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Sybil [30th Anniversary Special-Edition] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1976]

  • SKU: 7784588
  • Release Date: 07/18/2006
  • Rating: NR
$19.99

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Retospective documentary: Examining Sybil
    • Sybil theraby session
    • The Paintings of Sybil
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Sybil
    The multiple award-winning made-for-TV movie Sybil was based on the book by Flora Rheta Schreiber. Sally Field won an Emmy for her portrayal of the title character, a substitute teacher in New York who has developed multiple personality disorder. As a coping mechanism to deal with the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother, Hattie (Martine Bartlett), Sybil created separate personalities: aggressive Peggy Lou, suicidal Mary, baby Sybil Ann, and several others. Joanne Woodward plays Dr. Cornelia Wilbur, the psychologist who diagnoses Sybil's condition and helps her to get over it. William Prince and Jane Hoffman play her father and stepmother, while Brad Davis appears as her would-be boyfriend Richard. Originally shown in 1976 as a two-part special on NBC for a total of almost four hours, but most home video versions have been edited down to two hours. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sally Field
      Sally Field - Sybil
    • Joanne Woodward
      Joanne Woodward - Dr. Wilbur
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      Martine Bartlett - Hattie
    • William Prince
      William Prince
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      Jane Hoffman - Frieda Dorsett



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Relatable

      Posted
      Great2bMe
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      This movie was obviously "Hollywoodized" making multiple personality disorder or, as it's called now, dissociative identity disorder look more extreme then it really is. Not a kid friendly movie, but great overall. This movie was remade in 2007 which is a lot different than this 1976 classic. I've been wanting to see this movie for a long time. Best Buy never let's me down with their selections and prices. They're my go to store for anything electronic. Sally Field played the role of Sybil very well. I would definitely recommend this movie, as long as people understand that not everyone with DID, formerly MPD is as extreme as shown in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A "Story" of Multiple Dissociation

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      qq23
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      This is a fine and enduring film, with Sally Field exuding a stellar performance as Sybil, a woman who copes with past trauma and ongoing adjustive demands by the defense of dissociation. The viewer is not only provided an opportunity to gain insight into the dynamics of dissociation but to "feel the residual effects," once removed, by watching. I showed this film in a graduate-level abnormal psychology class that I teach, with many students emotionally-impacted, ultimately increasing their empathic understanding of patients who cope by dissociation.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great made-for-TV movie

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      AvidViewer
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      Heartbreaking tale of mental illness based on the book. Uncut over three hour TV movie that doesn't seem too long to watch due to its engaging story. Sally Fields received an Emmy for her starring role as a woman with multiple personality disorder.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      awesome

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      chewysmom
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      Great movie would definitely recommend! Sally Fields and JoAnne Woodard are great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good movie

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      Filmguru
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      This is a very good movie from television! Back when they made them good!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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