The Big Blue

The Big Blue

Director: Luc Besson Cast: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette
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The Big Blue 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic movie in its American version. The music that was redone by Bill Conti in the American version is half of the movie, absolutely exceptional! I find that the movie flows much better and the music infinitely better portrays the majesty, beauty and grandiosity of the big blue sea than in the original director's cut version. I would definitely like to see re-recordings of the American version of the Big Blue.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my wife's favorite movies. However, she saw it in Greece in the '90s, in its original, longer form (to which it has now been restored, I believe). We unwittingly rented the American version a few years ago and my wife was shocked and disappointed at how it had been changed, especially its ending. She couldn't stand Roseanne Arquette in the American version -- not sure how her performance had been changed in this version. I'm anxious to get the original for her so she can again enjoy the film she remembers. It's interesting that people are so divided on which version is better -- makes me think those American distributors know what they're doing! (even if they don't know my wife)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The expanded 168 minute version released in 1998 by director Luc Besson was WONDERFUL. Grab a comfortable seat, turn off the phone and GET LOST IN IT! Great story of a man's never ending love for the sea and one woman's stronger love to finely let him go to it....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never seen an ''expanded'', ''special'' or ''Director's Cut'' edition of a movie that I liked less than the original until I saw this movie. The soundtrack was changed from the original version, and this completely ruins the movie. Music put where there once was silence (to focus on the stark, b&w beauty of the film) and a type of music completely out of touch with the haunting, ethereal visuals in the film which were enhanced by the original score makes me want to return this DVD, which I may yet do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to go into all the details about why this film hit me so hard, but I'll tell a little. It's more than the cinematography, more than the acting and the clever dialogue. It's more about the impression this movie gives about lives that are so different than mine, the powerful experiences that are so far removed from the daily grind that the escape is captivating. It's about another world, but that world is somehow familiar. The struggles are common, but performed by uncommon people. It's amazing. See this film and change your perception.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just to say that the the very first sound track was written by Eric Serra, only than, when the movie came out in USA the music was changed into, what you call, new age music ..... in the real original version you can feel that Luc Besson and Eric Serra are big friends and the music realy fits the film in perfect harmony. It,s for this reason that Eric almost wrote all the sound-tracks of Luc,s films !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, let me set something straight: This is one of my favorite movies. That¿s why I¿m so offended with this new director¿s cut. They changed the end of the movie losing all the impact it used to have. They changed entire sequences making this new version an awfully long disconnected bunch of scenes that doesn¿t have a punch or an emotional hook to move anybody. Special mention goes to the new musical score. The original one (or the one released originally in America) was a great ethereal new age like soundtrack. This new score by Eric Serra is just wrong and mediocre. It sounds like a guy playing with his old 1988 synthesizer. If someone out there has an idea on how to get the original one please let us know!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Film. Finally you americans get the real deal, yet still you whine and prefer your cut down - mangled and made simple version. Stick to Besson's vision, or do you agree with the studio's when they say '' we'd better cut this down and re-score it cause the simple folk in the US won't understand it'' , Cause thats what happened!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a film I have seen many many times, and it is just as beautiful and witty each run. ''Jacques'' is a introverted soul who expresses himself best with the dolphins rather than with people. ''Bruno'', is the comic relief of a stereotypic Italian who loves his food, his women and his career. The cinematography is breathtaking and the storyline is captivating. All I can say is ''beautiful'' -- a wonderful film brought to us from the French in the English language.