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The Fury [VHS]

4.0 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning, Amy Irving
  • Directors: Brian De Palma
  • Writers: John Farris
  • Producers: Frank Yablans, Jack B. Bernstein, Ron Preissman
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: CBS Fox
  • VHS Release Date: 1 Oct. 1999
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CJ3F
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 327,481 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Brian De Palma directs this horror starring Kirk Douglas as Peter Sandza, a Secret Service agent whose son Robin (Andrew Stevens) has psychic powers. Whilst Sandza is holidaying with Robin and fellow agent Childress (John Cassavetes) they are attacked by what seems to be a gang of terrorists and Robin is kidnapped. However, when Sandza discovers that the attack was masterminded by Childress, who wants to corrupt then sell Robin's powers, he enlists the help of another psychic (Amy Irving) to track his son down - but will they be too late?

Review

The Fury is killer kinema --Slant Magazine

Stylish entertainment, fast-paced, and acted with great energy --Robert Ebert

Stylish entertainment, fast-paced, and acted with great energy --Robert Ebert

Stylish entertainment, fast-paced, and acted with great energy --Robert Ebert

Stylish entertainment, fast-paced, and acted with great energy --Robert Ebert --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.

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By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Oct. 2015
Format: DVD
The Fury is directed by Brian De Palma and adapted to screenplay from his own novel by John Farris. It stars Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning, Amy Irving, Fiona Lewis and Andrew Stevens. Music is by John Williams and cinematography by Richard H. Kline.

De Palma once again indulges in the strange world of psychic abilities and telekinetic powers, with mixed results. On one hand it features strong performances, some masterful techniques by De Palma, a superb score by Williamms, and an ending fit to grace any horror film past or present. On the other it's exposition heavy, too draggy in the mid- section and much of the screenplay isn't narratively cohesive. Yet getting through the chores is worth it, the last third of film enters the realm of the weird and the bloody, gripping in texture and execution.

Far from perfect but when it hits its straps it soars. 7/10
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Brian de Palmers underrated classic gets the Arrow treatment.This film includes the best ever score from John Williams which is included as an isolated track.The 2K transfer is superb and the film looks better than when it was first released.The sondtrack includes both the original mono optical track and a DTS remaster of the 4 track magnetic track.The story without giving anything away is basically a fathers search for his "gifted" son who has been taken by a covert goverment agency.The screenplay is vastly different to the John Farris novel but was written by Farris himself.A strong cast lead by Kirk Douglas give good performances with a couple of exceptions.As always with a de Palma there are plot twists everywhere and the main villans demise is still one of the best in cinema history.
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Format: Blu-ray
Brian de Palma’s first big-budget film for a major studio, The Fury is at times another triumph of Kirk Douglas’ ego over promising material. Some sloppy storytelling doesn’t help, but any structural problems are easily forgotten thanks to Kirk’s tendency to take off as many clothes as he can as often as he can or to ham it up with demented glee when such overwrought material would probably be better served by something a bit more subdued. Inbetween outbursts there’s an intriguing mixture of conspiracy thriller, science fiction and horror as Douglas is left for dead by duplicitous partner John Cassavettes in a faked terrorist attack so he can spirit away Douglas’ son Andrew Stevens, whose psychic powers he wants to harness as a weapon. Naturally an Alpha Male like Kirk isn’t going to take this lying down and, evading Cassavettes’ killers, teams up with Amy Irving’s tormented fledgling psychic whose very touch can reopen every old wound you’ve ever had to track down the boy. But after a year of being alternately overindulged and pumped full of drugs, he’s not the all-American boy he once was…

As much a hybrid of styles as of genres, it’s a mixture of the flat and the atmospheric. There’s some sloppy storytelling and sequences shot so flatly they almost look like TV movies before the film kicks into life with a bravura setpiece like Irving’s slow motion escape from the psychic research centre that’s really a hothouse for potential human weapons or the grand guignol finale and its show-stopping epilogue.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
An under-rated de Palma thriller sandwiched between Carrie and furore inducing Dressed To Kill, this is a great film. Starring Kirk Douglas who's son is kidnapped by a government agency because of his psychic abilities (they want to train him up to be a 'weapon'), with Amy Irving as another psychic who eventually helps Douglas and John Cassavetes as a bag guy who has an explosive end.
Arrow Video have released a fine looking blu-ray with some great special features. A worthy addition to any film fans collection, and a must for de Palma fans.
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By Adrian Drew TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Nov. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Don't expect hi-def wonders from this solid transfer that faithfully captures the look of this interesting follow up to "Carrie" which would have benefitted from better plot development, more visual bravura (the fairground sequence is regarded by most critics as botched) and Kirk Douglas keeping his clothes on! (That man's fascination with taking his clothes off is worrying - see the Sci-fi movie "Saturn 13" if you don't believe me.) Yes "The Fury" has some good elements and in general excellent performances, but its strange mix of comedy, action and ultimate horror, rather jars. With neither the economy of the classic "Carrie" nor the operatic spectacle of "Dressed to Kill", "Last Embrace" or "Obsession" - "The Fury" is a curate's egg - good in parts but far from totally satisfying meal.
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Format: Blu-ray
Arrow's brand new Blu-ray restoration and transfer of The Fury - from the camera negative - is impeccable. The soundtrack, featuring a wonderful John Williams score, is also handsomely presented. All this wedded to a clutch of genuinely interesting and informative supplemental features means that this is simply the best home video presentation of Brian De Palma's thriller to be found anywhere in the world - fans should not hesitate to buy. Bravo Arrow...
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