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Rebecca

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Statement of Responsibility: United Artists ; produced by David O. Selznik ; screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood and Joan Harrison ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Uniform Title: Rebecca (Motion picture)
Title: Rebecca
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Publisher: [United States] : Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2008]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: 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 François Truffaut; Theatrical trailer; Still galleries
Contents: 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
Credits: Special effects by Jack Cosgrove ; music by Franz Waxman ; art direction by Lyle Wheeler ; supervising film editor, Hal C. Kern ; adaptation by Philip MacDonald and Michael Hogan ; photographed by George Barnes.
Performers: 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.
Summary: 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.
Audience: Not rated
System Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full frame (1.33:1) presentation; mono
DVD, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer, NTSC
Other Language: In English with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 1941: Best cinematography, best picture
Subject Headings: Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989 Film adaptations De Winter, Maximilian (Fictitious character) Drama De Winter, Mrs. (Fictitious character) Drama Remarried people Drama Cornwall (England : County) Drama
Genre/Form: Detective and mystery films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Feature films-United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: De Winter, Maximilian (Fictitious character)
De Winter, Mrs. (Fictitious character)
Remarried people
Additional Contributors: Selznick, David O. - 1902-1965
Hitchcock, Alfred - 1899-1980
Sherwood, Robert E. - 1896-1955 - (Robert Emmet),
Harrison, Joan - 1907-1994
Olivier, Laurence - 1907-1989
Fontaine, Joan - 1917-2013
Sanders, George - 1906-1972
Anderson, Judith - 1897-1992
Bruce, Nigel - 1895-1953
Denny, Reginald - 1891-1967
Smith, C. Aubrey - 1863-1948 - (Charles Aubrey),
Cooper, Gladys - 1888-1971
Bates, Florence - 1888-1954
Cooper, Melville - 1896-1973
Carroll, Leo G. - 1886-1972
Carey, Leonard - 1887-1977
Hare, Lumsden - 1875-1964
Fielding, Edward - 1875-1945
Winter, Philip
Harvey, Forrester - 1884-1945
Waxman, Franz - 1906-1967
Du Maurier, Daphne - 1907-1989
Selznick International Pictures
United Artists Corporation
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Publisher No: 110989
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE R
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Rebecca is an ageless, timeless adult movie about a woman who marries a widower but fears she lives in the shadow of her predecessor. This was Hitchcock's first American feature, and it garnered the Best Picture statue at the 1941 Academy Awards.


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Jul 04, 2014
  • midnight_fleur28 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great film....Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine are amazing. A must watch!!

May 26, 2012
  • rslade rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A psychological thriller, and seems to have more Olivier influence than Hitchcock, in the acting. Definitely Hitchcock's camera work and scene setting.

Jan 18, 2012
  • Veepea rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A compelling story/mystery with some tense moments but I didn't really like the characters. I won't say that the book is any better.

Oct 11, 2011
  • Ebert rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Winner of Academy award for best picture. The ultimate chick flick.

Sep 21, 2011
  • fletchmo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

good tale, fun to see all the 1940 style ways.

Feb 16, 2011
  • babalol rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Movie was made over 60 years ago. Has no current interest.

Dec 30, 2010
  • fmaack rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A classic. Very nice release. Newer DVD. Didn't have any problems with this one.

Sep 11, 2009
  • KarenW rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

From the opening line to the last scene, this movie provides lots of chills. And with all the elements of suspense, the brooding housekeeper, the lusty old friend of the dead wife, the overly mysterious husband, this film hits every nerve.

This film is fabulous. Many very interesting and complex characters.

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Sep 22, 2014
  • i_am rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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