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Rebecca 1940

DVD - 2008 DVD Drama Rebecca None on shelf 1 request on 3 copies Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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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.

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

Best Introductory Hictchcock Film? submitted by tonyphil on July 8, 2013, 3:17pm 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).

Amazing and Suspenseful submitted by chowcy on June 26, 2015, 11:47am 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.

thriller submitted by sumsaylor on July 27, 2015, 1:42pm Suspenseful and ominous, this a great adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel. One of Hitchcock's greatest films.

a great film submitted by rjsjwilliams@gmail.com on July 12, 2018, 1:17pm Great film with lots and lots of twists and turns, along with a great book I read in high school and have reread several times over

Wish he'd been a little nicer on the lesbian. submitted by lisa on July 26, 2018, 4:06pm Oh well.

So many Hitchcock Classics submitted by kencza@yahoo.com on August 9, 2019, 4:08pm This makes me want to read the book. All the elements of a Hitchcock suspenseful drama....twisting plot, great actors, surprises galore. Olivier and Joan Fontaine were very good and two Hitch favorite supporting actors, Leo G Carrol and Reginald Denny play themselves so well. Dame Judith Anderson was absolutely evil as Mrs. Danvers. If you have not seen this one put it on your reserve list, not to be missed by any Hitchcock fans.