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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Psychological Thriller
"Marnie" is one of Hitchcock's darker films that features themes like kleptomania, compulsive lying, female frigidity , dark family secrets and childhood trauma. Phew ! As you can tell , it is not a barrel of laughs, but it is well acted and the plot is developed well. "Marnie" is part romance, part mystery and part thriller and deals with the relationship between a rich,...
Published on 4 May 2006 by L. Davidson

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2.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: Pan-and-scan version of widescreen film
For resons best known to themselves, Universal UK have issued most of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960s/1970s films (The Birds, Marnie, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy) in pan-and-scan 1.33:1 ratio, although these films were originally shown in widescreen (1.85:1).

This is available via Region 1 imported discs - if your DVD player is multi-region - but surely the UK...
Published on 13 Mar 2009 by Kenneth F. Mcara


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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful!, 13 Oct 2013
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the item is very good, super quality. i love it. i will always recommend it to my friends! Just love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marnie DVD, 17 Jun 2013
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This is my favourite film. Recommend to all film buffs not just Hitchcock fans

On DVD it is wonderful; Gives it enhancement
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marnie {Blu-ray} [1964] [Region Free]., 19 Oct 2013
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James "I'm a retired security guard. I enjoy ... (MARYPORT, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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One of my favourite Hitchcock movies and this Blu-ray edition is spot on.It looks great in its natural wide screen ratio and the transfer is probably as good as Universal ever is -- which means it's way short of the Warner Bros. Blu-ray release of North by Northwest which is brilliant. My five stars are for the release in its natural widescreen ratio and acceptable extras.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hoo Hoo! What do you make of this one?, 19 Nov 2000
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Well, you can't grade this film. 2 stars is my opinion. Others would say MINUS 2. Others would say 4.
It's clear Hitchcock lost his way after Psycho, when he became all-too aware of the "Genius" tag applied to him by French critics. With The Birds and this, Marnie, he tried very hard to control what was going on. Too hard.
This is a study of a deeply unsettled woman with a penchant for horses, changing her identity and stealing from her employers.
One such employer (Sean Connery) sees this and tries to tame Marnie -- tries to break her in like the horses she loves. She bolts, but he chases. He doesn't give up, and finally her haunted past is exposed.
All very well. But look. In Psycho the bird imagery bristled under the surface. You have to look for it, and it doesn't provide the centre of the film -- it enhances the story. In The Birds, the bird stuff becomes too heavy handed. They are the centre of the plot, but at such they have no meaning. Why do they attack? Who knows? By the time of Marnie, the horse stuff is just contrived. Oh yeah, very psychological and all, but the hand directing this tale is trying too hard.
Time and again key scenes let the film down. Red flushes for Marnie's anger, the storm in Mark's office, the hunting scene, the honeymoon scene, the woeful word association scene, the final revelation scene. None of them hit the mark.
Around this are some interesting points that could make up classic Hitchcock. The theft from Mark's vault for one, not to mention the excellent opening five minutes. But these are just the left-over bits of a very mangy carcass.
It seems there was a lot of turmoil over this film. Hitchcock wanted Grace Kelly for the lead, but of course it was impossible for the new Princess to be raped by Sean Connery on the big screen. So Tippi Hedren was used, and couldn't carry the big scenes. Worse still, Hitch was developing a "thing" for her. Oh, it all reads so very badly.
Be warned -- other people would have you think otherwise about this film. And opinions will rage. If you want to have an opinion about a Hitchcock, Marnie and The Birds are the films to wield.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There cannot be such mechanical determinism in a human being, 6 Feb 2009
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This film is extremely powerful because it centers on a woman who obviously has a problem, not an accident but a problem. We know very fast she is having many identities and that her main objective in the jobs she gets with her charm more than her references is to steal the cash from the firm's safe and leave. We understand she is taking care of a mother of hers with that money more than of herself. One man, one of his employers, officially the fifth one, will though go through the surface and discover who she really is, but he falls in love with her and, being a sort of anthropologist (zoologist is the word he uses, isn't it?) and psychologist, he is fascinated by her criminal personality and her fears and he decides to get her out of both. He has to bring her back to the trauma she lived when a small child and confront her with her own mother and the truth. And she is finally liberated from the fear caused by the absence of conscious memory of her crime at the time. I won't say more on the details. I am interested in the way Hitchcock builds his own case little by little and brings us to the point when the trauma can be relived and revealed. Yet I find his social psychology a little bit simple altogether. He only centers on the negative elements. He should have shown how ambiguous the girl must have been at the time with the two adults she was confronted to and with herself and her own act that made her accept her mother telling a lie to save her, because a child who has committed a crime understands very well when the adult covers his or her mistake and then the feelings are always ambiguous and it is that ambiguity that makes the child forget about the incident that becomes a trauma. The liberation is also absolutely too mechanical to be real. Yes there often is an illumination that is sudden but then the transformation of the traumatized individual is long because the trauma left a lot of traces, blocking elements or just gremlins in the head of the traumatized one. But Hitchcock does it very well. In 1964 he could only be inspired by Freud of whom he proposes a simplified reading, but today he would appear as a disciple of Ron L. Hubbard because dianetics is just what this film is, a mechanical and simplified version of psychoanalysis. That's another Hitchcock film from the 60s that has suffered some with the passing of time.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University Paris Dauphine, University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne & University Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marnie, 1 Aug 2013
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One of the true great films with the actor Sean Connery.

Great story-line, and have watched a few times, so recommend you buying this copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hitchcock at his best., 23 April 2013
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After seeing a video about Hitchcock making this film and his relationship with Tippi Hendron we had to buy the video of "Marnie"
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5.0 out of 5 stars the service was very good, 16 April 2013
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i thought it was very good quality and watching iwill be telling my friends all about it thanks so much
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Facinating Hitchcock film, 7 Oct 2007
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Tippi Hedrin plays Marnie, a compulsive thief who cannot stand to be touched by any man. She also goes bonkers over the sight of the color red. Psychiatrist Mark Rutland played by Sean Connery is intrigued by Marnie so much that he marries her. Rutland is in his own way has problems his desire to marry a thief. After many plot twists and turns, Marnie is "cured" by a flashback sequence involving her ex-hooker mother.
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4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value For Money! "MARNIE", 14 Oct 2001
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"MARNIE" is not only a fantasic Hitchcock thriller, it has many brilliant features to offer on DVD. Have you ever wondered how Hitchcock felt when he made this movie? Now you can find out! This exellent DVD offers the highest of special features! The DVD also contains interviews from cast and crew revealing secret information never before seen displaying some of Hichcock's highest methods of film making. Step into Hitchcock's shoes and see how "Marnie" was REALLY made. -An absolute MUST for collectors.
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