The Other Side of Midnight
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This 3-hour drama is as opulent as they come, filmed on gorgeous locations in at least 4 countries, and everyone is dressed to, umm, kill. The beautiful cast includes Marie-France Pisier (COUSIN/COUSINE, CHANEL SOLITAIRE) as Noelle, John Beck (SLEEPER, ROLLERBALL, and TV's FALCON CREST) as the pilot, and a very young Susan Sarandon (we all know her credits) as the pilot's wife, the eventual pawn in Noelle's murderous scheme. Another plus is Michel Legrand's sweeping musical score (with the composer himself on piano). Not to mention the R-rated sex scenes....
By 1977, romantic tearjerkers like this were already out of date, and TOSOM was a big flop at the box office. But its popularity has endured on TV, where new generations have discovered the sheer pleasure of its overwritten, overwrought, overacted, over-the-top dramatics. If you want to see a great film, go watch CITIZEN KANE or RASHOMON or THE TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS. But if you're in the mood for trashy fun, this is it. Nothing quite compares to a delicious slice of cheese. Enjoy!
Please, please release this film on DVD for the benefit of its many fans. It is long overdue. We've suffered for lo these many years with the monaural, pan-and-scan VHS tape, and that's no way to watch this sumptuously expensive soap opera.
Speaking of expensive--we're aware that this was the big flop you released in the summer of 1977 with many bells and whistles, while your other summer release that year, a little flick called STAR WARS, sneaked quietly into theaters and became a huge hit. We're also aware that a lot of A-List stars (Catherine Deneuve, Burt Reynolds, etc.) and directors (Robert Mulligan, Sidney Lumet, etc.) politely passed on the opportunity to be involved. But is that our fault? Certainly not! Don't take it out on us. We actually went out and saw the movie anyway! We're sorry you took a bath with it, but this is an excellent chance for you to make some of that money back, don't you think?
We, the worldwide OSM Fan Club, patiently await the availability of our favorite trash wallow in a decent, anamorphic widescreen, Dolby 5.1 Stereo DVD version. It is our right as taxpaying citizens and Trash Film Junkies. We would also like the original theatrical trailer, and perhaps a "Making Of" documentary, and maybe a running commentary track by Marie-France Pisier and Susan Sarandon--but let's not get piggy. We'll settle for a good print of the film itself.
You've just given us a new, souped-up DVD of VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (Thank you, thank you!), and now we raise our voices in our favorite chant: "We want our O-S-M!!!" In the sacred name of Sidney Sheldon, we beseech you to end our suffering. Thank you.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Susan Sarandon once said that the producers tried to turn a Sidney Sheldon novel into a Dostoevsky tragedy, and hence badly misfired. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Darren
SAWTHIS YEARS AGO IN A MOVIE THEATER LOVE IT SO GLAD TO HAVE IT ON DVD WAS A BIG HIT BACK THENPublished 2 months ago by DIANE S MCFEELY
"The Other Side Of Midnight"(1977) has plenty going for it as a collectible DVD. First of all the story is a fascinating character study of the extreme lengths a woman is... Read morePublished 3 months ago by couchpotato99
Yes. I remember this movie when I was in high school. Love it still.
The DVD is good quality.
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