Sybil

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Product Overview

Based on a true story, this telefilm debut in 1976 to extraordinary response. Sally Field - in an Emmy Award winning and career-turning performance - portrays Sybil, a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder who develops over 16 distinct personalities in order to cope and escape haunting memories of her harrowing childhood. Joanne Woodward plays the understanding and compassionate psychiatrist that helps Sybil confront her horrific past and eliminate her demons.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 202291587
UPC 012569701458
UPC 14 00012569701458
Format DVD
Rating NR
Sales Rank 2951
Keywords
Made-For-Network TV
Mental Illness
Suspense
Tear Jerker
Thriller
True Story
Editors Note
Note Director Daniel Petrie's awe-inspiring and brutal drama, based on a real-life story, made television history when it was originally aired in 1977. Sally Field gives an outstanding award-winning performance as Sybil, a disturbed young woman who suffers from multiple personality behavior. Living alone in a New York apartment, Sybil is tormented by flashbacks and visions of her extremely painful childhood. Unable to live a normal life, she meets Dr. Cornelia Wilbur (Joanne Woodward), a kindhearted psychiatrist who becomes committed to helping Sybil heal the incredible wounds that haunt her. Desperate to make Sybil understand her illness, Dr. Wilbur begins a series of treatments and uncovers the 16 personalities that make up the fractured personalities of Sybil. Forced to face unspeakable torture at the hands of her mother (Jane Hoffman), Sybil is slowly able to heal her inner self with the support, guidance, and love of Dr. Wilbur. The incredible 11-year odyssey of these two brave women is brought to the screen with powerful and deeply moving performances by Field and Woodward. Together they portray a deeply touching and inspiring true story of love and determination conquering pain and isolation.
Plot Summary
Summary SYBIL is the moving, Emmy-winning story of a deeply troubled young woman and the doctor determined to help her.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "[The film] launched Field as a serious actress. Today, SYBIL still packs one helluva punch." -- Grade: A- 07/21/2006 p.56
Directors
Daniel Petrie
Actors
Joanne Woodward
Sally Field
Brad Davis
Cast & Crew
Brad Davis - Actor
Daniel Petrie - Director
Flora Rheta Schreiber - Based On Novel By
Jacqueline Babbin - Producer
Joanne Woodward - Actor
Leonard Rosenman - Original Music By
Mario Tosi - Cinematographer
Michael S. McLean - Editor
Penelope Allen - Actor
Philip Capice - Executive Producer
Rita Roland - Editor
Sally Field - Actor
Stewart Stern - Screenplay
Brad Davis - Actor
Daniel Petrie - Director
Flora Rheta Schreiber - Writer
Jacqueline Babbin - Producer
Joanne Woodward - Actor
Leonard Rosenman - Original Music By
Mario Tosi - Cinematographer
Michael S. McLean - Editor
Penelope Allen - Actor
Philip Capice - Executive Producer
Sally Field - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1976
Catalog ID 70145
UPC 00012569701458
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 198 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Emmy (1977) Joanne Woodward, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special,Leonard Rosenman, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Special (Dramatic Underscore),Peter Dunne, Philip Capice, Jacqueline Babbin, Winner, Outstanding Special - Drama or Comedy,Sally Field, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special,Stewart Stern, Winner, Outstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - Adaptation
Golden Globe (1977) Sybil, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Made for TV
Reviews
ReviewSource Home Theater Info DVD Review
Review This is the 198 minute version rarely if ever seen since 1976. Most of the times you happened to catch this on television you either the 122 theatrical edit or the 'expanded' 132 cut. The full screen video does show some signs of age, this is the thirtieth anniversary after all. While some little flecks appear now and again this is the best this film has been seen since it first appeared. The color balance was a touch muted but that actually works with the content. The mono audio is clear letting every word of the all important dialogue to be heard. I was enthralled by the book and couldn't wait to see this on television. Now, thirty years later I can now add this to an honored place in my video collection. This is a must have.
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ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Field,Sally
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Fright.com ...superbly acted, one-of-a-kind achievement...

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