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Lady Vanishes [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.6 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Tgg Direct
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005BI9E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 549,555 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Many films since have tried to make hay out of a similar concept, just how can a woman go missing from a moving train without anyone seemingly having seen her, but none have ever made for a movie quite as good as this genuine classic from 1938.

Of course the audience knows that Miss Foy, a delightful turn from Dame May Whitty, was on the train and we soon learn the reasons why the other passengers don't believe, or won't back up, Iris Henderson (another great turn from Margaret Lockwood) when she insists that the old woman has, well, vanished. Two bumbling Englishmen don't want to miss the test cricket, a lawyer doesn't get involved because he's in the middle of an illicit romantic affair.

When it was remade in 1979, badly, the action almost immediately cut to everyone meeting on the train; here almost 20 minutes elapses before we get to that point and the time invested at the beginning in this filling out of the story pays off superbly when the crunch comes further down the line giving the viewer a greater, and more logical, insight into the intimacy that has developed between the characters.

Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave share a flirtatious rapport and the humour in the film is charming in the extreme. Throw in a little pre-war propaganda (although on this note, its interesting to watch the bumbling Englishmen of Charters & Coldicutt) and you have an admittedly light concoction, but one that is perfectly assembled. And as numerous subsequent attempts along the same lines have proved, it's impossible to improve on perfection.
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This is one of the greatest comedy mysteries of all time and if you haven't seen it yet then your film education is sadly remiss. The script is witty and clever, the acting has just the right lightness of touch for this genre and Hitchcock's direction is as masterful as ever. And what's more - this time Carlton have produced a fantastic print of the film: it looks gorgeous!! And this gives really added value to what is already a smashing film. As I noted in a previous review, the old Cinema Classics DVD print was shameful - but I have to give credit here where it is due; this is excellent. Well done Carlton. Great film, beautifully reproduced. This is a perfect film for a cold winter's afternoon in front of the fire. Buy it now.
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This is one of the greatest comedy mysteries of all time and if you haven't seen it yet then your film education is sadly remiss. The script is witty and clever, the acting has just the right lightness of touch for this genre and Hitchcock's direction is as masterful as ever. However this Cinema Club DVD version is appalling: the sound is lousy and the print is a disgrace - there is even a dirty great scratch all the way down the right hand side of the print for all of the last reel! Why bother doing a DVD transfer when they are not prepared to do some work on the film to make it look and sound as good as possible? The publishers should hang their heads in shame. This is a 5 star film on a no star print. An insult.
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Since Hitchcock's classic 1938 film is now in the public domain there are some dodgy DVD releases available - all of them on sale to unwary customers on Amazon. Some have been mastered from poor quality prints, while at least one release has (sacrilegiously!) edited the film to cut out all references to cricket so as not to bewilder American viewers. The latter move destroys one of the best running gags in the film done with deadpan seriousness by the comic double act of Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford. Rest assured this edition issued by ITV Studios (the names of Carlton and the Rank Organisation appear on the rear of the DVD) comes in a very good quality print and not a second has been shaved off the running time of this delightful comedy-drama.
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For me this is one of Hitchcock's, and therefore cinema's, very best films and Criterion have done a great job here because this could easily be shown at the cinema today.The print to my eyes is generally flawless.The sound is very good too and I'd say that overall this is well worth paying the extra money for.

The second disc contains,amongst other things,an engrossing documentary,and a Charters and Caldicott adventure, Crook's Tour.It's set in the Middle East,but it suffers badly from being very studio bound and without Hitchcock's flair the characters to me lose a good deal of their lustre.I watched 15 minutes and then gave up and put the disc away for another day.Even so, it does give some added value and takes some of the sting out of paying fifteen quid for a 70 year old film,even if it is a classic.
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This was Hitchcock's last film before his triumphant defection to the US (aside from the obviously-contractually-obliged "Jamaica Inn"), and as a result it sees him at the top of his first major artistic peak. It comes after his six strongest films (all of them thrillers) and in retrospect provides an excellent full stop before his hesitant start in America.
Margaret Lockwood is the vulnerable central heroine, to whom things happen purely by accident. She is the "Did I/Didn't I" witness to the abduction of the apparently harmless old lady Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty), and goes through quite a substantial amount of self-doubt before becoming sure of what she saw.
Stiff upper lipped Michael Redgrave provides an excellent (and amusing) shoulder to cry on, before the whole plot is revealed and turns into a shootout between secret agents.
Whitty is excellent as the frail (but secretly hard as nails) Miss Froy, and Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne are rightly vaunted as the "couldn't give a stuff" double-act of Charters and Cauldicott.
Excellent, sexy, thrilling, droll English Hitch. You can forget later versions of this film, they just don't cut it.
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