Lawrence Kasdan

The Big Chill

The Big Chill

After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirtysomethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending the weekend together, reminiscing about their shared past as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties. Poignant and warmly humorous in equal measure, this baby boomer milestone made a star of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan and is perhaps the decade’s defining ensemble film, featuring memorable performances by Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams. And with its playlist of sixties rock and R&B hits, The Big Chill all but invented the consummately curated soundtrack.

Film Info

  • Lawrence Kasdan
  • United States
  • 1983
  • 105 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #720

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital film transfer, supervised by director of photography John Bailey and approved by director Lawrence Kasdan, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Kasdan
  • Reunion of cast and crew from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, including Kasdan and actors Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams
  • Documentary from 1998 on the making of the film
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by writer and filmmaker Lena Dunham and a 1983 piece by critic Harlan Jacobson
    New cover by Eric Skillman

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED EDITION:

  • New, restored 4K digital film transfer, supervised by director of photography John Bailey and approved by director Lawrence Kasdan, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate remastered 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Kasdan
  • Reunion of cast and crew from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, including Kasdan and actors Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams
  • Documentary from 1998 on the making of the film
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by writer and filmmaker Lena Dunham and a 1983 piece by critic Harlan Jacobson
    New cover by Eric Skillman
The Big Chill
Cast
Tom Berenger
Sam Weber
Glenn Close
Sarah Cooper
Jeff Goldblum
Michael Gold
William Hurt
Nick Carlton
Kevin Kline
Harold Cooper
Mary Kay Place
Meg Jones
Meg Tilly
Chloe
JoBeth Williams
Karen Bowens
Don Galloway
Richard Bowens
James Gillis
Minister
Ken Place
Peter, the cop
Jon Kasdan
Harold and Sarah’s son
Ira Stiltner
Running Dog driver
Jacob Kasdan
Autograph seeker
Muriel Moore
Alex’s mother
Meg Kasdan
Airline hostess
Patricia Gaul
Annie
Credits
Director
Lawrence Kasdan
Produced by
Michael Shamberg
Written by
Lawrence Kasdan
Written by
Barbara Benedek
Executive producers
Marcia Nasatir
Executive producers
Lawrence Kasdan
Director of photography
John Bailey
Production designer
Ida Random
Editor
Carol Littleton
Associate producer
Barrie Osborne
Casting by
Wally Nicita
Music consultant
Meg Kasdan

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