Rent Vertigo (1958)

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2h 4min
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Synopsis:
After he saves her from drowning in the bay, Scottie's (James Stewart) interest shifts from business to fascination with the icy, alluring blonde. When tragedy strikes and Madeleine (Kim Novak) dies, Scottie is devastated. But when he finds another woman remarkably like his lost love, the now obsessed detective must unravel the secrets of the past to find the key to his future.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Alfred Hitchcock
Voiced By:
David McElhatton
Writers:
Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor
Others:
Henry Bumstead, Frank McKelvy, Hal Pereira, Sam Comer, George Dutton
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/04/2000
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Obsessed with Vertigo Featurette
  • Feature Commentary
  • Cast and Filmmakers' Notes
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Production Notes
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/09/2013
Run Time:
128 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece
  • Partners in Crime: Hitchcock's Collaborators
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut
  • Interview Excerpts
  • Foreign Censorship Ending
  • The Vertigo Archives
  • Feature Commentary with Director
  • William Friedkin
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Restoration Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (4) of Vertigo

Very dated but enjoyable melodrama - Vertigo review by PV

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05/04/2014

When watching this, first remember that the story comes from a novel - the sort of melodrama novel best forgotten now - and that Hitch had a screenplay to work with. I tend to get annoyed that people think film directors create everything - the story, the script, the characters. They don't/ They merely interpret it.

Having said that, this is an enjoyable watch. Very dated though - and perhaps the trendy (for 1958) dream sequence bit is the most dated of all. Strange to think just 10 years after this it was 1968 with all that implies.

Efficiently directed. Unbelievable plot twist at the end (from the book), and a plot hole in Stewart's first hotel visit looking for the girl.

The direction of the height scenes with camera effects is still effective though; probably the best bit is the opening sequence though - which has been much copied in more recent movies.

Three stars.

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Classic - Vertigo review by Big Bob

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31/10/2017

This is quite simply fabulous. It has clues running through it but the end still catches you out the first time you see it. One of the better Hitchcocks and really worth watching.

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Not very convincing - Vertigo review by George

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05/03/2019

This is not Hitchcock at his best. My wife and I were really looking forward to our viewing, but found the film slow and in the end totally unbelievable. It does not live up to its reputation, which led us to expect something better. Some films, like Casablanca, stand the test of time and can be watched again and again with great enjoyment. Not so Vertigo.

George Roby.

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