Rent Rosemary's Baby (1968)

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2h 11min
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Synopsis:
Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and Guy Woodhouse (John Cassavetes) are newlyweds, but Rosemary has no idea that her wedded bliss is about to come to a horrific end. Her husband's ambition as a struggling actor is about to plunge her into an abyss of terror like she has never known. In exchange for a taste of fame, Guy makes a deal with the devil that puts his wife and soul in jeopardy. When Rosemary becomes pregnant, her husband becomes odd, her neighbours (Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon) border on obsessive, and her normal life turns into a surreal nightmare. Slowly, she begins to realise that a seed of evil has been planted... and she is its host.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
William Castle
Voiced By:
Gail Bonney, Tony Curtis
Writers:
Ira Levin, Roman Polanski
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Classics, Horror, Thrillers
Awards:

1969 Oscar Best Supporting Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/11/2001
Run Time:
131 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Retrospective Interview
  • Making of Featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/10/2013
Run Time:
137 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby TrueHD 1.0, French Dolby Digital 1.0, German Dolby Digital 1.0, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (2) of Rosemary's Baby

Devil of a good movie - Rosemary's Baby review by AS

Spoiler Alert
29/08/2017

No hands coming through walls, no faces melting, no insects pouring out of ears, no hooded figures in the corner. But this is a very disturbing movie. Mia Farrow grows increasingly paranoid over the actions of her neighbours. Are they really just cosy elderly folk? Is she actually going nuts? This was the one that led the way, spawning a thousand rip-offs, send-ups and copies; some of them good, most of them rubbish. Polanski, as always, shows the art of subtle directing. Classic.

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Arthouse Horror (spoiler). - Rosemary's Baby review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
01/09/2021

The film that spawned a decade of horrors about the birth of an antichrist. It draws on the classic premise of psychological terror, that you can never be sure whether the horrific events are actually happening or if they are the dubious fantasies of a vulnerable, disintegrating mind.

Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and her husband Guy (John Cassavetes) move into an apartment intending to start a family. Guy begins to spend time with some elderly kooks living next door (Ruth Gordon and Sidney Blackmer) just as his struggling career as an actor starts to turn around. When Rosemary conceives, she begins to suspect/fantasise that the neighbours are satanists and her husband has sold them her reproductive capacity.

The film benefits from having a great director, with Roman Polanski making his American debut. His script is faithful to Ira Levin's novel (1967) which presents a problem as the first half of scene setting and exposition is very slow. But once the baby is on board, the film becomes suspenseful and psychologically twisted. There is a support cast of old Hollywood faces as the coven. You know Rosemary is in big trouble when even Ralph Bellamy is in league with the devil!

Cassavetes is terrifically oppressive as her ambitious, extraordinarily mercenary husband. Mia Farrow is well cast as the fragile, neurotic mum-to-be. In the end, we are probably persuaded to believe that this is happening and Rosemary has been raped by the anti-christ. Which makes it very dark indeed, particularly when she eventually shows interest in nurturing the demon baby.

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