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Blu-Ray - 2009 Blu-ray Horror Misery 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.2 out of 5

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Based on the novel by Stephen King.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall.
Paul Sheldon is a best-selling novelist who is on his way home from his Colorado retreat after completing his latest book. He doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, who happens to be Paul's 'number one fan.' Annie takes Paul back to her house in the mountains, and he finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy. Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is a psychopath and when she discovers that Paul has killed of the heroine in her favorite novel series, her reaction leaves Paul shattered.
Blu-ray disc, region A, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround, Dolby DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, AVC @ 31 MBPS, 50GB, dual-layer, 1080p High Definition.
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Contents: Misery.


Awesome submitted by mysterio on August 5, 2011, 9:09pm Awesome

misery submitted by a2sue on July 17, 2013, 5:22pm stephen king always spins a good tale

Misery submitted by yenkong on July 12, 2017, 1:18pm Pretty good and scary..

Misery submitted by leenajong on July 12, 2017, 1:55pm Pretty good. Don't watch alone!

good script, good acting, result a really good movie. submitted by Tassos on May 17, 2021, 10:41pm Far better than your average thriller.

Also far better script than Steven King's numerous other books, typically those alleging supernatural events, building up a ton of suspense and then fizzling at the end.

A Taut Psychological Thriller submitted by Meginator on July 1, 2023, 5:24pm This is a taut, claustrophobic psychological thriller with a timeless quality to it and, indeed, horrifying new relevance in the age of ever-present internet fandom. Kathy Bates is absolutely incredible as Annie Wilkes, author Paul Sheldon’s self-proclaimed number-one fan as well as his captor and sometimes torturer. The plot reflects a tight game of manipulation between Wilkes and Sheldon that takes place almost entirely in a single room (along with the complementary story of the small-town sheriff who goes looking for the missing man), and most of its power comes from Wilkes’s terrifying unpredictability and inherent contradictions, with Kathy Bates able to rotate instantly between a number of modes and emotions. For his part, James Caan also masterfully portrays a clever writer who comes up with plot after plot in an effort to escape, only to find himself continually outwitted in increasingly horrifying ways. On balance, the film is more disturbing than shocking, but its (few) moments of explosive violence have an incredibly strong impact because the film relies so heavily on dialogue, character development, and implication to create its tension. With a few moments of refreshing levity sprinkled in, the film keeps the viewer and its characters completely off-balance for the entire ride.

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English (DTS-HD 5.1), dubbed French (DTS 5.1) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby 5.1) dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2009]
Year Published: 2009
Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Rated: R
Format: Blu-Ray

Scheinman, Andrew.
Reiner, Rob.
Goldman, William, 1931-
Caan, James.
Bates, Kathy, 1948-
Sternhagen, Frances, 1930-
Farnsworth, Richard, 1920-2000.
Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014.
Shaiman, Marc.
King, Stephen, 1947-
Castle Rock Entertainment (Firm)
Nelson Entertainment (Firm)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.

Novelists, American -- Colorado -- Drama.
Blizzards -- Colorado -- Drama.
Fans (Persons) -- Colorado -- Drama.
Psychopaths -- Colorado -- Drama.
Kidnapping victims -- Abuse of -- Colorado -- Drama.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Horror films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.