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The Changeling

The Changeling

Director: Peter Medak Cast: George C. Scott
George C. Scott
, Trish VanDevere
Trish VanDevere
, Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
Peter Medak
The Changeling

The Changeling

Director: Peter Medak Cast: George C. Scott
George C. Scott
, Trish VanDevere
Trish VanDevere
, Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
Peter Medak

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Peter Medak's The Changeling is among a handful of films, including The Haunting (1963), Ghost Story (1981), and Lady in White (1988), that have successfully recreated the intimate, drawing-room atmosphere of supernatural horror fiction. After his wife and daughter are killed in a snowbound car accident, classical composer John Russell (George C. Scott) relocates from New York to Seattle to teach at his alma mater. Looking for a quiet place to rest and continue writing music, he is referred Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere) at the Seattle Historical Preservation Society. Claire shows John a large, sparsely furnished estate in the outlying countryside. He takes the house, appreciating its remoteness and the solitude it might afford, and diverts himself by renovating and settling in. He even starts to compose, putting aside his older work in favor of a new, sentimental piece for the piano. It is not long, however, before he begins having nightmares about the accident that killed his wife and daughter. Possibly because of this trauma, he is open to communications from the house's ghostly occupants. Pursuing a loud, repetitive pounding noise in an upper room, he stumbles on the apparition of a young boy drowning in a tub. Working together with Claire, John discovers frightening parallels between this vision and buried events from the house's past. Horror writer M.R. James once said that his goal as a writer was to make the reader feel "pleasantly uncomfortable." Those looking for a similar experience in movies will appreciate The Changeling as a gem in the horror genre.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2018
UPC: 0663390002292
Original Release: 1980
Source: Severin
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 17,678

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio Commentary with Director Peter Medak and Producer Joel B. Michaels Moderated by Severin Films' David Gregory; The House on Cheesman Park - The Haunting True Story of The Changeling; The Music of The Changeling - Interview with Arranger Kenneth Wannberg; Building the House of Horror - Interview with Art Director Reuben Freed; The Psychotronic Tourist - The Changeling; Master of Horror Mick Garris on The Changeling; Poster & Still Gallery; Radio Spots & TV Spot; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott John Russell
Trish VanDevere Claire Norman
Melvyn Douglas Sen. Joe Carmichael
John Colicos DeWitt
Jean Marsh Joanna Russell
Barry Morse Dr. Pemberton
James Douglas Eugene Carmichael
Madeleine Thornton-Sherwood Mrs. Norman
Roberta Maxwell Eva Lingstrom
Bernard Behrens Prof. Robert Lingstrom
Frances Hyland Elizabeth Grey
Ruth Springford Minnie Huxley
Helen Burns Leah Harmon
Eric Christmas Albert Harmon
Chris Gampel Tuttle
John Russell Actor
J. Kenneth Campbell Security Guard
Janne Mortil Linda Grey
Terence Kelly Sergeant Durton
Anna Hagan Secretary
Antonia Rey Estancia
Sammy Smith Doorman
Paul Rothery Terry Grey
Hagan Beggs Coroner

Technical Credits
Peter Medak Director
John Coquillon Cinematographer
Garth H. Drabinsky Producer
Dennis Drummond Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Drummond Sound/Sound Designer
Reuben Freed Art Director
William Gray Screenwriter
Robert Grieve Sound/Sound Designer
Dewey Gene Grigg Special Effects
Gene Griggs Special Effects
Joe Grimaldi Sound/Sound Designer
Austin Grimaldi Sound/Sound Designer
Russell Hunter Original Story
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Lilla Ledersen Editor
Lou Lombardo Editor
Diana Maddox Screenwriter
Joel B. Michaels Producer
Dino Pigat Sound/Sound Designer
Karl Scherer Sound/Sound Designer
Irby Smith Asst. Director
Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
Ken Wannberg Score Composer
Roberta Weiner Costumes/Costume Designer
Rick Wilkins Score Composer
Trevor Williams Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design

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