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Rosemary's baby

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Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2000.  |  

Based on the novel by Ira Levin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.
Special features: Retrospective interviews with Roman Polanski, Robert Evans and Richard Sylbert ; "making of" featurette.
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs.
Bilingual packaging.

Screenplay, Roman Polanski ; producer, William Castle ; director, Roman Polanski.

Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes with Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans and Ralph Bellamy.

"Psychological terrorism and supernatural horror have rarely been dramatized as effectively as in this classic 1968 thriller, masterfully adapted and directed by Roman Polanski from the chilling novel by Ira Levin. Rosemary (Mia Farrow) is a young, trusting housewife in New York whose actor husband (John Cassavetes), unbeknownst to her, has literally made a deal with the devil. In the thrall of a witches' coven headquartered in their apartment building, the young husband arranges to have his wife impregnated by Satan in exchange for success in a Broadway play. To Rosemary, the pregnancy seems like a normal and happy one--that is, until she grows increasingly suspicious of her neighbors' evil influence. Polanski establishes this seemingly benevolent situation and then introduces each fiendish little detail with such unsettling subtlety that the film escalates to a palpable level of dread and paranoia. By the time Rosemary discovers that her infant son 'has his father's eyes'... well, let's just say the urge to scream along with her is unbearably intense! One of the few modern horror films that can claim to be genuinely terrifying, Rosemary's Baby is an unforgettable movie experience, guaranteed to send chills up your spine. --Jeff Shannon"--Amazon.com.

CHV Rating: 18A.

Home use only.

Includes English and French language tracks with optional English subtitles.
Closed-captioned.

Branch Call Number Location Status Due Date
Fleming DVD FIC Rosem DVD1342F Adult Fiction DVD Available -

Available copies

  • 2 copies at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Lincoln Public Libraries.

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

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Films for the hearing impaired.

Genre:

Horror films.
Supernatural films.
Psychological thriller films.
DVDs.


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