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Rosemary`s Baby (UK)

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Certificate: 18
Running Time: 131 mins
Retail Price: £12.99
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Content Type: Movie

Possibly the best horror film ever made, this brilliant adaptation of Ira Levin's best-selling novel is the story of a loving young New York City couple who are expecting their first child. Like most first-time mothers, Rosemary (Mia Farrow) experiences confusion and fear. Her husband (John Cassavetes), an ambitious but unsuccessful actor, makes a pact with the devil that promises to send his career skyward. Director Roman Polanski elicits uniformly extraordinary performances from the all-star cast. Ruth Gordon won an Oscar® for her performance as an oversolicitous next-door neighbour in this classic chiller.

Special Features:
• Retrospective interviews with Roman Polanski, Robert Evans and Richard Sylbert
• Making of Rosemary's Baby Featurette

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Mono English
Dolby Digital Mono German

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Roman Polanski

Written By:

Mia Farrow
John Cassavetes
Ruth Gordon
Sidney Blackmer
Maurice Evans
Ralph Bellamy
Victoria Vetri
Patsy Kelly
Elisha Cook Jr.
Emmaline Henry
Charles Grodin
Hanna Landy
Phil Leeds

Soundtrack By:
Christopher Komeda

Music From:
Ludwig Van Beethoven

Director of Photography:
William A. Fraker

Bob Wyman
Sam O'Steen

Costume Designer:
Anthea Sylbert

Production Designer:
Richard Sylbert

Dona Holloway
William Castle

Paramount Home Entertainment

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7 / 10
This is the very first time I`ve seen this movie. And I must admit - it gave me the creeps. However, without ruining it for anyone who hasn`t seen it yet, I must admit that I was *extremely* disappointed by the lack of any "punch line" at its conclusion.
The video transfer is good, considering the movie`s age. There are no compression signs, but as you can expect from a movie 35 years old, the picture isn`t so sharp.
The DD 2.0 soundtrack is adequate. The mono soundtrack is played through both front speakers and it is very effective.
The menus are still and silent.
The extras include 2 short behind the scenes featurettes, which aren`t very interesting.
Bottom line - an otherwise perfect movie is ruined by one of the worst endings one could imagine. Still, you simply gotta watch it.
posted by Zvi Josef on 18/1/2002 18:13
9 / 10
Rosemary`s Baby is a movie that will never be repeated. This is not to subtract from a masterpiece of storytelling but the direction of hollywood. The blair witch project was praised for how it depicted the horror; nothing was shown. Rosemary`s Baby also uses the notion of leaving the horror to the audiences imagination. The movie focuses on the principle of witch craft through the eyes of rosemary.

I dont want to describe the film in any more detail. The story needs to be watched to fully understand its horror.

A masterpiece that needs to watched
posted by paul griffiths on 18/1/2002 18:42