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    Unique ID Code: 0000024594
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    Added on: 17/10/2001 19:51
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    39 Steps, The (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Handcuffed To The Girl Who Double-Crossed Him
    Certificate: U
    Running Time: 78 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Alfred Hitchcock considered `The 39 Steps` to be one of his favourite films, partly because it launched his classic theme of the innocent man on the run from villains and lawmen alike, and partly because of the film`s exhilirating pace.

    Robert Donat stars as Richard Hannay in this freely adapted version of John Buchan`s story. Despite repeated re-makes, Hitchcock`s riveting original remains unequalled.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Pan & Scan 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English

    Directed By:
    Alfred Hitchcock

    Written By:

    John Laurie
    Peggy Ashcroft
    Godfrey Tearle
    Lucie Mannheim
    Madeleine Carroll
    Robert Donat

    Soundtrack By:
    Hubert Bath

    Director of Photography:
    Bernard Knowles

    Derek N. Twist

    Costume Designer:
    Joe Strassner

    Ivor Montagu
    Michael Balcon


    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    This slightly overrated classic has Hitchcock written all over it.
    The video transfer is average, but considering the source material`s age, it is acceptable. There are no compression signs at all but the picture is not too clear and sharp. Numerous scratches and dust particles can be easily spotted as well.
    The DD 2.0 (mono through the 2 front speakers) soundtrack is ok. Naturally, the surrounds are not used. The dialog is mostly understandable.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The disk contains no extras at all.
    Bottom line - a true classic that had aged quite a bit since its original release.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 22/1/2002 15:17