Gheorghe Muresan: Max
         Joanna Pacula: Lilliana
         David Seltzer
         Michael Lehmann
      Genesis of the Story
      Finding a Giant
      Location
      Theatrical Trailer [Trailer]
   Select Languages
   Reel Recommendations
   Play Movie
Side #2 -- Fullscreen
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew [Cast][Production Crew]
         Billy Crystal: Sammy
         Kathleen Quinlan: Serena
         Gheorghe Muresan: Max
         Joanna Pacula: Lilliana
         David Seltzer
         Michael Lehmann
      Genesis of the Story
      Finding a Giant
      Location
      Theatrical Trailer [Trailer]
   Select Languages
   Reel Recommendations
   Play Movie
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nicole: Devoted Moviewatcher

    I loved this movie! You feel for Max, and you can't help but fall in love with him! There are no words that can express my true feelings for this film...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    tugs at your heartstrings

    billy crystal did a great job with this movie. it made me laugh, cry, and think!

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