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    Added on: 1/2/2003 21:15
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    Rear Window (UK)

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    A macabre tale of voyeurism and murder
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 115 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    None of Hitchcock`s films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window.

    When professional photographer J.B "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events... Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in all of film history.

    Special Features:
    Documentary On The Screenwriter, John Michael Hayes
    `Making Of` Documentary
    Picture Gallery
    Re-release Trailer
    Interactive Menu
    Scene Access

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Mono English
    Dolby Digital Mono German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Alfred Hitchcock

    Written By:

    James Stewart
    Grace Kelly
    Wendell Corey
    Thelma Ritter
    Raymond Burr

    Soundtrack By:
    Franz Waxman

    Music From:
    Leonard Bernstein
    Friedrich von Flotow

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Burks

    George Tomasini

    Costume Designer:
    Edith Head

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Universal Pictures

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    8 / 10
    This movie has all the normal Hitchcock elements that make it a classic suspense movie. This is the original movie that has been remade many times with different settings. Jimmy Stewert plays an adventurous photographer who is confined to a wheelchair after an accident at a race circuit. Bored and restless, he takes to observing his neighbours and begins to suspect that one of his neighbours has murdered his wife. His rich girlfriend, Grace Kelly, often comes to visit him and the pair become convinced that the murder has taken place. This film has a wicked blend of suspense and paranoia that make it thrilling. Jimmy Stewert is excellent as always. The picture is fantastically restored from its original print. Great detail and sharpness. Naturally there is some aging of the print but overall its a great effort. The sound is a decent mono track. A 5.1 track certainly would have done some good as the background score is very important and creates a tense atmosphere. There are extras including a trailer and a look at the making of and restoration of the movie. A great dvd overall. Essential viewing for all movie fans. Rent first and if you like it, buy it
    posted by dicanio on 23/2/2004 12:20