Needful Things

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The sleepy town of Castle Rock is about to have a hell of a time in the thriller Needful Things. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and appears to be in only decent shape. Unfortunately, the transfer sports a good deal of grain and dirt, as well as muted colors and some edge enhancement. While the picture is good enough to watch, MGM could have spent a little more time cleaning up this print. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and sounds pleasant enough. While directional...
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The sleepy town of Castle Rock is about to have a hell of a time in the thriller Needful Things. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and appears to be in only decent shape. Unfortunately, the transfer sports a good deal of grain and dirt, as well as muted colors and some edge enhancement. While the picture is good enough to watch, MGM could have spent a little more time cleaning up this print. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and sounds pleasant enough. While directional effects are generally absent, the track does kick in when composer Patrick Doyle's lush music score swells. The bulk of this mix is clear of any excessive hiss or distortion. Also included on this DVD are subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The only extra feature available on this disc is a theatrical trailer for the film.
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Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer; ; English: Stereo surround; ; English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2002
  • UPC: 027616867766
  • Original Release: 1993
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Max von Sydow Leland Gaunt
Ed Harris Sheriff Alan Pangborn
Bonnie Bedelia Polly Chambers
Amanda Plummer Nettie Cobb
J.T. Walsh Danforth Keeton III
Ray McKinnon Deputy Norris Ridgewick
Duncan Fraser Hugh Priest
Valri Bromfield Wilma Jerzyk
Shane Meier Brian Rusk
Stuart Aikins
Mary Gail Artz
Barbara Cohen
Lochlyn Munro John LaPointe
Don S. Davis Reverend Rose
Campbell Lane Frank Jewett
Eric Schneider Henry Beaufort
Frank C. Turner Pete Jerzyk
Gillian Barber Myrtle Keeton
Deborah Wakeham Myra
Tamsin Kelsey Sheila Ratcliff
Bill Croft Andy Clutterbuck
D.J. Jackson Eddie Warburton
Gary Paller George Cobb
Sarah Sawatsky 14 Year Old Girl
Robert Easton Lester Pratt
Melvin Allen Baseball Announcer
William Morgan Sheppard Father Meehan
Lisa Blount Cora Rusk
Technical Credits
Fraser C. Heston Director
Stuart Aikins Casting
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Eric Batut Musical Direction/Supervision
Anthony Brand Asst. Director
Barbara Cohen Casting
Lawrence Cohen Screenwriter
Sandy Cooper Makeup
Jack Cummins Producer
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre Set Decoration/Design
Sheila Haley Art Director
Douglas Higgins Production Designer
Rob Kobrin Editor
Gordon Mark Associate Producer
Gary Paller Special Effects
Monique Prudhomme Costumes/Costume Designer
W.D. Richter Screenwriter
Tony Westman Cinematographer
Peter Yates Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/New Store [:09]
2. Agreement [4:46]
3. Strained Relations [9:42]
4. Threats [11:21]
5. Hot Business [5:08]
6. Bad Bets [7:50]
7. Evil Puppets [8:25]
8. Knife Fight [6:38]
9. Puppeteer [2:31]
10. People Kill People [3:24]
11. Belly of the Beast [7:49]
12. Bad Buster [8:35]
13. Devil's in Town [8:57]
14. Hell Breaks Loose [9:53]
15. Survivor [7:14]
16. End Credits [3:18]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
   Subtitles
      English
      Français
      Español
      Português
      None
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Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I lilked it

    This is a movie worth seeing for all Stephen King fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nothing compared to the full version

    I was very disappointed in this theatrical version that deletes more than an hour of great footage and storyline that truly makes the full-length version dramatically superior to this butchered version. I'm sure Mr. King was also disappointed in this "theatrical" version... which is why it didn't do well in theaters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A decent adaptation

    This was actually a good movie, which came as a shock to me. I've read every Stephen King book in the past four years, and seen a number of the movies, and my experience has not been good. More often than not, the story ends up getting mauled. I refer you to It and Cujo. Carrie was very good, but like Needful Things, seemed to be the exception rather than the rule. First off, Leland Gaunt is not Satan. He is clearly a Long-Time being ( if you've read Insomnia you'll at least have an inkling to what I mean), and quite a hardy one, at that, but he is not the prince of darkness. They omitted a few characters entirely from the book, but I think this worked out well for simplicity's sake. I also enjoyed the ending of the movie differently thant that of the book, the way Gaunt steps out of the fire and departs with an air of ' Well, if you're going to be THAT way, I'll just leave.' Several important elements were left out, like the spider-type inside Polly's locket, but this was compensated for by the EXCELLENT adaptation of the climactic knife-fight between Wilma Jerzyk and Nettie Cobb. I always pictured Brian a good deal younger, and the whole suicide thing could have made more sense if they had included his mother and brother, as their actions put more and more stress on him. Overall, an excellent movie, but read the book first, so you can point out all the foibles the filmmakers made.

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