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The Dead
The Dead
Actors: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Dan O'Herlihy, Donal Donnelly, Helena Carroll
Director: John Huston
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
PG     2009     1hr 23min

Gabriel and Gretta Conroy (Donal McCann and Anjelica Huston), a young couple in early 1900s Dublin, are enjoying a holiday party when Gretta suddenly has poignant memories of a deceased former love. The shattering revelati...  more »


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Actors: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Dan O'Herlihy, Donal Donnelly, Helena Carroll
Director: John Huston
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/03/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1987
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Judith B. from CHAPEL HILL, NC
Reviewed on 4/4/2013...
My all time favorite movie - especially the last 10 minutes.

Movie Reviews

Send a message to Lionsgate: do not purchase this edition
Stefan C. Kuhn | Santa Clara, CA United States | 11/02/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"It's getting a release...but not a proper release. More than 8 minutes have been cut from the beginning of the film (according to dvdverdict). This isn't the result of region conversion. They were cut. No explanation. Please send a message to the hacks at Lionsgate and refrain from purchasing this travesty. What a great film being so sorely treated. You would think the idiotic cover art would be sufficient insult to Huston's final masterpiece."
R. Penola | NYC, NY United States | 12/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Do not buy this video if you do not enjoy movies made with delicacy and wistful melancholy -- it is short, has no real plot and features no special effects. Yet this movie stands as one of the best ever -- it weaves a spell over you, and captivates your every sense. We are treated to the visual trimmings of a holiday feast, along with the Irish folk music that will, just when you least expect it, turn your expectations upside down. The lively characterizations of every player in this movie bring it to vivid life; it's as if you have entered a Christmas card, and can taste, smell and feel everything around you. That James Joyce's story revolves essentially around a simple, but devastating revelation, is what makes it brilliant. So many times in this movie the obvious gives way to more specific visions: as one of the many, many colorful ladies speaks at her party, we are brought inside a bedroom, where we linger with the camera on objects -- picture frames, combs, etc., that spark the imagination and underscore the proceedings with a singluar clarity. Angelica Huston is magically compelling, and the final monologue, delivered with subtle power, will haunt your memory."
Lionsgate disgraceful attitude
Lynchian | 11/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Lionsgate has cut at least 8 minutes from the film. Probably this is a TV version, shorter to fill in a 90 minutes slot! When i first heard about this release i was excited, then appalled from the ugly cover and now simply disgusted...

EDIT: The fixed version is available from other retailers, Amazon why aren't you carrying it?"