Quick Take: Rosemary’s Baby on DVD

Film Comments

It was 1968, and this was the thinking person’s horror film that put Roman Polanski (directing his first major American movie) and Mia Farrow (in her first feature-starring role) on the cultural radar. Farrow is a young wife who dreams she is raped by the Devil, only to then become pregnant with a child who may be very much his father’s son. In turn the movie gave birth to a genre that included The Exorcist five years later, changing the industry forever. (Criterion Collection, $24.)

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