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The Fury (Blu-ray) Arrow


Brian De Palma followed the huge success of Carrie with another slice of telekinetic horror, upping the ante by featuring more than one psychic.

John Cassavetes gives his most sinister performance since Rosemary’s Baby as a man who kidnaps the telepathic son of his colleague (Kirk Douglas), aiming to turn him and similarly gifted individuals into human weapons. Meanwhile, Gillian (Amy Irving), is worried enough about the destructive potential of her own powers to agree to be institutionalised – but is the Paragon Institute all that it’s cracked up to be?

De Palma pulls out all the stops with some spectacular set-pieces (including one that will put viewers off fairground rides for life), before a spectacularly explosive climax that unforgettably demonstrates why Gillian is so afraid of her powers. She can trigger nosebleeds without any effort, so how much damage can she do when she’s actually trying to hurt someone?

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Special Features

Brand new digital transfer of the film from the original camera negative
Optional uncompressed mono 2.0 PCM and 4.0 DTS-HD Master Audio audio
Isolated John Williams score
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Blood on the Lens: An interview with Cinematographer Richard H. Kline
Spinning Tales: Fiona Lewis on starring in The Fury
The Fury – A Location Journal: An interview with Sam Irvin, intern on The Fury, author of the film’s shooting diary and then correspondent for Cinefantastique magazine
Original archive interviews from the 1978 promotional tour, featuring Brian De Palma, producer Frank Yablans and stars Carrie Snodgress and Amy Irving
Double Negative: A short film tribute to Brian De Palma by Sam Irvin, starring William Finley
Original Theatrical trailer
Gallery of behind-the-scenes production images
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jay Shaw