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  • Published: [United States] : Beverly Hills, Calif. : Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2008]
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Description: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: Not Rated

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  • 1559409231 :
  • 883904109891
  • 883904109853


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Rebecca 1940

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Call number: DVD Drama Rebecca

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Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.

Also issued in the Alfred Hitchcock premiere collection.

Special features: Commentary with film critic Richard Schickel; Isolated music and effects track; "The making of Rebecca" featurette; "The gothic world of Daphne Du Maurier" featurette; Screen tests; 3 radio plays; Audio Hitchcock interviews with Peter Bogdanovich and Fran├žois Truffaut; Theatrical trailer; Still galleries.

Special features: Full frame presentation -- Commentary with film critic Richard Schickel -- Isolated music and effects track -- Making-of "Rebecca" featurette -- "The gothic world of Daphne Du Maurier" featurette -- Screen tests -- Three radio plays -- Hitchcock interviews: Audio interviews with Peter Bogdanovich and Francois Truffaut --Original theatrical trailer -- Still galleries -- Language: English mono -- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.

Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper, Florence Bates, Melville Cooper, Leo G. Carroll, Leonard Carey, Lumsden Hare, Edward Fielding, Philip Winter, Forrester Harvey.

A vacationing young lady meets, falls in love with, and marries handsome and wealthy widower Maxim de Winter. He takes his new bride home to his estate, Manderley. But the new Mrs. de Winter finds her married life dominated by the sinister, almost spectral influence of Maxim's late wife, Rebecca, who still rules from beyond the grave.

DVD; region 1, NTSC; full frame (1.33:1) presentation; mono.

Contents: Rebecca.

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Suspenseful and ominous, this a great adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel. One of Hitchcock's greatest films.

Amazing and Suspenseful

Based off Daphne Du Maurier's equally excellent book, Rebecca, this film tells the story of a timid young woman who meets the rich widower Maxim de Winter. Joan Fontaine's performance as the unnamed protagonist is well done and nuanced, perfectly portraying the character's personality in the book. The plot has, in typical Hitchcock fashion, a lot of twists and turns. This is a must-see, highly recommended film.

Best Introductory Hictchcock Film?

This may be the best Alfred Hitchcock film for those new to his movies. Rebecca brings Hitchcock's wonderful storytelling, staging and characterization, under the Hollywood gloss of producer David Selznick. While the Hitchcock/Selznick pairing led to much strife and unhappiness in the making of this movie, the resulting film experience is top-notch. Along with North By Northwest, consider watching this first if you are new to Alfred Hitchcock's movies (followed by Psycho, Rear Window, Strangers on a Train, Shadow of a Doubt, and Vertigo).

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