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This screen adaptation of Jeffrey Konvitz's novel has been given a simple presentation for release on DVD. The Sentinel has been given a pan-and-scan transfer to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English with optional subtitles in Spanish and French. No additional bonus materials have been included for this edition.
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This screen adaptation of Jeffrey Konvitz's novel has been given a simple presentation for release on DVD. The Sentinel has been given a pan-and-scan transfer to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English with optional subtitles in Spanish and French. No additional bonus materials have been included for this edition.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Scene index; Subtitles; Production notes
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All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
Nothing scares the hell out of people like religion, and the Catholic Church, with its centuries of history and arcane rituals, has figured in dozens of horror pictures that seek to exploit the combination of fear and respect that people (non-adherents in particular) hold for its priests. The Sentinel certainly follows in the footsteps of films like The Exorcist which apply a Catholic theological approach to questions of heaven and hell, but the film opens with some stylistic cops from Rosemary's Baby, a more doctrine-neutral occult tale. New York model Christina Raines' new apartment building is populated by a group of eccentric neighbors (including Burgess Meredith as the nosy Ruth Gordon character) who expend an inordinate amount of effort to draw her into their circle. When it's discovered that they may or may not be figments of her imagination, The Sentinel's story finds some nice twists of its own, and ultimately succeeds as a creepy little trifle for those who can accept the Catholic Church as a sinister institution that forces innocent nonbelievers into servitude at the gates of Hell. Star watchers will also enjoy seeing future lead players such as Jeff Goldblum, Jerry Orbach, and Christopher Walken in minor supporting roles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2001
  • UPC: 018713810441
  • Original Release: 1976
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  • Source: Good Times Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Sarandon Michael Lerman
Cristina Raines Alison Parker
Martin Balsam Professor Ruzinsky
John Carradine Halliran
José Ferrer Robed Figure
Ava Gardner Miss Logan
Arthur Kennedy Franchino
Burgess Meredith Chazen
Sylvia Miles Gerde
Deborah Raffin Jennifer
Eli Wallach Gatz
Christopher Walken Rizzo
Jerry Orbach Director
Beverly D'Angelo Sandra
Hank Garrett Brenner
Robert Gerringer Hart
Nana Tucker Girl at End
Tom Berenger Man At End
William Hickey Perry
Gary Allen Malcolm Stinnett
Teresa Hughes Rebecca Stinnett
Kate Harrington Mrs. Clark
Jane Hoffman Lillian Clotkin
Elaine Shore Emma Clotkin
Sam Gray Dr. Aureton
Reid Shelton Priest
Fred Stuthman Alison's Father
Lucie Lancaster Alison's Mother
Anthony Holland Party Host
Jeff Goldblum Jack
Mady Heflin Professor's Student
Diane Stilwell Brenner's Secretary
Ron McLarty Real Estate Agent
Nana Visitor Girl at End
Technical Credits
Michael Winner Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Cis Corman Casting
Peggy Farrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Bernard Gribble Editor
Jeffrey Konvitz Producer, Screenwriter
Richard C. Kratina Cinematographer
Robert Laden Makeup
Les Lazarowitz Sound/Sound Designer
Gil Melle Score Composer
Charles Okun Asst. Director
Terry Rawlings Editor
Philip Rosenberg Production Designer
Dick Smith Makeup Special Effects
Edward Stewart Set Decoration/Design
Albert J. Whitlock Special Effects
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Scene Index

Scene Index
0. Scene Index
1. There Is Danger [5:00]
2. I Just Need Some Space [3:47]
3. Shock [5:39]
4. An Excellent Choice [4:45]
5. Very Nice People [8:00]
6. Take a Break [2:26]
7. Surprise Party [5:37]
8. Shed Your Burden [5:28]
9. The Sins of the Father [4:59]
10. Police Business [5:24]
11. A Handful of Maybes [5:13]
12. No Evil Thing Approach [5:39]
13. Church Property [4:31]
14. Sister Theresa [5:06]
15. God Be With You [4:53]
16. Abandon Hope [4:29]
17. Welcome Home [4:24]
18. To Guard and Protect [6:13]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Scary

    I think this movie has been overlooked by some, the first part of the movie is a little slow, but its worth it. The movie still creeps me out today, expecially the ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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