The Lady Vanishes (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)

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The Lady Vanishes (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1938
  • Label: Criterion
  • Note: Audio commentary featuring film historian Bruce Eder
    • Crook's Tour, a 1941 feature-length adventure film starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne as Charters and Caldicott, their beloved characters from The Lady Vanishes
    • Excerpts from Fran├žois Truffaut's legendary 1962 audio interview with director Alfred Hichcock
    • Mystery Train, a video essay about Hitchcock and The Lady Vanishes by Hichcock scholar Leonard Leff
    • Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and promotional art
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by &
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Cinematography by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 10/01/2003
"Ingeniously scripted by Launder and Gilliat....[The film] makes very inventive use of the confined space..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/30/2007
"[A] thrilling riddle of a film set within the gathering storm of war." -- Grade: A-
Empire - 02/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "Hitchcock's penultimate British movie....Every character turns out to be different from how they first appear."

Plot Synopsis:

When a young woman on a train meets a charming old lady who promptly disappears, the other passengers deny having seen her, leading the young woman to suspect conspiracy. Hitchcock's final low-budget U.K. production before leaving for Hollywood stands as an extremely deft cocktail of comedy, romance, and suspense.

Plot Keywords:

British | Essential Cinema | Kidnapping And Missing Persons | Mystery | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: August 1938.
  • Hitch onscreen: Hitchcock appears as a pedestrian with a cigar.
  • The set was one 90-foot-long coach, with other cars made by transparancies or miniatures.
  • Voted One of the Ten Best Films of the Year by The New York Times.
  • Voted One of the Best Films of All Time by the SIGHT & SOUND Critics Poll: Paul Zimmerman (1972), Philip French (1992).
  • While shooting, Hitchcock got a cable from David O. Selznick asking him to come to Hollywood to direct a picture about the sinking of the Titanic.

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