Rosemary's Baby: Collector's Edition "The great horror movie without any horror in it" is production designer Richard Sylbert's apt description of Roman Polanski's creepily suggestive gothic about a pregnant… Rosemary's Baby: Collector's Edition "The great horror movie without any horror in it" is production designer Richard Sylbert's apt description of Roman Polanski's creepily suggestive gothic about a pregnant…
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Rosemary's Baby: Collector's Edition (2014)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Movie Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow; Distributor: Paramount Home Video

''The great horror movie without any horror in it'' is production designer Richard Sylbert's apt description of Roman Polanski's creepily suggestive gothic about a pregnant Manhattan bride (Mia Farrow) who suspects that everyone — her callow husband (John Cassavetes), her nosy neighbor (Ruth Gordon, bulldozing her way to an Oscar), even her obstetrician — is colluding to ensure that her child-to-be is touched by the devil. Using New York's famed apartment house the Dakota for all its cavernous shadowiness, and exploiting the 23-year-old Farrow's tremulous space-child vulnerability to underscore her terror and solitude, Polanski worked with an elegant restraint that less talented filmmakers have been trying to mimic ever since. The polished repackaging Rosemary's Baby: Collector's Edition includes interviews with Polanski, Sylbert, and producer Robert Evans as well as the trippy on-set featurette ''Mia and Roman.'' A-

Originally posted Oct 27, 2000 Published in issue #566 Oct 27, 2000 Order article reprints
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