The Big Chill (15th Anniversary Collector's Edition)

 
9780767818353: The Big Chill (15th Anniversary Collector's Edition)
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Celebrate good friends, classic music and ground-breaking moviemaking with the 15th Anniversary Collector's Edition of THE BIG CHILL! Experience the movie in digitally remastered picture and stereo sound from the original film elements. With a new featurette including up-to-date interviews with thecast and filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage and hilarious scenes never before shown, this definitive special edition will take you straight to the heart of the reunion that made film history. JoinKevin Kline, Glenn Close, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger, Mary Kay Place, Jobeth Williams and Meg Tilly as they reunite for the funeral of a college pal. During the weekend that follows, these friends compare their 60's ideas with the harsh reality of their lives in the 80's, and discover that in a cold world, you need your friends to keep you warm.

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Lawrence Kasdan's 1983 big-budget variation on John Sayles's The Return of the Secaucus Seven finds a cluster of old college radicals--who have since gone on to sundry professions and various degrees of materialism--reuniting over the death of a friend. Both playful and thoughtful, the film represents Kasdan (Body Heat) at his most astute. The attractive cast meshes perfectly into a group of characters for which a former closeness is out of synch with their current lives, yet their warmth is enviable and inviting. The script may be a bit too glib, with many one-liners, but it is still a perfectly designed story with telling irony and no little passion. --Tom Keogh

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