Rebecca – Criterion [DVD] (1940) *VERY RARE OOP NEW*

Rebecca – Criterion [DVD] (1940) *VERY RARE OOP NEW*


“Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Rebecca’s haunting opening line conjures the entirety of Hitchcock’s romantic, suspenseful, elegant film. A young woman (Joan Fontaine) believes her every dream has come true when her whirlwind romance with the dashing Maxim de Winter (Sir Laurence Olivier) culminates in marriage. But she soon realizes that Rebecca, the dead first Mrs. De Winter, haunts both the temperamental, brooding Maxim and the de Winter mansion, Manderley. In order for Maxim and the new Mrs. De Winter to have a future, Rebecca’s spell must be broken and the mystery of her violent death unraveled. The first collaboration between producer David O. Selznick and Hitchcock, Rebecca was adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s popular novel and won the 1940 Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Cinematography (Black and White).

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Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.
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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Produced by David O. Selznick
Screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood
Joan Harrison
Philip MacDonald
Michael Hogan
Based on Rebecca by
Daphne du Maurier
Starring Laurence Olivier
Joan Fontaine
Music by Franz Waxman
Cinematography George Barnes
Edited by W. Donn Hayes
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • March 21, 1940 (Miamipremiere)
  • April 12, 1940 (USA)
Running time
130 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,288,000
Box office $6 million

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Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 × 1.0 × 7.3 in


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  • Isolated music and effects track
  • New digital film and sound restoration
  • Rare screen, hair, makeup, and costume tests including Vivien Leigh, Anne Baxter, Loretta Young, Margaret Sullavan, and Joan Fontaine
  • Footage from the 1940 Annual Academy Awards ceremony, at which Rebecca won Best Picture and Best Cinematography Oscars
  • Hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos chronicling the film’s production from location scouting, set photos, and wardrobe continuity to ads, posters, lobby cards, and promotional memorabilia
  • Illustrated essay on Daphne du Maurier, author of the book on which Rebecca is based
  • Hitchcock on Rebecca: excerpts from the director’s conversations with filmmaker Francois Truffaut
  • Phone interviews with star Joan Fontaine and Dame Judith Anderson from 1986
  • Hitchcock’s casting notes
  • Reissue trailer
  • Production correspondence and casting notes
  • 1939 test screening questionnaire
  • Complete broadcast of the 1938 Campbell Playhouse radio adaptation, starring Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre players, including an interview with Daphne du Maurier
  • 1941 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast starring Ronald Colman & Ida Lupino, including and an interview with David O. Selznick
  • 1950 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast starring Laurence Olivier & Vivian Leigh
  • Liner notes by Robin Wood, author of the groundbreaking book Hitchcock’s Film and Hitchcock’s Film Revisited in a 22-page booklet