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Magnificent Obsession

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Genres: Drama, Romance
Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead
Director: Douglas Sirk
Plot Synopsis:

Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson, in his breakthrough role) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town’s only resuscitator—at the very moment that a beloved local doctor has a heart attack and dies waiting for the lifesaving device. Thus begins one of Douglas Sirk’s most flamboyant master classes in melodrama, a delirious Technicolor mix of the sudsy and the spiritual in which Bob and the doctor’s widow, Helen (Jane Wyman), find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: August 20th, 2019
    Movie Release Year: 1954
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:108 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray, 2-Discs
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.00:1
    Audio Formats:English LPCM Mono
    Special Features:Audio commentary from 2008 featuring film scholar Thomas DohertyMagnificent Obsession, John M. Stahl’s 1935 adaptation of the same novel, newly restoredFrom UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk Remembers (1991), a documentary by German filmmaker Eckhart SchmidtInterviews from 2008 with filmmakers Allison Anders and Kathryn Bigelow, in which they pay tribute to SirkTheatrical trailerPLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien