The Lady Vanishes

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Lady Vanishes
Travelers on a trans-European train are put up in a hotel for the night due to bad weather. Shortly after the journey begins in the morning, people begin to disappear.

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Mar 04, 2015

I love this movie. it shows that true love can show up at any time, even on a train. this movie has it all, suspense, romance and fun. I think I've seen a remake of this movie but I can't remember where or when.

Jan 04, 2015
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What an absolute gem. The beginning is a tad convoluted, but the detective team/romantic duo of "Iris" and "Gilbert" is delightful, as is "Ms. Froy", who is unfortunately present in the film somewhat briefly. I did question the 'persuasion' of cricket loving "Charters" and "Caldicott", and Sir Alfred's intent with those two... bizarre... And I couldn't tolerate very much of their "Crook's Tour" feature before bailing on it. My rating is solely for this wonderful steam-engine spy-thriller. FIVE STARS.

Aug 04, 2014
  • SillyNilly rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love this film! The characters and humour make this a must see for classic movie buffs. Audio commentary was very insightful.

Jun 17, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

For the mystery connoisseur, the puzzle solver, the train lover, one of the best movies ever made. And even just for the entertainment, very fun to watch. Excepting a few of the minor roles, excellent acting all around. The clues are everywhere, hiding in plain sight; but recognizing them for what they are, well, that's another matter altogether. Released in politically charged 1938 Europe. If you watch carefully, you'll see some thinly veiled political statements from the writers and director. Some of the bonus materials -- excepting the short film "Crooks Tour", don't bother with that --- are well worth the time. The audio commentary, the excerpts from the Hitchcock/Truffaut interview, and the "Mystery Train" segment are especially interesting. The film is closed captioned, but not the other material. Highly recommended.

May 31, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was good, but I think Hitchcock's later American productions are superior. In all fairness though, he was hampered by budget. If you want to know more about the film, I recommend a second go-around with the commentary on.

May 01, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Be prepared to be surprised and captivated. Viewers were taken for a ride literally when a kind older lady disappeared on a train ride between a fictitious Eastern European country and London. Caption available via AV port instead of HDMI port for the main feature but not for the bonus film on disc 2.

Nov 08, 2013

No captions for the hearing impaired

Jul 16, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A gripping tale; howver, I'm not sure about the beginning which seems to long from what it adds to the film.

Apr 11, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Despite it being done in my grandparent's time, I rather enjoyed this film. It had characters that you really cared about and a good mystery to it! Anyone who like Hitchcock (and retro films) will appreciate this film!

Jan 28, 2012
  • ThelmaPickles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

What a gem! This was the last film Hitchcock made in Britain before immigrating to America. It features all of the hallmarks of his best films - a capitivating and intelligent melange of humor, romance and suspense. This DVD is from Criterion and features a very good commentary track as well as audio of Hitchcock from his famous interview with Truffaut. A delight for cinephiles everywhere.

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Jan 04, 2015
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gilbert: "Come on, sit down, take it easy. What's the trouble?" Iris Henderson: "If you must know, something fell on my head." Gilbert: "When? Infancy?"

May 03, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Woman: Why should you imagine I am telling a lie?
Man: Apart from the fact that you barely remember what the woman looked like, perhaps you could explain why six persons should lie? I can't.
Woman: Unless one person's lying and the others are backing her up. In which case it's her word against mine. As I'm English and you're English and this concerns an English woman … it's your duty to believe me.
Man: Do not confuse patriotism with prejudice. Besides your insinuation is absurd.
What motive would the Baroness have for lying?


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Nov 18, 2011
  • imartin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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