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Changeling [DVD] [1979] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


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  • Actors: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh, John Colicos
  • Directors: Peter Medak
  • Writers: Diana Maddox, Russell Hunter, William Gray
  • Producers: Andrew G. Vajna, Garth H. Drabinsky, Joel B. Michaels, Mario Kassar
  • Format: Anamorphic, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Hbo Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Sep 2000
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0783116926
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,711 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Burjiz on 22 Jan 2004
Format: DVD
There's something about low-budget horror movies that have a greater impact than their Hollywood counterparts. I thought I'd seen every good horror movie on the market until a co-worker had me borrow this DVD. 1980's "The Changeling" is a quintessential low-budget vintage horror movie, done in that classic late-1970's style. George C. Scott is a widower who is walking wounded following the freakish death of his wife and child (without giving away details, the opening scene is a hair-raiser and sets the tone for the rest of the movie). He moves into a giant, towering mansion to work on his music and recover from his tragic loss. But a few moments later, weird things happen inside the house. Piano keys play by themselves. Voices start speaking. And loud, banging noises happen out of nowhere. Come to find out, the house is haunted by a child. The movie then pursues a murder mystery in which we discover the boy's identity and the history of the house. Unlike most thrillers, "The Changeling" doesn't have much gore, but it has enough intense and spooky moments to make this film earn an R rating. Instead of aiming for shock, this movie effectively works on the viewer's emotions and has a reasonably interesting plot. I wouldn't call it the scariest film ever made, but if you're into horror movies of the haunted house variety, then "The Changeling" should rank high on your list of DVDs to get.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By loveforfilms on 18 Jun 2011
Format: DVD
one of my mums favorite! so i watched this when i was a kid. a great horror! real good!. basic of it is a man who lost his wife and daughter in a accident buys a massive house and discovers its haunted! the bit where they have a seance is scary! hearing the ghost voice on tape! the banging alone is real scary. kinda sad when you find out the story of what happened to the ghost. a real classic horror and the changling is one you will not be dissapointed on! or ever forget!
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Andy Wasley on 6 Oct 2003
Format: DVD
This film is, quite simply, the scariest I have ever seen. As with the previous reviewer, I first saw it at the age of 11, and afterwards I couldn't sleep for days. Even now, having seen it many times, some scenes still take my breath away with sheer shock.
Its strength lies in the fact that it is not outlandishly gory or horrific, but it plays on the mind for ages before something terrifying actually happens. Even the most terrifying moments seem tame when you read about them; a ball dropping down a staircase, or a wheelchair rocking by itself sounds mundane, but when it happens in this film it will scare the hell out of you!
One thing that really sticks with me about this film - apart from the stunning performances from George C Scott and Trish van Devere - is the music. It lends so much power to the film, and it never intrudes upon the actual story; in fact, since the story is about a musician, it actually adds to the film in a unique and moving way. One tune in particular sticks in my mind, one that the main character spontaneously composes... but I won't tell any more.
A great film, sadly neglected, that deserves every star I've given it!
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63 of 70 people found the following review helpful By mr j e bonner on 3 Oct 2002
Format: DVD
I watched this film in 1983 at the tender age of eleven, i happend to record it by shear mistake, i was off school the next day and sat on my own to watch it.The first scene was set if remember correctly on a snowy hillside with George C Scott making a phone call in a phone box, and a car sitting outside with a lady and small child in it, a lorry then came into veiw and was seen sliding straight into the parked car.The film then moves on to George C Scott moving into a huge mansion which had not been lived in for a long time, and this is where the film really started to hook me, the strange bangings in the morning the strange piano noises.This all becomes a bit much for George C Scott (i have now remembered the name of his character Mr John Russell) who then makes his mind up to find where the banging is comming from and discovers this room at the top of the house which has not been entered for years, in this room he discovers a wheelchair and a music box, the music box plays a melody which was the same tune John Russell had composed himself the night before, haveing never heard it before and thinking he had just written it.Mr Russell then starts looking into the background of the house and soon discoevrs that the building is owned by a very wealthy and well known politician, who turns out not to be who he thinks he is, the film then has one of the best scenes i have ever seen, a seance in a huge room with some real strange going ons!!!! the end of the film still leaves u thinking and wishing the film would carry on!!!!. I am now 29 yrs of age and still to this day say "the changeling one of my most favs film of all time, i hope everyone who buys it enjoys it!!! George C Scott what a great man!!!!!!!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "johnnygee123" on 31 Oct 2003
Format: DVD
...and that's not an overstatement. Like one or two of the previous reviewers, I too saw this film in the early 80's and at an age of around 12-13. I remember watching it with a friend with the lights off. It petrified us! Then, around 1996 I was at a video fair and found an old VHS copy. I watched it with some buddies and told them about how it scared the living day lights out of me when I was younger and that it would probably be rubbish now. However, it was just as frightening! All four 25 year old lads sat scared stiff all the way through!
What really adds to the fear factor is the grainy, poor quality film stock it was shot on. That was probably due to lack of funds but it actually enhances the overall feel. The acting is first class, the direction spot on. This film deserves to be up there with the Omens and The Exorcists, but for whatever reason it remains one of the best kept secrets in horror movies. Go on, scare yourself silly!!
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