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Uniform Title:
Rebecca (Motion picture)
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
General Note:
Special features on disc one: Commentary from 1990 by film scholar Leonard J. Leff ; new conversation between film critic and author Molly Haskell and scholar Patricia White ; Making-of-documentary from 2007 ; Theatrical release trailer ; isolated music and effects track ; on disc two: 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 ; 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. Container booklet includes an essay "Welcome to the Haunted House" by critic and Selznick biographer David Thompson and selected Selznick production correspondence, including with Hitchcock.
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Geographic Term:
A young woman who believes she has found her heart's desire when she marries the dashing aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter. But upon moving to Manderley, her groom's baroque ancestral mansion, she soon learns that his deceased wife's memory haunts not only the home but the temperamental, brooding Maxim as well.
System Details:
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital monaural.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).