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Magnificent Obsession: The Criterion Collection DVD

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Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson, in his breakthrough role) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town's only resuscitato - at the very moment that beloved local Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and dies waiting for the life-saving device. Thus begins one of Douglas Sirk's most flamboyant master classes in melodrama, a delirious Technicolor mix of the sudsy and the spiritual in which Bob and the doctor's widow, Helen (Jane Wyman), find themselves inextricably linked to one another amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations. For this release, Criterion also presents John M. Stahl's 1935 film version of the Lloyd C. Douglas novel, starring Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 108 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: January 20, 2009
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Disc 1:
    - Restored high-definition digital transfer
    - Audio commentary featuring film scholar Thomas Doherty
    - Video interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Kathryn Bigelow, in which they pay tribute to Douglas Sirk
    - Theatrical trailer

    Disc 2:
    - Magnificent Obsession (1935, 102 minutes), a new digital transfer of John M. Stahl's earlier version of the film
    - From UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk Remembers (1991, 82 minutes), a rare documentary by German filmmaker Eckhart Schmidt in which Sirk reflects on his career
    - PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien
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4.0

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By LuvMyDogs

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  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • Original

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    This movie was praised so many times by a dear friend, I figured I would just buy it myself and find out why she loved it so much. Now I know & I agree.

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    5.0

    Magnificent

    By Sunsetdawn

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          Just. The. BEST. I loved it the first time I saw it, and each time after. I enjoy watching these old films over and over to see what I can catch that I may have missed the first, second or even the fifth time I see it.
          The pairing of Jane W. and a young Rock Hudson is genius. Yes, you can tell he's "getting his feet wet" but we all have to at one time or another.

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          Dramatic

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            Love Rock Hudson. This movie is incredibly soapy in the best way, overdramatic, sappy music...again, just what I like - Bowl of popcorn, rainy day..Yep, it'll do.

             
            4.0

            Two great movies in one package!

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              This is a great package as you get two versions of the same movie. And both are great! It's not so much about the movie stars, or the setting. It's more about the message; about what's really important in life.

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