- DVD MYSTERY/THRILLER (CEN, WSQ)
Two-DVD special edition.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Gladys Cooper, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Florence Bates, Melville Cooper, Leo G. Carroll, Leonard Carey, Lumsden Hare, Edward Fielding, Philip Winter, Forrester Harvey.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 
2 videodiscs (130 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
After a whirlwind romance, mysterious widower Maxim de Winter brings his shy young bride home to his imposing estate, Manderlay. But the new Mrs. de Winter finds her married life dominated by the sinister, almost spectral influence of Maxim's late wife: the brilliant, ravishingly beautiful Rebecca, who, she suspects, still rules both Manderlay and Maxim from beyond the grave.
Title from container.
Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
Special features: New 4K digital restoration ; audio commentary from 1990 featuring film scholar Leonard J. Leff ; isolated music and effects track ; new conversation between film critic and author Molly Haskell and scholar Patricia White ; new interview with film historian Craig Barron on Rebecca's visual effects ; Daphne du Maurier: in the footsteps of "Rebecca," a 2016 French television documentary ; making-of-documentary from 2007 ; footage of screen, hair, makeup, and costume tests for actors Joan Fontaine, Anne Baxter, Vivien Leigh, Margaret Sullivan, and Loretta Young ; casting gallery with notes by director Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick ; Hitchcock interviewed by Tom Snyder on a 1973 episode of NBC's Tomorrow ; Tomorrow interview with Fontaine from 1980 ; audio interviews from 1986 with actor Judith Anderson and Fontaine ; three radio versions of Rebecca, from 1938, 1944, and 1950, including Orson Welles's adaptation of the novel for the Mercury Theater ; theatrical release trailer.