Video Release: October 30, 2012
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Criterion Collection
- Runtime: 136 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
A psychological horror tale that injects diabolical double meanings in the every day occurrences surrounding a pregnant woman. Husband, doctor and neighbors all seem to be involved in a devilish conspiracy. Nosy neighbor Gordon excels. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best (Adapted) Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress--Ruth Gordon.
Theatrical release: June 12, 1968. Scenes depicting Guy and Rosemary's building were filmed at the distinctive Dakota on Manhattan's West Side, which later became the site of John Lennon’s assassination. Polanski consulted Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, on details in scenes involving Satanic rituals. LaVey also assumed the role of Satan in Rosemary’s rape-nightmare. Tony Curtis is the voice of a hapless actor (heard only over the phone) who meets with an unforeseen accident and whom Guy subsequently ends up replacing.