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Something Wicked This Way Comes [DVD] [1983]

Release Date:08/03/2004
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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    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


    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

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