Magnificent obsession
    (2009)

    Fiction

    DVD

    Series:
    Call Numbers:
    DVD/DRAMA/MAGNIFICENT

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Details

PUBLISHED
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
EDITION
[2-disc special edition]
DESCRIPTION
2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
ISBN/ISSN
6312612988 CC1789D, 9781604651102, 1604651105, 715515034821
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

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Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from a rescue team. They have to use the town's only resuscitator. At that same moment the beloved, local doctor has a heart attack and dies while waiting for the life-saving device. When Bob learns about the doctor's secret - to give selflessley and in secret - he decides to give it a try. He alienates the doctor's widow, Helen, with whom Bob has now fallen in love. His persistence causes another tragedy, and he must remake his life

Based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas

Originally released as a motion picture in 1954

Booklet features a new essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien

Special features: New, restored, High-Definition digital transfer; audio commentary featuring film scholar Thomas Doherty; Magnificent obsession (1935, 102 min.): a new digital transfer of John M. Stahl's complete earlier version of the film; "Douglas Sirk: from UFA to Hollywood (1991): a rare 80-minute documentary by German filmmaker Eckhart Schmidt in which Sirk reflects upon his career; video interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Kathryn Bigelow, paying tribute to Sirk; theatrical trailer

Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, Milton Carruth ; original music, Frank Skinner

Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger, Gregg Palmer, Sara Shane, Paul Cavanagh, Judy Nugent

DVD, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 1.0 mono

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