Something Wicked This Way Comes [DVD] [1983]

  • SKU: 6736428
  • Release Date: 08/03/2004
  • Rating: PG
Jack Clayton's Something Wicked This Way Comes, an adaptation of a work by Ray Bradbury, gets a second DVD release with this edition from Disney/Buena Vista. The movie is presented in both a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio and a less-than-thrilling standard full-frame transfer. English, French, and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this disc offers the best sound and picture quality yet for this cult favorite.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Origintal theatrical trailer
  • French and Spanish language tracks
  • French subtitles
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Something Wicked This Way Comes
After a carnival comes to Green Town, the good citizens are compelled to follow their deepest desires, caught under the spell of the malevolent Dr. Dark (Jonathan Pryce) who can grant those desires on one condition: that the grantees will forever join his freak show. Dr. Dark is after two young boys from the town in particular, while others in the town would certainly be easy marks. The sour-faced, older schoolteacher (Mary Grace Canfield) wants to be a seductive young woman, Ed the bartender (James Stacy) would like to regain his lost left arm and leg, and the librarian (Jason Robards) worries about a wasted life spent only in books. As Dr. Dark works his own brand of voodoo, the citizens and the two boys -- as well as the whole carnival itself -- approach a final reckoning. Something Wicked This Way Comes was based on a Ray Bradbury novel. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jason Robards, Jr.
    Jason Robards, Jr. - Charles Halloway
  • Jonathan Pryce
    Jonathan Pryce - Mr. Dark
  • Diane Ladd
    Diane Ladd - Mrs. Nightshade
  • Pam Grier
    Pam Grier - Dust Witch
  • Royal Dano
    Royal Dano - Tom Fury



Customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WICKED MOVIE!

    Posted
    ElectricsMan
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    This is a movie that I first saw when HBO was just making it's premium cable debut. Most of the famous stars we know today were in this movie. Pam Grier, Jason Robards and I can't remember the bad guy's name at this time---oh yeah, Jonathan Pryce! But the movie was spot on. My older brother and I really got into this movie. So, for the respect of others who have NOT seen this, I won't be a spoiler but you won't be disappointed in seeing this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent family and halloween film

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    RockinTimmy1
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    Jason Robards does an awesome performance in one of my favorite films about a two boys who discover a carnival destructive secret! Great film. it is a MUST!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent movie

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    bigshopper
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    This is a fine movie from a respected author. It is scary enough to be enjoyable, yet not as to scare children. All young people should see the movie and read the book.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cult Classic in some people's eyes

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    RG1982
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    For some reason my brother has always enjoyed this movie. Can't remember much of it but he wanted it as a gift for christmas. He still enjoys this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie!

    Posted
    kittenicole1313

    This is an awesome Movie! Kinda scary for a Disney film, but I love this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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