Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bigger than life (1956) - Nicholas Ray drama with James Mason and Walter Matthau

Rating 7.5/10
Runtime: 95 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Nicholas Ray
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James Mason ... Ed Avery
Barbara Rush ... Lou Avery
Walter Matthau ... Wally Gibbs
Robert F. Simon ... Dr. Norton
Christopher Olsen ... Richie Avery
Roland Winters ... Dr. Ruric

Description: Schoolteacher and family man Ed Avery, who's been suffering bouts of severe pain and even blackouts, is hospitalized with what's diagnosed as a rare inflammation of the arteries. Told by doctors that he probably has only months to live, Ed agrees to an experimental treatment: doses of the hormone cortisone. Ed makes a remarkable recovery, and returns home to his wife, Lou, and their son, Richie. He must keep taking cortisone tablets regularly to prevent a recurrence of his illness. But the "miracle" cure turns into its own nightmare as Ed starts to abuse the tablets, causing him to experience increasingly wild mood swings.


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Video and audio information:

Video : 1.23 GB, 1845 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 688*272 (2.55:1), XVID = XVID Mpeg-4
Audio : 262 MB, 384 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3

Subtitles (English, Spanish and French) included