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Dead of Winter [Blu-ray] [1987]

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  • Release Date: 01/10/2017
  • Rating: R

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

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    Dead of Winter
    Despite its relative failure at the box office, this is a worthwhile thriller from the director of Bonnie and Clyde. Mary Steenburgen stars as an actress, Katie McGovern, lured to the upstate New York cabin of crazy Dr. Joseph Lewis (Jan Rubes), a diabolical crippled shrink playing a blackmail game with the ruthless sister of a recently murdered woman, who happened to be a dead ringer for Katie. Lewis and his creepy assistant (Roddy McDowall) keep Katie captive, videotaping her and cutting off her finger to further their sordid plot, while she tries desperately to get away. As the title implies, Arthur Penn gets a lot of atmosphere out of the remote cabin and a raging blizzard, and the cast is terrific. It all falls apart eventually, but is quite gripping until the required histrionics in the silly final reel. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Mary Steenburgen
      Mary Steenburgen - Katie McGovern / Julie / Evelyn
    • Roddy McDowall
      Roddy McDowall - Mr. Murray
    • Jan Rubes
      Jan Rubes - Dr. Joseph Lewis
    • William Russ
      William Russ - Rob Sweeney
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      Mark Malone - Roland McGovern

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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent thriller with great plot twist

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      I have always been a fan of actress Mary Steenburgen ever since I saw her as Doc Browns love interest in Back to The Future III, due to her charming personality. I have since seen her in numerous films where she almost plays the same character but not in this one. I came across this one years ago at a video store and it was on sale. the title and plot sounded great and after watching it, i was beyond impressed with Steenburgen as an actress (the academy thought so too and awarded her an Oscar in 1980 for Melvin and Howard). The plot: a struggling actress Katie McGovern, auditions for a role in a movie, where the leading actress, who also resembles Katie, had a breakdown on set and they need a replacement. Katie gets the roll but as the movie goes along you realize, something is not quite right and there is no movie as Katie becomes kidnapped and a pawn for a devious blackmail scheme. Steenburgen plays 3 rolls, all completely different from the rest with a great suspensful ending! Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Near Perfect Thriller!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I saw this in an old full size theatre when it came out in 1987-my friend and I were the only two people in the theatre-I'll never forget being so involved in the atmosphere and plot of this film. It takes place in an old house in the middle of winter and boy, do you feel the cold. Very effective thriller with Great performances from all!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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