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Misery

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An author recovers from an accident, nursed by a twisted fan. Directed by Rob Reiner. From the Stephen King novel. Best actress Oscar for Bates.

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Product Details

  • Actors: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Wendy Bowers, Thomas Brunelle, Lauren Bacall
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Restricted
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: September 9, 2014
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (772 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0792846443
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,070 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Misery" on IMDb

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By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 17, 2003
Format: DVD
Misery is an exceedingly good adaptation of the original novel by Stephen King. The novel features one of King's most tightly-wound, increasingly suspenseful tales, and this movie faithfully brings the novel to life on the big screen. Paul Sheldon, America's best selling writer, creator of Misery Chastain and chronicler of her romantic and human struggles and successes, has just finished writing a "serious" novel he hopes will give him the stature he desires. On his trip home with the manuscript, a fierce blizzard causes him to lose control of his car. Annie Wilkes, his number one fan, finds his car at the bottom of a hill, pulls Sheldon out of it, and takes him home to nurse back to health. As Sheldon begins to adjust to his new surroundings, he is increasingly bothered by his caregiver's erratic mood swings. He soon finds himself a virtual prisoner in her house, essentially unable to move with his two mangled legs. When Annie reads his brand new book, she is exceedingly unhappy with it. When she gets the newly published Misery Chastain novel and finds out that her beloved Misty is dead, she begins unleashing her fury on Sheldon and insisting he resurrect Misty in a new novel written especially for her. All this time, the small mountain town's husband-and-wife police force search for any sign of the missing author (albeit halfheartedly). Eventually, Sheldon realizes escape is something only he can achieve for himself.
James Caan is quite good as Paul Sheldon, but Kathy Bates simply is Annie Wilkes. Her performance as this complicated, mentally disturbed super-fan broods over this entire movie, making it the riveting thriller it is.
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Finally a special edition of Misery! This has been previously released on Region 2 DVD but this is the first official Region 1 release of the special edition. Kathy Bates won a much deserved Best Actress Oscar for her performance. This is one of Stephen King's best and while there are a few humorous moments most notably through Kathy's dialogue, the horror and suspense never fizzle in any way. This is one of the best horror/suspense pictures out there and should be in any fans collection for multiple viewings. Here are the special features:

DVD Features:

Region 1

Keep Case

Widescreen - 1.85

Audio:

Dolby Digital Surround - Spanish

Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French

Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional

Additional Release Material:

Audio Commentaries - 1. Rob Reiner - Director

2. William Goldman - Screenwriter

Featurettes - 1. "Misery Loves Company"

2. "Marc Shaiman's Musical Misery Tour"

3. "Diagnosing Annie Wilkes"

4. "Advice for the Stalked"

5. "Profile of a Stalker"

6. "Celebrity Stalkers"

7. "Anti-Stalking Laws"

Trailers - 1. Original Theatrical Trailer

2. Original Theatrical Teaser
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By Jay on October 12, 2007
Format: DVD
Misery is one of the best in the horror/suspense genre. I have to say I don't think I've seen a better movie that was based off of a book. Usually the book is so good and the movie is sub par, but this one is the exception.

The story begins as writer Paul Sheldon(James Cann)crashes in car while driving in a blizzard. He awakes from being unconscious to find himself in the home and care of a very obsessed fan(Kathy Bates). As he gets better he begins to realize his caretaker has no intention on letting him go anywhere.

Exceptional thriller which anyone would enjoy. I completely recommend Misery especially if you are a Steven King fan.
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Format: Blu-ray
This review is primarily for the blu-ray transfer and not so much the film itself. The transfer is acceptable, with a good level of detail, although this is offset by a high degree of film grain. Also, the colors are a bit washed out, including the darker tones. This detracts slightly from the suspense of the film--greater contrast generally suits the psychological thriller genre well. The quality of the visuals do not matter all that much, however, since most of the movie occurs in one room; there is not much in the way of scenic vistas or action. So if you already own this on DVD, it is not worth upgrading in my opinion. But if you do not already own it and find it for a good price (as I did), then it is worth it.

As far as the movie itself, I will simply say that Kathy Bates earned her Academy Award for this performance. Her character Annie Wilkes is deservedly listed as seventeenth on the all-time movie villain list by the American Film Institute. Very suspenseful. Parental warning: the movie does feature psychological suspense, scenes of violence, and some profanity. Viewer discretion is advised. Otherwise, I recommend this movie for a few good scares.

Additional Comment: This one-disc edition has no special features.
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The character of Annie Wilkes has got to be the psycho to end all psycho's in movie cinema. Mostly because she is self restrained most of the time, without going overboard, in regards to her "home sweet home" demeanor, while hiding a carefully guarded skeleton in her demented closet. The biggest tip offs to her unstability is, of course, her outrageous temper tantrums, and her incredible sense of possesion for the things "she loves."

It's unfortunate for the man she saves, has now become one of her most prized possesions, while he's healing himself in her home thinking help is on the way, but can't due to current snowstorms. She never makes the call.

And while he is waiting, she discovers an awful secret of his. The man, who happens to be an author of her favorite literary fictional female character, has come to terms by ending his writing career by killing the female character off in his final book.

And that's when hell, breaks loose!
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