In 1994 moviegoers met a man named Forrest Gump whose story was both a deeply personal and affecting odyssey and a universal meditation on our times. Hailed as “magical” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) and filled with “startling grace” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), Forrest Gump became not only a global blockbuster, but a true cultural touchstone.
25 years later, Forrest Gump remains a treasured cinematic classic that is beloved and quoted the world over. Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. Alongside his mamma (Sally Field), his best friend Bubba (Mykelti Williamson), his commanding officer Lieutenant Dan (Gary Sinise), and his favorite girl Jenny (Robin Wright), Forrest has a ringside seat for the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written for the screen by Eric Roth (based on the novel by Winston Groom), Forrest Gump won six academy awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects.
A newly remastered version of Forrest Gump is now available in a two-disc Blu-ray. The set includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as over three hours of previously released bonus content detailing the creative efforts that went into making the enduring classic:
- Commentary by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Rick Carter
- Commentary by Wendy Finerman
- Musical Signposts to History
- Introduction by Ben Fong-Torres
- Greenbow Diary
- The Art of the Screenplay Adaptation
- Getting Past Impossible – Forrest Gump and the visual effects revolution
- Little Forest
- An Evening with Forrest Gump
- The Magic of Makeup
- Through the Ears of Forrest Gump – Sound Design
- Building the World of Gump – Production Design
- Seeing is Believing – The Visual Effects of Forrest Gump
- Screen Tests