Conclusion: The iconic tagline of Polanski's classic film version of Levin's classic novel read "Pray for Rosemary's baby." My hunch is not even prayer could have helped this sad excuse for a miniseries.
Excerpt: What makes Krzysztof Komeda's opening lullaby from Rosemary's Baby so uniquely unsettling? Is it that Mia Farrow isn't given any words to sing? That by giving disaffected voice to a musical statement that has no context, she's essentially acting as a vessel?
Excerpt: When you think of great horror filmmakers, you probably think of names like David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, maybe even Alfred Hitchcock. But one name that comes up infrequently in these discussions is Roman Polanski. This has always struck me as a little odd.
Conclusion: One of the great masterpieces of horror and suspense is also Roman Polanski's American debut. It's a macabre tale of the supernatural and black magic started a film trend throughout the 1970s and also made the Polish auteur into respected name.
Conclusion: The Criterion Collection's Blu-ray release of one of the greatest horror movies ever made prompts celebration and sky-high expectations. In light of that, Rosemary's Baby feels a little light on extras given Criterion's reputation and high list price.
Conclusion: Rosemary's Baby has been given a complete makeover and the final result is indeed mighty impressive. Fans of the film who have been asking and waiting for a solid Blu-ray release are in for a very, very special treat.