Vertigo [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [1958]

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  • Release Date: 05/06/2014
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 15)

Special Features


  • Obsessed with Vertigo: New life for Hitchcock's masterpiece
  • Partners in crime: Hitchcock's collaborators
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut interview excerpts
  • Foreign censorship ending
  • The Vertigo archives
  • Feature Commentary with Film Director William Friedkin

Synopsis


Vertigo
Dismissed when first released, later heralded as one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films (and, according to Hitchcock, his most personal one), this adaptation of the French novel D'entre les morts weaves an intricate web of obsession and deceit. It opens as Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) realizes he has vertigo, a condition resulting in a fear of heights, when a police officer is killed trying to rescue him from falling off a building. Scottie then retires from his position as a private investigator, only to be lured into another case by his old college friend, Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore). Elster's wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), has been possessed by a spirit, and Elster wants Scottie to follow her. He hesitantly agrees, and thus begins the film's wordless montage as Scottie follows the beautiful yet enigmatic Madeleine through 1950s San Francisco (accompanied by Bernard Herrmann's hypnotic score). After saving her from suicide, Scottie begins to fall in love with her, and she appears to feel the same way. Here tragedy strikes, and each twist in the movie's second half changes our preconceptions about the characters and events. In 1996 a new print of Vertigo was released, restoring the original grandeur of the colors and the San Francisco backdrop, as well as digitally enhancing the soundtrack. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • James Stewart
    James Stewart - John "Scottie" Ferguson
  • Kim Novak
    Kim Novak - Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton
  • Barbara Bel Geddes
    Barbara Bel Geddes - Marjorie "Midge" Wood
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    Tom Helmore - Gavin Elster
  • Henry Jones
    Henry Jones - Coroner



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hitchcock at his most personal

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    prlwctd

    This Alfred Hitchcock film is often regarded as his most personal. An detective (James Stewart) with acrophobia (a fear which both he & the audience discover in the film's terrific opening sequence) reconnects with a college chum who asks him to follow his troubled wife (Kim Novak), who may be suicidal. As he does so, he finds himself falling in love with her. What happens next must be seen to be believed. Many critics have said that this film should be seen more than once. You'll no doubt agree with that sentiment if you're a Hitchcock fan. Bernard Herrmann score is probably the most hypnotic musical score for any film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dizzyingly Compelling

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    MosesX
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    Hitch at his best, part ghost story, part murder mystery, part doomed love noir, part crime thriller…all in beautiful technicolor San Francisco of the late 50s

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic remastered for Blu ray

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    antennahead
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    This movie received a full restoration and it shows. I won't review the movie, if you're a Hitchcock fan you should already know about. I was very happy with how great this classic looks now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love me some J Stew

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    meganmariemill
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    I love this movie!!! A classic that should be in everyone’s movie collection. And it looks so great in blu-ray

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome movie

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    B00B00Bear
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    An oldie and a goodie. Nothing better than popping in an old movie, on new technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    onemagicomputer
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    I love this movie. It is very entertaining. The picture quality is the best

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    a great movie

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    mitre
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    the movie was great and it was at a great price so it was impossible to pass up

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Classic Movie

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    SDB111
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    A great classic movie. Best Buy has the best selection of movies at great prices.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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