Deadly Blessing [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 20837969
  • Release Date: 01/22/2013
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary by Director Wes Craven
  • Interview with Actress Susan Buckner and Writers Glen M. Benest and Matthew Barr
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis


Deadly Blessing
Deadly Blessing, a disappointing effort from famed horror-film director Wes Craven, tells the story of a woman's fight against a religious cult which will not stop at murder. Martha (Maren Jensen) lives alone near a conservative, repressive religious cult led by Isaiah (Ernest Borgnine). Martha's husband was murdered under mysterious circumstances after he left the cult. Martha and her two visiting friends Vicky (Susan Buckner) and Lana (Sharon Stone) find themselves being pressured to live in the area and they begin having nightmares and accidents. Soon more murders begin, and the woman fear for their lives. Craven gets good performances from his cast and bases his plot on the interesting premise of persecution and retribution, but the unsatisfying and implausible ending ruins what suspense he has built. While on the whole, the film is a failure, it has outstanding cinematography by Robert Jessup and a beautiful score composed by James Horner. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Maren Jensen
    Maren Jensen - Martha
  • Susan Buckner
    Susan Buckner - Vicky
  • Sharon Stone
    Sharon Stone - Lana
  • Jeff East
    Jeff East - John Schmidt
  • Lisa Hartman
    Lisa Hartman - Faith



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent transfer of an 80's horror flick

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    BobbyB99
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    Deadly Blessing is a lesser-known horror film from Wes Craven, who also created the "Nightmare On Elm Street" and "Scream" series. This is an effective horror film starring Maren Jensen, Ernest Borgnine and Sharon Stone. Jensen portrays a recent widow whose husband (Howard Barr, from TV's "The Fall Guy") had left an Amish-like cult of religious farmers and who had been killed in his barn in an opening scene. Jensen is visited by two of her closest friends, who arrive to help her through the grief process. Horrific events soon follow, including creepy scenes with a spider and snake. Is the Incubus at work here, or is the evil being perpetrated by one of the cult worshipers? This Blu-Ray release from Shout factory features a decent HD transfer with original grain intact, and a acceptable DTS-Master Audio lossless soundtrack. It also includes audio commentary, a handful of HD interviews, theatrical trailer and some additional promotional material.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lost Classic Finally Available After 30 Years!

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    ROKKENHORSE
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    I first saw this at the theatres back in 1981. It scared the socks off me! It was released a year later for video rental only and was never produced for retail. I couldn't understand why, either. It has a stellar cast with Ernest Borgnine, Maren Jensen, Michael Berryman, and Sharon Stone. It was even directed by Wes Craven! You would think after his successes with Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream that somebody would look to make a buck off of his name? I tried many times to acquire the very rare VHS copies, but to no avail. I was very surprised to find it finally got released. The BluRay conversion looks spectacular and the pre-Dolby soundtrack was beefed up as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great old horror film

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    debs
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    I had seen this horror film years ago but could not remember the name. I found out the name on the internet and ordered it. Loved it as much as I did the first time. Had a lot of movie stars in it that you will recognize. I will watch it again. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool to have this on Blu-Ray!

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    Chad
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    Underrated Wes Craven film, officially available for the first time ever in America on DVD/Blu Ray (throw away those bootlegs) - with super picture quality, Wes Craven commentary, and cast interviews :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    snobird
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    This is a great movie to watch with some great iconic scenes in it as well including the ending. Scream Factory did a great job once again on this one and has lots of extra features as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Any Craven fan would Love it

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    appleslapscoco
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    It may not have much star power but it's a great low budget exploit flick that packs a punch!Craven fans will love it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    old horror movie

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    johnydoe
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    Scream factory does another good job.A Wes Craven horror story brought to blu ray for the first time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camp cult horror

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    FrankMouse
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    If you want to see a very young Sharon Stone in a horror movie, then watch this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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