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Rebecca [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1940]

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  • Release Date: 09/05/2017
  • Rating: NR

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    Rebecca [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1940]
    Rebecca [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1940]
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    Special Features

    • Audio Commentary from 1990 featuring film scholar Leonard J. Leff
    • Audio Interviews from 1986 with actor Judith Anderson and Fontaine
    • Casting Gallery with notes by Director Alfred Hitchcock and Producer David 0' Selznick
    • 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, Annie Baxter, Vivien Leigh, Margaret Sullavan, Loretta Young
    • Hitchcock interviewed by Tom Snyder on a 1973 episode of NBC's Tomorrow
    • Isolated music and effects track
    • Making-of documentary from 2007
    • New 4K Digital Restoration
    • 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
    • Plus: An essay by critic and Setznick biographer David Thomson and selected Setznick production correspondence, including with Hitchcock
    • Theatrical re-release trailer
    • Three radio versions of Rebecca, from 1958, 1941, and 1950, including Orson Welle's adaptation of the novel for the Mercury Theatre
    • Tomorrow interview with Fontaine from 1980


    Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, the classic psychological thriller Rebecca was Alfred Hitchcock's first American film. Joan Fontaine plays the unnamed narrator, a young woman who works as a companion to the well-to-do Mrs. Van Hopper (Florence Bates). She meets the wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) in Monte Carlo, where they fall in love and get married. Maxim takes his new bride to Manderlay, a large country estate in Cornwall. However, the mansion's many servants refuse to accept her as the new lady of the house. They seem to be loyal to Maxim's first wife, Rebecca, who died under mysterious circumstances. Particularly cruel to her is the prim housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), who is obsessed with Rebecca. She continually attests to her beauty and virtues (referring to her as "the real Mrs. de Winter") and even preserves her former bedroom as a shrine. The new Mrs. de Winter is nearly driven to madness as she begins to doubt her relationship with her husband and the presence of Rebecca starts to haunt her. Eventually, an investigation leads to the revelation about Rebecca's true nature. Producer David O. Selznick had the final cut of the picture, which was drastically altered from Hitchcock's original vision. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Laurence Olivier
      Laurence Olivier - Maxim de Winter
    • Joan Fontaine
      Joan Fontaine - Mrs. de Winter
    • George Sanders
      George Sanders - Jack Favell
    • Judith Anderson
      Judith Anderson - Mrs. Danvers
    • Nigel Bruce
      Nigel Bruce - Maj. Giles Lacey

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Daphne's Masterpiece Thriller!


      This Hitchcock version of Daphne Du Maurier's masterpeice thriller Rebecca is a must have! This is perfect for a rainy day when you do not have enough time to finish the novel. The cast is an awesome ensemble of characters that absolutely bring Du Maurier's magical world to life!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A subtle mystery that is packed with spookiness.

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is Alfred Hitchcock at his best. Well directed, he can create mystery and scariness with just suggestion, leaving the viewer to dream up all sorts of things in one's own mind. Brilliant acting with a super supporting cast. First class all around!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hitchcock's First American Film - a classic!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Alfred Hitchcock's first film in the United States was Rebbeca. With a stellar cast and apt direction, Hitchcock created an instant film classic that weathers the time very-very well.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best DVD ever

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      Loved this movie since I was in high school in 1974. Captivating story by the author that wrote "The Birds". Hitchcock directs the definitive version.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Old Movie

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is one of the classic. A great mystery and love story. Who killed first wife?

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must see movie

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      One of the best classic novels on film. A must see for any movie buff!!

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