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Laura [Blu-ray] [1944]

  • SKU: 20856381
  • Release Date: 02/05/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by composer David Raskin and film professor Jeanine Basinger
    • Commentery by film historian Rudy Behlmer
    • Gene Tierney: a shattered portrait and Vincent Price: the versatile villain as seen on biography on the A&E network
    • Deleted scene
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Extended movie version
    • The Obsession

    Synopsis


    Laura
    This adaptation of Vera Caspary's suspense novel was begun by director Rouben Mamoulien and cinematographer Lucien Ballard, but thanks to a complex series of backstage intrigues and hostilities, the film was ultimately credited to director Otto Preminger and cameraman Joseph LaShelle (who won an Oscar for his efforts). At the outset of the film, it is established that the title character, Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney), has been murdered. Tough New York detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the killing, methodically questioning the chief suspects: Waspish columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), wastrel socialite Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price), and Carpenter's wealthy "patroness" Ann Treadwell (Judith Anderson). The deeper he gets into the case, the more fascinated he becomes by the enigmatic Laura, literally falling in love with the girl's painted portrait. As he sits in Laura's apartment, ruminating over the case and his own obsessions, the door opens, the lights switch on, and in walks Laura Hunt, very much alive! To tell any more would rob the reader of the sheer enjoyment of watching this stylish film noir unfold on screen. Everything clicks in Laura, from the superbly bitchy peformance of Clifton Webb (a veteran Broadway star who became an overnight movie favorite with this film) to the haunting musical score by David Raskin. Long available only in the 85-minute TV version Laura has since been restored to its original 88-minute running time. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gene Tierney
      Gene Tierney - Laura Hunt
    • Dana Andrews
      Dana Andrews - Mark McPherson
    • Clifton Webb
      Clifton Webb - Waldo Lydecker
    • Vincent Price
      Vincent Price - Shelby Carpenter
    • Judith Anderson
      Judith Anderson - Ann Treadwell



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Film Noir Mystery Love Story

      Posted
      redhound
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      I have always enjoyed this movie and, really enjoy it in blu-ray. I read of some complaints but I saw no issues with the copy I recieved. The plot moving from murder to love story makes for interesting watching. Dana Andrews as the policeman in charge is very capable. Gene Tierney gives an excellent performance as the victim "risen". Vincent price as the "gigolo" and a narcisstical Clifton Webb make for an interesting mystery. Add in Clark's character starting to fall in love with a painting then the real thing while figuring things out to the climax. People who like this genre should enjoy watching. I do over and over.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

      Posted
      David
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      Maybe the greatest film noir of all time. A must-buy for classic movie fans.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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