Big Fish & Begonia Blu-ray/DVD

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SKU: 826663183924

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About Big Fish & Begonia Blu-ray/DVD

Big Fish & Begonia is directed by Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang.

From ancient Chinese legends comes an exciting tale of myth and magic.

Under the ocean is a mystical race of beings that control the tide and the changing of the seasons. One of these beings, a restless young girl named Chun, wants to experience the human world, not simply observe it. When she turns sixteen, she is allowed to transform into a dolphin to explore the human world. However, the world is a dangerous place. Trapped in a vortex, she is nearly killed but saved at the last minute by a human boy, who drowns as a result. Consumed by guilt, Chun decides to go on an epic adventure to give the boy life again. As protector of his soul, Chun must defeat those who stand in her way, including her own family.

Special Features: Making-Of Documentary, the Short Film which inspired the Movie, Music Videos, and Theatrical Trailer

Spoken Languages: English, Mandarin

Details

  • Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Chinese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 105
  • Year Created: 2016
  • Release Date: 8/7/2018
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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Hauntingly mesmerizing and gorgeous.

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Probably the best way I can describe this breathtakingly lavish Chinese animated film (currently the biggest in its native country, with a production period of 12 years no less!) is that it's sort of a LITTLE MERMAID meets SPIRITED AWAY meets Chinese legends. Its story is occasionally murky, but the film unfolds like a dream, subtly seducing the viewer from one scene to the next. Messages of sacrifice, selfless love, and taking risks are all presented in ways that may come across as a little too glorifying, but BIG FISH AND BEGONIA has a deep, sincere heart which transcends such drawbacks. The film has at least two moments of brief scatological humor and a few nude scenes, but otherwise it isn't too violent. This is a gorgeous work of art that deserves to be seen.

A once-watch

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This film was cerainly beautiful, and somewhat reminiscent of a Miyazaki film, but it was kind of confusing at times, and has threads that feel like they didn't get resolved. I'm glad I saw it once, if only to satisfy my curiosity, but I doubt I'll take the time to watch it again. As a result, I mildy regret buying it.