Rosemary’s Baby Gets The Criterion Collection Treatment

Chris Savage

I’m pretty sure you guys are very familiar with The Criterion Collection, so you know when a film gets released by these guys you’re going to get a disc jam-packed with extras and treated with the up-most respect.

The latest film to hit the collection is Roman Polanski’s seminal 1968 flick Rosemary’s Baby, with the feature being released on both DVD and Blu-ray. Be on the look out for this one this October 30th.

To pre-order your copy on either Blu-ray or DVD, hit up the link HERE.

The disc is a director-approved special edition which features:

  • New high-definition digital restoration, approved by director Roman Polanski, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New interviews with Polanski, actor Mia Farrow, and producer Robert Evans
  • Komeda, Komeda, a feature-length documentary on the life and work of jazz musician and composer Krzysztof Komeda, who wrote the score for Rosemary’s Baby
  • 1997 radio interview with author Ira Levin from Leonard Lopate’s WNYC program New York and Company on the 1967 novel, the sequel, and the film
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park and Levin’s afterword for the 2003 New American Library edition of his novel, in which he discusses its and the film’s origins

Synopsis: “Terrifying and darkly comic, Rosemary’s Baby marked the Hollywood debut of Roman Polanski. This wildly entertaining nightmare, faithfully adapted from Ira Levin’s best seller, stars a revelatory Mia Farrow as a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her overfriendly elderly neighbors, played by Sidney Blackmer and an Oscar-winning Ruth Gordon, and self-involved husband (John Cassavetes) are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby. In the decades of occult cinema Polanski’s ungodly masterpiece has spawned, it’s never been outdone for sheer psychological terror.”

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      1. glanehar August 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

        One of the best things about Criterion Collection’s releases is the alternative cover art – This is just the original poster! I wish they would’ve stepped up their game on that one.