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Alice, Sweet Alice

Alice, Sweet Alice

Director: Alfred Sole Cast: Linda G. Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula Sheppard

Blu-ray (Color)

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Overview

The shockingly brutal murder of a little girl in a church where she was just about to receive her first Communion sets a strong tone for terror in this disturbing horror film. The prime suspect in the death of Karen Spages (Brooke Shields) is her sister, Alice (Paula Sheppard), who happily tormented Karen by donning a mask and a raincoat to scare her. Comforting the grieving mother, Catherine Spages (Linda G. Miller), is her sister, Annie (Jane Lowry); local priest Father Tom (Rudolph Willrich); and Catherine's estranged husband, Dominick (Niles McMaster). Other characters include Father Tom's quirky housekeeper, Mrs. Tredoni (Mildred Clinton); a pair of detectives (Tom Signorelli, Michael Hardstark); and Catherine Spages' obese, cat-loving landlord (Alphonso De Noble). While the police investigation and all visual clues quickly point to Alice, director Alfred Sole manages to cast doubt on the killer's identity while the masked madman strikes several more times. About two-thirds of the way through the movie, Sole allows the viewer to see the killer. However, he smartly keeps his characters in the dark setting up a tense finale which culminates in yet another bloody slaying on holy ground before the lunatic is finally stopped. ~ Patrick Legare

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/2019
UPC: 0760137275985
Original Release: 1976
Source: Arrow Video
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:47:00

Special Features

Brand new 2k restoration of the original theatrical version from the original camera negative; High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation; Original uncompressed mono audio; Optional English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Brand new Audio Commentary with Richard Harland Smith; Archival Audio Commentary Co-Writer/Director Alfred Sole and Editor M. Edward Salier; First Communion: Alfred Sole Remembers Alicie, Sweet Alice - Director Alfred Sole looks back on his 1976 classic; Alice on My Mind a brand new interview with Composer Stephen Lawrence; In the Name of the Father - brand new interview with actor Niles McMaster; Sweet Memories: Dante Tomasselli on Alice, Sweet Alice-filmmaker Dante Tomaselli, cousin of Alfred Sole, discusses his longtime connection to the film ; Lost Childhood: The Locations of Alice, Sweet Alice - a tour of the original Alice, Sweet Alice shooting locations hosted by author Michael Gingold; Alternate Holy Terror Television Cut; Deleted Scenes; Alternate Opening Titles; Trailer and TV Spot; Image Gallery ; Original Screenplay (BD-ROM Content)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Linda G. Miller Catherine Spages
Mildred Clinton Mrs. Tredoni
Paula Sheppard Alice Spages
Niles McMaster Dom Spages
Rudolph Willrich Father Tom
Jane Lowry Aunt Annie DeLorenze
Alphonso de Noble Mr. Alphonso
Brooke Shields Karen Spages
Tom Signorelli Detective Brennan
Lillian Roth Pathologist
Antonino Rocco Funeral Attendant
Michael Hardstark Detective Spina
Gary Allen Uncle Jim DeLorenze
Louisa Horton Dr. Whitman, Psychiatrist
Patrick Gorman Father Pat
Mary Boylan Mother Superior
Dick Boccelli Hotel Clerk
Sally Anne Golden Policewoman

Technical Credits
Alfred Sole Director,Screenwriter
John Friberg Cinematographer
Chuck Hall Cinematographer
John Lawless Production Designer
Stephen Lawrence Score Composer
Rosemary Rityo Screenwriter
Rick Rosenberg Producer
Edward Salier Editor

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