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Stephen King Collector's Set [DVD]

Rutanya Alda , Robert Joy , Rob Reiner , George A. Romero    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Rutanya Alda, Robert Joy, Christine Forrest, Royal Dano, Sissy Spacek
  • Directors: Rob Reiner, George A. Romero, Brian de Palma
  • Producers: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Jeffrey Stott, Declan Baldwin, Paul Monash
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Dec 2006
  • Run Time: 313 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000K9KVY6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,824 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Three horror films based on the works of popular author Stephen King. In 'Misery' (1990), sick of his 19th Century romantic heroine, Misery Chastain, novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) kills her off and writes a more personal, modern novel. When his car crashes in remote mountains he is saved by 'number one fan' Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who adores Misery and has even named her pig after her. As she nurses him back to health at her remote dwelling, he realises she is not just going to let him go. In 'The Dark Half' (1991), novelist Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) makes a healthy living writing pulp thrillers under the pseudonym George Stark, but is frustrated that his more literary endeavours continue to go unnoticed. Eventually he decides to dump Stark for good, but as soon as he does so, his friends and colleagues start to get picked off in grisly murder scenarios. Then, when the police discover Thad's fingerprints all over the crime scenes, the novelist realises that he has a dark side to his personality which is not going to be laid to rest easily. In 'Carrie' (1976), Carrie (Sissy Spacek) is a gawky, unloved teenager whose awakening sexuality is at odds with her puritanical mother's fanatical teachings. Physically abused at home and shunned at school, an unexpected Prom invitation seems to be Carrie's first chance at happiness. But when the Prom night ends in a vicious practical joke, Carrie's despair manifests itself in a fiery telekinetic revenge.

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James Caan Stephen King Collection - Misery/The Dark Half/Carrie

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Stephen King.... 8 May 2012
By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER
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There is no doubt that Stephen King has provided us with some of the best horror material in a generation, but he has also 'given' us an awful load of tripe, too.

You wouldn't have to have been a fan of horror to have come across the classic Carrie - a film so good that it spilled over into mainstream audiences and remains just that - a Classic. The vulnerable, naive Sissy Spacek who so cruelly gets humiliated, culminating in the ever-infamous Proms finale.

Or, the delicious but starting out subtle, 'Misery'? The Mother of all stalker movies and Kathy Bates giving one of the juiciest psycho performances of all time. The way that author James Caan meets her and ends up her prisoner is so authentically done, that it will make anyone wary of, well, everyone!

If there's a weak one, here, it's The Dark Half. Far more routine and humdrum in comparison to the others, but still decent enough, partly through cult horror director George A Romero's handling. Timothy Hutton initially seems a little too smooth and nice as the writer whose literary alter-ego takes on a life of its own, building to a rather overblown and gory climax.

The DVDs come in slimline plastic cases, inside an outer card case. It's nicely presented though it seems that aren't any extra features (at least listed on the box) but do come with subtitles in many European languages. All the films are certificate 18, so for adults only.

I bought the set as I wanted to own Misery and Carrie, as they're simply brilliant but also got the extra The Dark Half, too. For the price, excellent value and would make a good choice as a gift for the discerning horror fan.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two great films and one decent one. 10 Sep 2012
Format:DVD
A fine box set with some of the best Stephen King adaptations.
"Carrie" is of course a classic. Brian De Palma takes the source material and makes it better. One of very few King adaptations ever to do this.
"Misery" is another tour de force with fantastic performances from Kathy Bates and James Cann.
"The Dark Half" is a decent film based on one of the lesser titles from the King catalogue. George Romero gives us a decent, if workman like, adaptation but very watchable non the less.
No extras to speak of but still a decent set of films at this price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Xmas Present 4 Jan 2010
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I bought this for someone who likes horror, but not the type where the throat is ripped out and entrails are left all over the house. It was for someone whose job meant that he was not able to go to the cinema that often and not a TV watcher (hates adverts) and so I thought these three were a good boxset. 'Misery' being the claustrophobic type of horror. 'Carrie' being the slow build up and brilliant ending type of horror and 'The Dark Half' as a man disintegrating into his dark side. All three films with good stories, which remain watchable throughout and very good acting The presents recipient seemed very happy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I love Stephen King's shows! 28 Jan 2014
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I absolutely love Stephen King's shows. He has such a imaginative mind, and he leaves you hanging on at the end. The way he maneuver's the message throughout the show, but you never understand till the very end. You definitely have to watch the whole thing to understand the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BARGAIN 17 Nov 2013
By Sha Sha
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I've seen Misery and love it, so wanted to keep a copy of it to watch it again. This set comes with other best of Stephen King, I am sure I would like them too. Always found his stories are very good reference for rural places
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4.0 out of 5 stars value 27 Mar 2013
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i bought this box set for my daughter who is an avid stephen king reader and she has told that its good to read the book and then see the film, i cant really make to much comment on this box set having not seen any of the films myself only to say that i will buy more for my daughter in the future as she did enjoy them
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5.0 out of 5 stars A*****. 9 Mar 2013
By Sonya
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Very good A*****. Its always worth watching a movie made from one of his books. It is always well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stephen King. 24 Feb 2013
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Stephen King as always been good with most of the books turned into films,This one is actually good,Three film,s in the boxset,Nice design of the box it come,s with for the dvd,s,Worth the price you pay for the item.
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