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Name: CRITERION COLLECTION
Number: CRRN3056BR

MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (2 DISC SET / 1954) (BLU-RAY)
Starring:  Paul Cavanagh, Otto Kruger, Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorehead, Gregg Palmer, Sara Shane, Judy Nugent
Directed By:  Douglas Sirk

Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson, in his breakthrough role) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town’s only resuscitator—at the very moment that a beloved local doctor has a heart attack and dies waiting for the lifesaving device. Thus begins one of Douglas Sirk’s most flamboyant master classes in melodrama, a delirious Technicolor mix of the sudsy and the spiritual in which Bob and the doctor’s widow, Helen (Jane Wyman), find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations.

SPECIAL FEATURES
High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Audio commentary from 2008 featuring film scholar Thomas Doherty
Magnificent Obsession, John M. Stahl’s 1935 adaptation of the same novel, newly restored
From UFA to Hollywood: Douglas Sirk Remembers (1991), a documentary by German filmmaker Eckhart Schmidt
Interviews from 2008 with filmmakers Allison Anders and Kathryn Bigelow, in which they pay tribute to Sirk
Theatrical trailer
PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien
Cover based on a theatrical poster

Run Time: 108 minutes
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.00:1
Language: English

  
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