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Willard [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [1971]

  • SKU: 5845155
  • Release Date: 05/16/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • New audio commentary with star Bruce Davison
    • Radio spot
    • Still gallery
    • TV spot
    • Theatrical trailer


    This film is based on the novel Ratman's Notebooks, by Stephen Gilbert. Bruce Davison is Willard Stiles, a 27-year-old mama's boy whose repressions are bottled up inside and come to the fore in his nervous nail-biting. As one character describes Willard, "Willard is basically an extrovert, but it's all inside." Willard and his possessive invalid mother, Henrietta (Elsa Lanchester), live in thrall to Al Martin (Ernest Borgnine), the man who took over a foundry business after the death of Willard's father. Willard inwardly seethes but mostly stays in his run-down mansion with his mother, making friends with the rats that infest the place -- he even names them, Ben and Socrates. However, when Henrietta dies, things change. Al, in a rage, kills one of Willard's pet rats. Not only that, but Al also fires Willard from his job at the foundry. Losing his patience, Willard meets with his rat friends to exact his revenge for a lifetime of humiliation and neurosis. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ernest Borgnine
      Ernest Borgnine - Al Martin
    • Elsa Lanchester
      Elsa Lanchester - Henrietta Stiles
    • Sondra Locke
      Sondra Locke - Joan
    • Michael Dante
      Michael Dante - Brandt
    • Image coming soon
      Jo Gilbert - Charlotte Stassen

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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


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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie is great. Willard is a young man with a lot of hardships and ends up making friends with the rats that inhabit his home. It's so easy to cheer for Willard and his furry friends in this movie. The acting is superb. This Scream Factory exclusive isn't chock full of extra stuff as they're known to do with many of their other releases. All we get is a 15 minute interview with people involved in the film. They did a great job of restoring this old out-of-print film though. Also, the blu ray doesn't come with a slip cover.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've waited 35 years for Willard to come out on DVD. I loved the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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