Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Just The Discs - Bonus Episode - Hitchcock's REBECCA on Blu-ray from Criterion ""

Friday, September 15, 2017

Just The Discs - Bonus Episode - Hitchcock's REBECCA on Blu-ray from Criterion

On this Bonus episode, I talk about Hitchcock's debut American film REBECCA and the lovely new Criterion Blu-ray.

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Supplements for this Criterion Blu-ray include:
-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 Sullavan, 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, 1941, and 1950, including Orson Welles’s adaptation of the novel for the Mercury Theatre
-Theatrical rerelease trailer
-PLUS: An essay by critic and Selznick biographer David Thomson and selected Selznick production correspondence, including with Hitchcock


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