- Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
Other Sellers on Amazon
Rebecca  [DVD]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
|Price:||£4.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Frequently Bought Together
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Alfred Hitchcock's debut US film stars Joan Fontaine as a young woman who, after a brief Monte Carlo courtship and a rushed marriage, returns with the handsome and mysterious Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) to his Cornish country estate, Manderlay. The new bride receives a hostile reaction from the housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Judith Anderson), and finds herself intimidated and overcome by the surviving traces of de Winter's first wife, Rebecca. Then, as she becomes more and more unhappy, she stumbles upon the secret of Rebecca's death.
"Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderley again..." From the first classic line of this unforgettable film, Rebecca casts its spell. David O. Selznick brought Alfred Hitchcock to the United States in order to give this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel the proper atmosphere. The resulting film is a stunning marriage of their sensibilities. It paid off critically and financially as well. Like Gone with the Wind, which Selznick released a year earlier, Rebecca won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Laurence Olivier stars as Maxim de Winter, who, reeling from the recent and unexpected death of his glamorous wife Rebecca, impulsively marries a young and adoring governess (Joan Fontaine). The new Mrs de Winter tries to fit into her role as mistress of the great house Manderley, but every step she takes is haunted by Rebecca's spirit. The ghost's brooding presence is personified by the insanely meticulous Mrs Danvers, brilliantly portrayed by Judith Anderson. As Fontaine's character begins to uncover the dark secrets of the de Winter clan, the house seems to take on a life of its own.
Passionate love and romance blend seamlessly with typically Hitchcockian emphases on guilt, sexuality and Gothic horror. The production values are stunning and the cast is excellent, down to the least of the supporting players. While Rebecca has enough surprises to captivate even the most jaded of moviegoers, it is also one of those rare films that improves with each viewing. --Raphael Shargel --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
This wonderfully atmospheric tale, complete with swirling fog and spooky organ music, will take you away to the glamourous, yet lonely world of Manderley. Joan Fontaine gives a breathtaking performance, convincing us she really is crippled with feelings of inadequacy, despite being a flawless beauty. Judith Anderson is unforgettable as the sneering housekeeper. Laurence Olivier makes a properly snobbish and brooding Maxim, and manages to be the hero despite a very fatal flaw. The title character, Rebecca (the first Mrs. de Winter), is never seen, but makes her intimidating presence known. If you like gothic romances filled with 1940's elegance and lots of creepy atmosphere, you'll enjoy Rebecca.
One of the great thrillers of all time and a film that must be added to any Hitchcock fan's movie collection.
They stayed incredibly close to the novel, in fact they didn't really change anything, they simply just had to leave things out (which actually slowed down the plot so it's a plus for the movie).
I remember being so shocked by the end, it's got a good twist (better than some movies these days). I didn't care that it was black and white and that feminism wasn't around so much at that stage, Joan Fontaine just makes you believe her need to please and to fit in, especially in the awesome shadow of the former wife Rebecca, and her housekeeper Ms. Danvers, who the new Mrs. De Winter feels she must impress. You can literally feel Mrs. De Winter's suffocating need to please. Feeling empathy toward her is easy during this movie.
Watch it, watch it again, and keep watching it! You won't be disappointed, even after several views!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as a present for my mum along with some other old favourites . She was happy with all of them . Delivery was around four days after ordering .Published 1 day ago by peaches71
If you think that talkies had only been going for12 years when this film was made it gives some idea of Hitchcocks sublime presence. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. G. Harrison
Cleverly built up, with tension being ramped up incrementally, the film involves a beautiful but innocent young wife (wonderfully played by Fontaine) who struggles to accommodate... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hon Aubrey Wilson