For his first American film, Alfred Hitchcock teamed up with producer David O. Selznick (Gone With the Wind) to create a "spine-tingling" (LA Weekly) romantic thriller that Won the ACADEMY AWARD® for Best Picture. Based on Daphne Du Maurier's timeless novel, this dark, atmospheric tale of fatal obsession features Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson, as well as a "haunting score by Franz Waxman" (Leonard Maltin).
After a whirlwind romance, mysterious widower Maxim de Winter (Olivier) brings his shy, young bride (Fontaine) home to his imposing estate, Manderley. But the new Mrs. de Winter finds her married life dominated by the sinister, almost spectral influence of Maxim's late wife: the brilliant, ravishingly beautiful Rebecca, who, she suspects, still rules both Manderley and Maxim from beyond the grave!
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**Commentary with Film Critic Richard Schickel
**Isolated Music and Effects Track
**The Making of Rebecca
**The Gothic World of Daphne Du Maurier
**Hitchcock Audio Interviews
**Original Theatrical Trailer
Cast & Crew
This time Hitchcock does it all his way, does a splendid job and has a splendid cast to do it with.
One of the finest productional efforts of the past year.
Through its first two-thirds it is as perfect a myth of adolescence as any of the Disney films, documenting the childlike, nameless heroine's initiation into the adult mysteries of sex, death, and identity.
An altogether brilliant film, haunting, suspenseful, handsome and handsomely played.
The result exhibits that the director is capable of a range few would credit him with.