The Fury

Overview

Deadly mind power gets a different twist with director Brian De Palma's horror movie about a father (Kirk Douglas) and his search for his telekinetic son (Andrew Stevens). Fox has done an only passable job with this 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer. While some scenes during the film look nice, others seem grainy, dirty, or dark. This type of problem seems to fluctuate throughout the length of the film. While this transfer is certainly the best version of The Fury available to consumers, it is still vastly ...
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Overview

Deadly mind power gets a different twist with director Brian De Palma's horror movie about a father (Kirk Douglas) and his search for his telekinetic son (Andrew Stevens). Fox has done an only passable job with this 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer. While some scenes during the film look nice, others seem grainy, dirty, or dark. This type of problem seems to fluctuate throughout the length of the film. While this transfer is certainly the best version of The Fury available to consumers, it is still vastly disappointing. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 4.0, as well as English 2.0 Surround and French 1.0 Mono. The 4.0 mix is strong but does not show very aggressive directional qualities. Dialogue, music, and effects are all well mixed with no distortion present. English and Spanish subtitles are also included. Fox apparently decreed that this film didn't need a special edition, and as such, has only included a still gallery featuring some promotional materials, the original theatrical trailer for The Fury, and five bonus trailers for Alien, The Fly, David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly, Lake Placid, and the Richard Donner thriller The Omen. Fans of Brian De Palma may want to have this disc, but they may be frustrated at the lack of video quality and supplements.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
After the success of Carrie, Brian De Palma finally got a substantial budget, and he used it to stage even more elaborate and grisly special effects than in his previous thrillers. With a panoply of devices like quick cuts and superimposition, he chillingly yet stylishly reveals what Gillian sees as she connects with Robin's mind; nevertheless, as with Carrie, he saves the most horrific and flamboyant shocks for last. Though it had the effects and a bona fide star in Kirk Douglas, The Fury's moderate success was not quite on a par with horror blockbusters The Omen 1976 or The Exorcist 1973. Still, it slickly tapped into a post-Watergate mood, as operatives with unspecified government connections are the source of evil. But the gifted kids make them pay.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/4/2001
  • UPC: 024543013877
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 32:58:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,767

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Douglas Peter Sandza
John Cassavetes Childress
Carrie Snodgress Hester
Charles Durning Dr. Jim McKeever
Amy Irving Gillian Bellaver
Andrew Stevens Robin Sandza
Fiona Lewis Dr. Susan Charles
Carol Rossen Dr. Ellen Lindstrom
Rutanya Alda Kristen
Joyce Easton Katharine Bellaver
William Finley Raymond Dunwoodie
Jane Lambert Vivian Knuckells
Dennis Franz Bob
Michael O'Dwyer Marty
Mickey Gilbert Agent
Frank Yablans Goon on Radio
Patrick Billingsley Lander
Tom Blair Top Guy #1
J.P. Bumstead Greene
Jack Callahan DeMasi
Marshall Colt Technician
Joe Finnegan Man
Daryl Hannah Pam
Anthony Hawkins Chase #1 Shotgun
Laura Innes Jody
Stephen Johnson Technician
Harold C. Johnson Garbage Man
Harold Johsnon Garbage Man
Gordon Jump Nuckells
Bernie Kuby Nuckles
Sam Laws Blackfish
J. Patrick McNamara Robertson
Alice Nunn Mrs. Callahan
John Roche Drunk (Van Buren)
Felix Shuman Dr. Ives
Melody Thomas LaRue
Hilary Thompson Cheryl
Al Wyatt Security Agent Driver
Technical Credits
Brian De Palma Director
Theoni V. Aldredge Costumes/Costume Designer
Rick Baker Special Effects
Seth Banks Costumes/Costume Designer
Margo Baxley Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack B. Bernstein Associate Producer, Production Manager
Audrey Blasdel-Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Hal Etherington Sound/Sound Designer
John Farris Original Story, Screenwriter
A.D. Flowers Special Effects
Donald Heitzer Asst. Director
Paul Hirsch Editor
Richard H. Kline Cinematographer
Richard J. Lawrence Art Director
William Malley Production Designer
Larry Pizer Cinematographer
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Richard Vorisek Sound/Sound Designer
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Frank Yablans Producer
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