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Format: DVD
Sku: 40238115
UPC: 786936234206
UPC 14: 00786936234206
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Mr. Dark brings his traveling carnival to a small midwestern town and grants wishes, for a price.
Editor's Note
When two boys (Vidal Peterson and Shawn Carson) become involved in the evil plans of Mr. Dark, a magical carnival owner (Jonathan Pryce), they find themselves in danger and responsible for the survival of their entire town! Mr. Dark has a devilish ability to grant wishes, which he uses to his advantage. When he realizes that the boys have discovered his secret, he sets about tracking them down, along with the creepy Dust Witch (Pam Grier). This spooky Ray Bradbury story is enhanced by the wonderful cast performances, particularly those of Jonathan Pryce and Pam Grier, who are scary enough to stop anyone from hoping for a wish come true!

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/29/2009
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1983
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 3365103
Video UPC UPC: 00786936234206
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen/Standard  1.85:1/1.33:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Diane Ladd
Video Cast Info Jason Robards
Video Cast Info Jonathan Pryce
Video Cast Info Pam Grier
Video Cast Info Royal Dano
Video Cast Info Art Nelson - Editor
Video Cast Info Jack Clayton - Director
Video Cast Info James Horner - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Peter Douglas - Producer
Video Cast Info Ray Bradbury - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Richard MacDonald - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Stephen Burum - Cinematographer
Plot Summary
A freak show/carnival arrives in a small Illinois town, lead by the evil Mr. Dark. The town's citizens discover, to their surprise and delight, that Mr. Dark has the ability to grant wishes. However, the price of having a wish fulfilled is high: becoming a permanent member of Mr. Dark's traveling freak show.

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...A lively, entertaining tale combining boyishness and grown-up horror in equal measure..." 04/29/1983 p.C8

Variety
"...[The] visually imposing production has been mounted with taste and care....Clayton has done a fine job visualizing the screenplay by Bradbury..." 05/04/1983

USA Today
"...This odd horror-Americana mix about a supernatural traveling carnival has a cult, plus two aptly cast antagonist leads in Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce..." 10/04/1996 p.3D

Apollo Movie Guide 6 of 10
For kids - at least those who haven't already been fed a steady diet of violent and horrifying adult - Brian Webster

The SF, Horror and Fantasy Film Review 7 of 10
This is a really good film. James Horner's delivers a superb score - the journey of the train into t - Richard Scheib

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Pryce,Jonathan
Product attributeLabel:   Buena Vista Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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