R | | Horror
Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably cheap Brooklyn Heights apartment, where weird occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.
There are 2 different versions of the movie.
The "uncut" one on DVD and BRD feature catholic church, nudity and gore. The "censored" one for TV has all the church parts deleted and replaced by the "brotherhood of the sentinels".
The nudity, gore and dream scenes have been deleted almost to the point of harming the understanding of the plot. Some stuff have been added though on the rare and unreleased censored version: random devil pictures, a devil ring, a chronology of the sentinels and the police scene "it was suicide". This version was only available on cable TV.
Well, well, well. You have an ill effect on your women, Mr. Lerman.
Michael Lerman: This isn't police business.
Det. Gatz: A girl running through the streets at 4:00 a.m. saying she's knifed her father, blood on her... that's police business.
Michael Lerman: You know the girl, Gatz. You know...
When Michael's delivers his ghostly monologue to Allison and his face begins to split open, the monofilament wires that are being pulled from off-camera to create the cracks in his face are visible. Also, actor Chris Sarandon blinks as if startled when the wires are pulled on.
In the theatrical version, there is no voiceover in the final scene while the camera orbits the new Sentinel. The effect of seeing Alison transformed is startling, unsettling, and frightening. For the TV version, a voiceover has been added which diminishes this effect by implying that Alison is much happier in her new life than she was before.
English, Italian, Latin
Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.