Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

DVD - 2000
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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2000
ISBN: 9780792165811
0792165810
Branch Call Number: DVD ROSEMAR 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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fillups Dec 07, 2009

How scary could living in a tony Brownstone in New York actually be. This film answers that question and gives Ruth Gordon a chance to win an Oscar as an overly friendly next door neighbor.


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RoyalJellyIII
Feb 29, 2020

Rosemary's Baby is one of those horror/thrillers that everyone tells you that it is a "must see" and you know what? It IS a must see film. Roman Polanski directed this slow building thriller with master skill. It's like a pot waiting to boil over. One of the best supernatural thrillers ever made and the suspense in this film gives Hitchcock a run for his money.

Not the best movie. Some likeable characters, and creepy scenes. At least she was smartish better than most horror movie characters. Kind of creepy, but predictable. The ending completely sucked, really dumb plot. Somewhat interesting. Overall not a very good movie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 21, 2019

“This is no dream, this is really happening!” And yes, it is really happening and this film paved the way to decadence. In this film, Roman Polanski exposes Satanic content to the world. He warned his audiences of an important cultural shift in the future that will dawn in a new age. The film is based on the novel by the same name. Rosemary’s Baby is about a innocent and vulnerable girl by the name of Rosemary Woodhouse (played by Mia Farrow) who is married to a struggling actor by the name of Guy (played by John Cassavetes) and she comes to believe that Satanists are scheming to steal her unborn baby for human sacrifice. Rosemary and Guy’s set up home is at the Dakota where John Lennon later lived with his wife Yoko Ono. It was disturbing to discover that her husband, Guy sold Rosemary and his unborn child to the Satanists to further his acting career. How far are people willing to go for this thing called fame? It makes me think that he was one of the most wicked husband’s in all of film. Roman Polanski demonstrates a drugged and unconscious woman being raped by the devil (as an offering to Satan as his bride) and also reveals that there were scratch marks on her body. It was even more troubling when her husband claimed, “It was kind of fun in a necrophile sort of way, I didn’t want to miss baby night,” it feels as if he was making a disturbing apology for raping his unconscious wife (even though it is not true, the devil raped Rosemary). But the truth, he is concealing is even more disturbing than what Rosemary realises. Rosemary tries to escape, but they catch her, and then she goes into labour. She falls prey to the suspicion that Satanists may have used her child in a sacrifice. She comes upon a crowd of familiar faces, standing around a black crib. Everyone watches as the innocent mother of the devil’s child sees the image of her baby not butchered as a human sacrifice but as something far worse, “Its eyes! What have you done to its eyes!” She hears Satanic praises of victory from the crowd: “Hail Satan!” “God is Dead!” “The year is One!” It seems that Roman Polanski manufactured this film to introduce a new belief, a new religion and a new era that will one day become an acceptable religion for all. Now, I understand why Roman Polanski made Rosemary hold onto the cover of Time magazine on their April 1966 issue, which asked “Is God Dead?” in bold red letters on a black background. When Rosemary (played by Mia Farrow) sings the Devil’s lullaby over the opening and ending credits, it is a hint that even innocence will submit to the new satanic wave. It is like the way Rosemary discovers the truth and opens the Pandora box, Polanski reveals the darker side of the human race, the carnal and bestial human desires that had been concealed for years and now is being normalized as we enter the age of decadence. Rosemary’s Baby explores the underground Satanist concepts in order to normalize their values to the world. It was an endorsement of eroticising Satanic ritual abuse so that mass numbers of youth (of the 1960s) may be interested in joining Anton LaVey’s church of Satan, which was founded two years before the initial release of the film and was also a guideline for how to practice Satanic rituals. Strangely, there are rumours that Anton LaVey played the devil who raped Rosemary in the film. This movie also predicted the rise of Satanism, such as the rise of Lucien Greaves (the co-founder of the Satanic Temple), and the fall of God. It also paved the way for Netflix’s Satanic TV themes as we can clearly see with the highly occult TV shows such as (just to name a few) the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Lucifer. @janmorrow1225 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Derringer
Jun 18, 2019

The sinister scares that took place in this grossly over-rated Horror/Thriller from 1968 were so few, and far between, that they were almost non-existent.
Basically, all that this movie ended up being was just one long, drawn-out build-up to a totally disappointing finale where, after sitting through well-over 2 hours of nonsense, we never even got a single glimpse of the demon-baby, anyway.
When people speak about "Rosemary's Baby", the word "atmospheric" is how I've often heard many of them enthusiastically gush and rave over it. But, about the only "atmosphere" that I detected while watching this over-long movie was that of claustrophobia and boredom.
"Rosemary's Baby" was yet another modern-day tale of Satanism. This time the inanity was set in New York City. I really wouldn't waste my time with this one. All of the great stuff that people told me about it certainly wasn't in the least bit true.

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JohnnyTooGood
May 02, 2019

When a promising young couple moves next to some strange elderly folks, a bad ob-gyn gets recommended to them with alarming results!

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RobertC65
Mar 31, 2019

I watched this film many years ago-and even in its 1960s period, it was creepier than ever. The book by Ira Levin, by the way, matched the screenplay perfectly. Lots of old Hollywood faces in some darker roles. After viewing this great horror classic, look for the modern adaption of the same story.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 08, 2018

While I think there are a few problems with the plot, this classic horror movie is pretty great at being unnerving.

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reginator_22
Feb 02, 2018

Creepy, I thought it should have been better though.

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Maoisdead
Jan 23, 2017

Quite possibly the finest horror film ever made, this is the brilliant adaptation of Ira Levin's novel about a young couple nervously expecting their first child.

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TwilightBlue
Oct 25, 2016

Long and tiresome story about modern-day Satanists operating in NYC.

Yep. This one could have been better.

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reginator_22
Feb 15, 2018

Sexual Content: Nudity, rape scene.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jun 28, 2013

Sexual Content: Some brief nudity and sexual scenes. Reference to Satan worship.

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reginator_22
Feb 02, 2018

Minnie Castevet: He chose you, honey! From all the women in the world to be the mother of his only living son!

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