Rebecca (1940) DVD9 + DVD5 Criterion Collection
Sir Laurence Olivier plays "Maxim" de Winter, a recently widowed wealthy older man described as having been madly in love with his wife before her tragic boating accident. Joan Fontaine plays a young paid lady companion who far too quickly becomes The Second Mrs. de Winter. The two of them first meet in Monte Carlo, have a whirlwind romance for a couple of days, and are then forced into deciding whether or not to marry because of an unexpected, hasty departure of Fontaine's employer.

After a quick Justice of the Peace marriage and a brief romantic honeymoon, the two of them arrive at famous Manderley (Maxim's family estate) and the second Mrs. de Winter is confronted by the memory of the first Mrs. de Winter, Rebecca. On every level she compares herself to her husband's most beautiful and poised first wife. Judith Anderson plays Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper who took care of Rebecca and later Maxim after her death. George Sanders plays Jack Favell, who was Rebecca's favorite cousin. As these characters interact, the truth about the past unfolds in a suspenseful and chilling manner.


DVD9 + DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:10:56 | 7.62 Gb + 3.78 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper
Country: USA

Extras:
• Audio Commentary With Film Scholar Leonard J. Leff
• Isolated Music and Effects Track
• Rare Screen, Hair, Makeup and Costume Tests
• Hitchcock on Rebecca
• Phone Interviews With Stars Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson
• Hundreds of Behind the Scenes Photos Chronicling the Film’s Production
• Production Correspondence and Casting Notes
• Deleted Scene Script Excerpts
• 1939 Test Screening Questionnaire
• Essay on Rebecca Author Daphne du Maurier
• Footage from the 1940 Academy Awards Ceremony
• Re-issue Trailer
• Three Hours of Complete Radio Show Adaptations:
-- 1938 Mercury Theatre, featuring Orson Welles & Margaret Sullavan (59:46)
-- 1941 Lux Radio Theatre, with Ronald Coleman, Ida Lupino & Judith Anderson, featuring special guests Cecil B. DeMille & David O. Selznick (58:49)
-- 1950 Lux Radio Theatre, with Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and Intermission Guest Barbara Rush (1:00:27)

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