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The Damed Sydow Rules,
This review is from: Needful Things [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This is one of my favorite films, not least because of the intelligence with which it is brought to the screen, and also I love Max von Sydow as, well, his character. Throughout the film he has a radiant menace which climaxes at the grim finale to reveal his malevolent nature. I really feel he enjoys playing this part; although he is the only actor to have played both God and the Devil. As a story, its predictable, simply because some of the things that occur simply have to happen, like the good sheriff standing up at the end to restore sanity, but this is forgotten when one sees the panache with which it is achieved.
I maintain this is an excellent King adaptation, one of the best indeed, well worth buying. The only problem is the blasted lack of a British DVD version; we want a Region 2 copy Dam it!