Lifeboat (1944) DVD9
"Lifeboat," written by John Steinbeck, is a character-driven story that is masterfully directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who weaves a terrific and timeless tale that delves into the human psyche. Centering on a group of individuals trapped in a lifeboat on the open sea, after their cruise ship had been torpedoed by a Nazi U-Boat during World War II. The survivors on board make up an average sampling of society, from wealthy and posh to common blue collar individuals, even a former thief, who all share the common goal of basic survival. Shortly after the group gathers into the lifeboat, they are joined by an unknown individual who appears at the side of the boat seeking rescue. Once the stranger is welcomed aboard, he is quickly identified as none other than the captain of the Nazi U-Boat that sunk their cruise ship. Confrontations between class and race all play a factor as the survivors endure mental and physical strains of having limited food and water supply and dealing with the elements of the open sea, while trying to decide if they can trust the former member of the U-Boat to utilize his seaworthiness to lead them to safety and not an enemy supply ship.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak
Country: USA
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

Lifeboat (1944) Film Prestige
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DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:33:32 | 7.59 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Russian

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Lifeboat (1944) Eureka - Masters of Cinema
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BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:36:55 | 39.5 Gb + 7.25 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Extras:

The Making of Lifeboat - a documentary on the making of Lifeboat featuring interviews with Pat Hitchcock O'Connell (daughter of Alfred Hitchcock), Dr. Drew Casper, Hitchcock Professor of American Film (University of Southern California), and Robert Demott, editor, Library of America. In English, not subtitled. (20 min, 480/60i).

Hitchcock/Truffaut - an excerpt from Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut's famous 1962 conversation. The two directors discuss Lifeboat and the circumstances surrounding Hitchcock's wartime shorts. (With translator Helen Scott). Audio only. (12 min).

Two Short Films:

-- Bon Voyage (1944). A young RAF sergeant explains how he escaped from a German-occupied territory. In French, with optional English subtitles. (26 min, 1080p).

-- Aventure Malgache (1944). In this short British propaganda film, a French actor recalls his time in the Resistance. In French, with optional English subtitles. (32 min, 1080p).

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