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|Sick to Death 4 Movie Pack|
Actors: Jodie Foster, Edward Asner, George Kennedy, Eli Wallach, Sonny Chiba
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Anatomy of an Illness Edward Asner as the Saturday Review editor Norman Cousins. Norman is stricken with a degenerative spinal illness and refuses to accept the prognosis that he must spend the rest of his life as a fee... more »
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"SICK TO DEATH 4 Movie Pack features an excellent disaster film, two made-for-TV medical stories plus a revenge tale where a most unusual weapon is used.
ANATOMY OF AN ILLNESS-- True story of a magazine editor stricken by what is believed to be an incurable disease. He devises his own successful treatment plan, despite much resistance from doctors. Look for a cameo by singer Anne Murray.
MESMERIZED-- In 1880s New Zealand, an abused wife kills her husband with hypnotism, then faces a court trial.
STIGMA-- A new doctor in a resort community soon realizes there's an epidemic of VD that's been ignored by his predecessor. Politics, prejudice and a close-minded populace stand in his way. Radio DJ "Cousin Brucie" appears as himself.
VIRUS-- Bowdlerized version of a fine Japanese-made disaster flick somewhat diminshes an excellent story. A plane crash releases a military manufactured toxin that kills virtually everyone on Earth. A group of surviving scientists in Antarctica worry that an impending earthquake will set off automated nuclear missiles, one of which is targeted for their base.
KINGS OF CLASSIC HORROR 4 Movie Pack (also from BCI / Eclipse) showcases vintage Lugosi, Price, Karloff and Chaney.
BRENTWOOD's 4-fers are nicely priced movie bundles. Video and sound quality of these digitally unrestored public domain films is generally fine. Discs are dual-side recorded.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(5.4) Anatomy of an Illness (TV-1984) - Edward Asner/Eli Wallach/Millie Perkins/David Ogden Stiers/Anne Murray
(4.6) Mesmerized (Australia/New Zealand/UK-1986) - Jodie Foster/John Lithgow/Michael Murphy
(2.0) Stigma (1972) - Philip Michael Thomas/Harlan Cary Poe/Josie Johnson/'Cousin Brucie' Morrow
(6.2) Virus (Japan-1980) - George Kennedy/Bo Svenson/Stephanie Faulkner/Sonny Chiba/Olivia Hussey/Edward James Olmos/Glenn Ford/Henry Silva/Robert Vaughn/Chuck Connors"