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Bigger Than Life (Criterion Collection) DVD
Bigger Than Life (Criterion Collection)

Bigger Than Life (Criterion Collection)

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Though ignored at the time of its release, Nicholas Ray's Bigger Than Life is now recognized as one of the great American films of the 1950s. When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father (James Mason, in one of his most indelible roles) is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot. This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family; that it came in the day of Father Knows Best makes it all the more shocking - and wildly entertaining.
Title: Bigger Than Life (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama
Starring: James Mason, Christopher Olsen, Walter Matthau, Barbara Rush, Robert Simon
Director: Nicholas Ray
Studio: Criterion Collection
Release Date: 3/23/2010
Original Year: 1956
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 715515054812
Item #: HVD002180

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