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The Dark Half [Blu-ray] [English] [1991]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director George A. Romero
  • The Sparrows Are Flying Again: The making of "The Dark Half" - an all-new retrospective with George A. Romero, special make-up effects creators Everett Burrell and John Vulich, Visual Effects Supervisor Kevin Kutchaver, actor Robert Joy, Editor Pasquale Buba
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Vintage epk
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spot
  • Original storyboards

Synopsis

The Dark Half
Marking the first collaboration between horror legends George A. Romero and Stephen King since 1982's Creepshow, this moody, atmospheric adaptation of King's novel was actually completed in 1991, but the highly-publicized bankruptcy of its distributor Orion Pictures in that same year nearly doomed The Dark Half to distribution limbo. King's story revolves around successful author Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton), whose popularity on the college circuit owes a great deal to the financial success of a series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of "George Stark." When he decides to cast aside his disreputable alter-ego by "killing" Stark off in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his pulp novels, which are discovered to be the work of Stark himself (also played by Hutton). Looking like a maniacal white-trash version of his counterpart, Stark is not so willing to quit the writing game -- even if it means coming after Thad's wife (Amy Madigan) and their baby. It's only a matter of time before suspicions turn to Thad, who is the only one who knows the real origins of his hideous twin. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Timothy Hutton
    Timothy Hutton - Thad Beaumont
  • Amy Madigan
    Amy Madigan - Liz Beaumont
  • Michael Rooker
    Michael Rooker - Sheriff Alan Pangborn
  • Julie Harris
    Julie Harris - Reggie DeLesseps
  • Robert Joy
    Robert Joy - Fred Clawson
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