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Mesmerized [DVD]

Jodie Foster , John Lithgow , Michael Laughlin    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Harry Andrews, Dan Shor
  • Directors: Michael Laughlin
  • Producers: Jodie Foster, Anthony I. Ginnane
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Pegasus
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Mar 2004
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001NIXNM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,325 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Set in New Zealand during the 1880s this film is based on the true story of an orphaned 18-year-old girl (Jodie Foster) who marries a much older man. However, he constantly abuses her and keeps her under his thumb until, using hypnotism, she kills him.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 28 May 2010
Format:DVD
Ok - so this was a cheap film, purchased because Jodie Foster was in it. - but the quality of the recording was on a par with a pirate dvd and the sound was out of synch with the film. As for the story content - very weak.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Should have guessed from the front cover.... 15 Feb 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Not a brilliant movie at all. Slow, ponderous and rather disappointing. The badly manip'd front cover should have given me a hint, but Jodie Foster and John Lithgow in the cast persuaded me to give it a try. However, this was rather more 'period' than 'drama'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars entertainment 28 Feb 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I had seen the a part of this film years ago and wanted to know the whole story.
The story is a sad one and I recommend it for those who are interested in acting.
Jodie Foster is great.
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5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed 26 July 2009
By S. Duty
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I thought the write up sounded good but can't say I will rush to watch it again as got a bit bored bith it
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Amazon.com: 2.9 out of 5 stars  25 reviews
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars SHOCKED THAT THIS FILM WAS EVER RELEASED IN THE FIRST PLACE. 25 Nov 2001
By Lawyeraau - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The premise for the film is intriguing. It is based upon the Victoria Thompson murder trial that took place in New Zealand during the late nineteenth century. Victoria is raised is some sort of orphanage from birth. At the age of seventeen, it is arranged for her to marry Mr. Thompson, a weird, older man whom she has never before met. She dutifully marries him, and when she comes of age goes to live with him in his home, which is run by his two creepy servants. Victoria soon discovers just how weird her husband really is. She ultimately takes the bull by the horns and finds herself standing trial for his murder by the time she is nineteen years old.
Jodie Foster places the role of Victoria Thompson, as if she were doing so under duress. She takes a character that is potentially sympathetic and makes her merely pathetic, leaving the viewer cold. John Lithgow fares somewhat better, as he does a credible job playing the weird Mr. Thompson, doing the best he can with the material with which he has to work. The film, unfortunately, is choppy and poorly edited, the story so muddled as to be nearly incomprehensible. The direction seems to be almost nonexistant, as it looks like it is every man for himself.
This film was originally released under the title, "Mesmerized". Word about the film must have traveled fast, as bad news so often does. When the DVD was released, it was retitled as "Shocked". The only thing shocking about this film is that it was ever released in the first place. It is a complete travesty.
The DVD itself has no meaningful special features of which to speak. The quality of the film is very poor, grainy and fuzzy. Even the cover art of the DVD has nothing to do with the film. It is simply a photograph of a contemporary Jodie Foster. All in all, this DVD is not worth buying. The only reason this film was not rated one star was due to John Lithgow's performance. If you are not a John Lithgow fan, deduct one star.
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Orginally titled Mesmerized 25 Nov 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This movie was orginally titled Mesmerized and was a 1984 movie. While I don't recall it being released in theatres, it is out on video and now DVD under the name Shocked. It is a strange twisting plot, but the acting of Foster and Lithgow is, as usually, very good.
All in all, though, I'd have to say it is not one of their best works, but if you are a fan of either, it is worth viewing.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beware! 1 Oct 2005
By Hoseman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I'd have to agree with the other viewer that I'm shocked as well this film was released on DVD. At least the price is in check with the quality, although in spite of this, I still don't it's worth it. I can't understand why a title such as this would be brought to DVD, when so many other quality movies have yet to be released on DVD. And speaking of quality, that's the biggest problem with this movie - it looks like it was recorded from a tv with 'rabbit ears' tuned to a distant station. Picture quality - grainy. I do give it 2 stars though (instead of one), because it's based on a true story, and John Lithgow does a fine acting job.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A LOVE TRANGLE OF PASSION AND MURDER 21 Sep 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
This Gothic melodrama features Jodie Foster as a naive young bride, and John Lithgow as her mysterious, voyeuristic husband.Victoria, an orphan with neither home nor money, suddenly wins the attentions of Oliver Thompson, a prosperous, older businessman. He weds her, but they continue to live apart while she remains in school. When Victoria does finally move into his home, she finds her husband has some strange habits -- including the desire to spy on her undressing, while never consummating the marriage.Increasingly uneasy and unhappy in this situation, Victoria unsuccessfully tries to escape -- only to find Oliver ready and waiting to bring her back home again.Now the desperate woman believes she has just one option left: to murder her husband...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not totally horrible... 25 Mar 2007
By Heather Cuoio - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I got this DVD at the Dollar Tree for $1 and so went in not expecting much from it. I was pleasantly suprised by it being better than I expected it to be... I like Jodie Foster, which is the reason I bought it and watched it. I think she did a good job for what she had to work with, which was a pretty dull script. The costuming and sets were all pretty top notch, as was most of the acting. John Lithgow, who played her husband, did a good job, in that he gave me the creeps. There was pretty good chemistry between she and her brother in law, making you believe they could be 'in love'. However, I only give it three stars because the editing was not so good, it jumped around too much and didn't explain very well... I am happy I've watched it, but I wouldn't pay more for it than I did.
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