Rent The Lodger (aka The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental

Rent The Lodger (1927)

3.6 of 5 from 80 ratings
1h 19min
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Synopsis:
On hearing reports of the seventh murder by "The Avenger", Daisy (June Tripp) decides to stay with her parents. She is being courted by Joe (Malcolm Keen), a detective, who gets suspicious when her mother rents a room out to a lodger - to whom Daisy is attracted. While the lodger is out Joe takes the opportunity to search his room - there he finds a gun, some press clippings of the killings and a map of the murders...
Actors:
, , , , , Daisy Campbell, Maudie Dunham, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Michael Balcon, Carlyle Blackwell
Writers:
Marie Belloc Lowndes, Eliot Stannard, Alfred Hitchcock
Aka:
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Studio:
Whe Europe Limited
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/04/2004
Run Time:
79 minutes
Languages:
Silent
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not available for rental
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, Silent
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • In-Depth Interview with Nitin Sawhney
  • Image Gallery

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Reviews (2) of The Lodger

Hitchcock's breakthrough hit. - The Lodger review by Steve

Spoiler Alert
24/02/2021

This is the production that the director liked to think of as the first true Hitchcock film, though it took a while for him to make good on its promise. 

An unknown serial killer is murdering blondes in London. A jittery Ivor Novello is the wrong man who the police and the public figure for the killer.

Hitch returned from Germany obviously influenced by expressionism, and FW Murnau in particular. There are many memorably visual images, like when the family of the landlord are discussing their new tenant, and the ceiling disappears to reveal the agitated Novello pacing in the room above.

This is a wonderful film, probably the best silent film made in the UK. It's full of riffs and motifs and that we would see again from the Master over the years (including a cameo from the director). It tells its story with great clarity and suspense, with many moments of humour and for the first time, his camera truly comes alive.

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Unwatchable - The Lodger review by JJ

Spoiler Alert
02/06/2022

Terrible video quality on the DVD. Frame jumping around like a Unsteadicam wielded by a suffering crackhead. Nasty!

I'll give the Blu-ray a go instead.

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