Magnificent Obsession

Edition no. 457

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Licensor
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Directed by: Douglas Sirk
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.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 2.00:1
Audio: English 1.0 PCM Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 2 Discs |  BD-50
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Supplements

  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Thomas Doherty
  • Magnificent Obsession (1935, 102 minutes), a new digital transfer of John M. Stahl’s earlier version of the film
  • From UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk Remembers (1991, 82 minutes), a rare documentary by German filmmaker Eckhart Schmidt in which Douglas Sirk reflects upon his career
  • Video interviews with filmmakers Allison Anders and Kathryn Bigelow, in which they pay tribute to Sirk
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Essay by critic Geoffrey O'Brien

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