The Lady Vanishes (The Criterion Collection) (1938) DVD
  • DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
  • CastBasil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Greta Gynt, Abraham Sofaer, Charles Oliver
  • Film Genre UK Cinema
  • CountryUSA
  • Language English
  • Subtitle undetermined
  • Runtime96mins
  • Disc2
  • FormatDVD
  • RegionDVD REGION 1
  • Weight(kg)0.20kg
  • ISBN715515026727
Regular PriceHK$320

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The Lady Vanishes (The Criterion Collection) (1938) DVD

The Lady Vanishes

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In Alfred Hitchcock s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets Dame May Whitty s charming old spinster, who seemingly disappears into thin air. Soon enough, the young woman turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. The Lady Vanishes, now in an all-new digital transfer, remains one of the master filmmaker s purest delights.

 

This two-disc package is the second time Lady has been issued by Criterion, and features a (visually and aurally) improved transfer of the film. It retains a commentary from the earlier release, but adds tasty extras: a half-hour documentary from Leonard Leff (standard stuff, but a nice intro to Hitchcockian ideas), plus a 10-minute audio excerpt from Francois Truffaut's legendary book-length interview with Hitch. This is not only a good way to hear Hitchcock on The Lady Vanishes, it's a fascinating ringside seat at an important moment in film history. And then there's Crook's Tour, a fun 1941 feature comedy vehicle for Charters and Caldicott, the two characters played by Radford and Wayne (they'd been such a hit in The Lady Vanishes that audiences demanded more of them, leading to a long-term teaming in film and radio). All good--but Lady itself is the ride you'll be returning to again and again.