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The Baby

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An A-list director. A jaw-dropping storyline. And depraved depictions of suburban violence, 70s fashions and sick love. The result remains one of the most disturbing movies in Hollywood history.

Anjanette Comer (The Loved One) stars as an idealistic L.A. County social worker who investigates the case of Mrs. Wadsworth (former 50s starlet Ruth Roman of Strangers On A Train fame, her two buxom daughters, and son Baby, a mentally-disabled man who sleeps in a crib, eats in a high-chair, crawls, bawls and wears diapers.

But what secrets of unnatural attachment and sexual obsession are all of these women hiding?

Marianna Hill (The Godfather Part II) and Michael Pataki (Grave Of The Vampire) co-star in this psychotic stunner from director Ted Post (Magnum Force, Beneath The Planet Of The Apes), now fully restored from the original film negative.

Special Features:
  • Audio Interview With Director Ted Post
  • Audio Interview With Star David Mooney
  • Theatrical Trailer


Cancel your appointments, tell your folks you can't make it for dinner, tell the band you can't practice today, and find this movie. ---Dread Central

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Product Details

  • Actors: Anjanette Comer, Marianna Hill, Michael Pataki
  • Directors: Ted Post
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Korean
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Severin Films
  • DVD Release Date: June 28, 2011
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,291 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Brian J. Greene VINE VOICE on May 19, 2008
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This might be one of my all-time fave camp movies, and is also one that leaves me disturbed after watching it. Lovely Anjanette Comer is a social worker who seeks out the assignment of looking into a family of 3 women who are raising an adult man who still functions as a baby. Turns out the women - a violent mother and her two deranged daughters - don't seem to want the "baby" to learn how to walk and talk. At the same time, one of the sisters doesn't mind slipping into his crib at night . . . The mother is played by Ruth Roman, who played a beautiful and feminine socialite in Hitchcok's Strangers on a Train; here, she is a seedy, chain-smoking, trash-talking old gal in a role that could have been played by a latter-day Shelley Winters. One of the daughters has a hairstyle that looks like it could have been part of a horror movie get-up, and the other one is a characters who likes to punish her brother by shocking him with some kind of electric prod, and who will only let her boyfriend kiss her if he lets her hold a lighter flame to his hand first. So, yeah, a really sick family - and then there's the "baby," a grown man in a crib. When the movie gets really warped is when you realize that the one "sane" person here, the social worker, might actually be a little off herself, and seems to have some unusual interest in the "baby." This movie is a great campy romp that fans of warped cinema will enjoy, but don't blame me if you can't shake the creepiness of it out of your system for a while after watching.
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"The Baby" has been one of my favorite films of the '70s ever since I first saw it nearly 30 years ago back in the early days of VHS rentals. It is strange, perverse, hilarious, sickening and heartbreaking all at once, and really defies classification. Not quite a horror film, not quite exploitation, nor a full-fledged social drama, "The Baby" plays like a demented mix of ABC Afterschool Special with a touch of grindhouse cinema thrown in.

Ruth Roman is an indomitable force as Mrs. Wadsworth, a bitter, chain-smoking harridan who lives with her two grown daughters Germaine (Mariana Hill) and Alba (Suzanne Zenor). Together these three partake in the care and feeding of Baby--a twenty-something man who exists in an infantilized state, his world consisting of diapers, bottles and life in a playpen. Concerned social worker Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer) arrives on the scene to investigate and quickly becomes obsessed with giving Baby a chance to live up to his potential. Things escalate until the story becomes a struggle of wills between Ann and the Wadsworths over Baby's welfare, which results in kidnapping and murder!

The story may be somewhat slow-moving for those born after 1980 who are used to non-stop action and excessive editing in their films, but for those who appreciate "old-school" technique and character development, stick it out because the payoff is HUGE. I am somewhat jaded but even I didn't see the twist coming (I won't reveal it here and spoil it for first-timers).

The two lead actresses really play well off each other (the interview with director Ted Post found among the bonus features hints that Roman may have purposely caused some friction so that the tension between Ann and Mrs. W would be amplified onscreen) and the film transcends its limited budget.
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If you like your cinematic excursions laugh out loud, stark raving loony, bizarrorama howl at the moon weird, you might just find something to like with Ted Post's 1972 release "The Baby." This eerie little number is to cinema what Ed Gein is to psychopathology; it's the equivalent of dancing around on your property wearing a mask made out of bacon and singing Debbie Boone songs, or papering every wall in your house with pictures of Uncle Fester. Yes, "The Baby" is that offbeat, weird, whatever label you want to stick on it that translates as "strange." After watching the final credits roll, I pondered what I had just witnessed. The only explanation that seemed to fit is that Post and the other people associated with this film took the brown blotter at Woodstock. I think it is safe to say that this movie never had a chance of getting a coveted Oscar nomination or any other significant award. The only place that might see fit to recognize this film would be an insane asylum.
As "The Baby" starts, we learn that social worker Ann Gentry (Anjanette Comer) has decided to accept one of the strangest assignments of her career. She will begin visiting the Wadsworth residence a few times a week in order to monitor that family's treatment of their infant son. The clan consists of the husky voiced, chain-smoking mother (played with a nod and a wink by an aging Ruth Roman), two gorgeous yet snotty sisters named Alba and Germaine, and Baby. Nothing too odd here, except Baby is actually a full grown man who cannot speak, walk, or take care of himself. Baby spends most of his time in a playpen in the house or in a crib out on the lawn where he gurgles and gasps to himself and his family.
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