Forrest Gump To Get Special One Week Release In IMAX
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.29.2014
For the 20th anniversary...
Coming Soon reports that IMAX Corporation, Paramount Picture and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced that Robert Zemeckis' Forrest Gump will get a special one-week IMAX re-release in time for the film's 20th anniversary. It will be digitally re-mastered and released by Paramount in the US starting September 5. It will also get a Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 30. It features a new collector-style package with "state-of-the-art sophisticated design."
Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President of IMAX Corp and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, said: "As a ground-breaking achievement in both cinematography and visual effects for its time, 'Forrest Gump' has become a modern American movie classic. We're thrilled to once again collaborate with our longtime friends and partners Bob Zemeckis, Tom Hanks and Paramount. This film deserves a platform like The IMAX Experience to help make its 20th anniversary one to remember."
Producer Wendy Finerman added: "On behalf of the entire 'Forrest Gump' family, it is with great pleasure and pride that we bring 'Forrest Gump' back to the big screen using the latest technology for the ultimate IMAX experience."
The film originally won six Academy Awards including Best Actor for Tom Hanks and Best Director for Zemeckis. The film also stars Robin Wright, Sally Field and Gary Sinise (who was nominated for playing Lt. Dan). It earned over $675 million worldwide with $330 million from domestic sales.
Here's a synopsis: Forrest Gump stars Hanks in the title role, a man who -- despite his sub-normal IQ -- led an extraordinary life, with a ringside seat to many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century.