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Run Time 114:00
Subtitles English SDH
Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English
Aspect Ratio 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 1.37:1
Product Color BLACK & WHITE
Disc Configuration BD 50
Special Features: Original 1940 British Version (SD) and 1946 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast starring Bergman and Boyer ; Reflections on Gaslight (featuring Angela Lansbury)-a Reminiscence by Pia Lindstrom About Her Mother, Ingrid Bergman; 1944 Academy Award® Ceremonies Newsreel; Theatrical Trailer (HD)
Lights flicker and dim. Footsteps sound from a sealed-off attic. Mysterious events only vulnerable young Paula sees and hears make her fear she’s losing her mind — exactly what treacherous spouse Gregory hopes. Directed by George Cukor, Gaslight shines as a superb exercise in suspense. Ingrid Bergman won her first Academy Award®* as Paula, doubting her sanity while clinging to it. Fellow Oscar® nominee Charles Boyer skillfully plays against type as smoothly evil Gregory. Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty and an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her movie debut (also capturing an Oscar® nomination) help make the Victorian era vividly realized through production design that earned an Academy Award®.
- Jan 13, 2004
me why, but I always associate the two movies). Well, as soon as I was finished with the movie, I enter facebook and voila, what a wonderful surprise!!! Cannot wait to have this one in my hands!
- Feb 24, 2000
- Mar 2, 2005
Oh I just knew Gaslight would be released on bluray. The film may be 75 years old but the theme has once again become so very...contemporary. Above all, it is still a suspenseful film with terrific performances.
Actually I would have thought that this one in the 1940 version both would have been turned over to Criterion and been released as a double feature. As is I'm ecstatic about this and drooling at the Prospect and no I will not wait for a 4 for $44 this is pre-ordered as soon as it goes live thank you WACVery happy about this release. And yet, the superior 1940 version is only available in SD on this disk. For an HD transfer one must go to the UK and get their wonderful release. Missed opportunity for Zone A!
Again, we'll have to differ, Dick. I like the 1940 version quite a bit but I still find the 1944 version superior. Mostly because of Ingrid Bergman's superb performance which was justifiably honored with an Oscar. Diana Wynard in the 1940 version is fine but she doesn't plumb the psychological depths of Bergman's unraveling wife. Plus Angela Lansbury's saucy maid has it all over her 1940 counterpart Catherine Cordell. Plus the 1944 version is dripping with atmosphere and a true sense of dread which the 1940 lacks.I'd recommend the 1940 British version of this story any day over this overly-slick Hollywood edition.
Anton Walbrook. Now that's a villain! I vote with Dick. The Dickinson version is tighter, missing the comedy relief of Dame May, and the "romantic" angle of Cotten. However, I agree with you about Lansbury. I admire both performances by the leading actresses, but I'll take Walbrook over Boyer.Again, we'll have to differ, Dick. I like the 1940 version quite a bit but I still find the 1944 version superior. Mostly because of Ingrid Bergman's superb performance which was justifiably honored with an Oscar. Diana Wynard in the 1940 version is fine but she doesn't plumb the psychological depths of Bergman's unraveling wife. Plus Angela Lansbury's saucy maid has it all over her 1940 counterpart Catherine Cordell. Plus the 1944 version is dripping with atmosphere and a true sense of dread which the 1940 lacks.
Ah, but what would you do with yourself if you couldn't complain about the complainers? You'd lose your favourite pastime!Very glad about this announcement, not only for the film itself but perhaps it will at least keep the Warner Archives blu ray complainers quiet for awhile (though I doubt it ).
- Feb 22, 2012
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- mark gross
It's a high point for MGM in the 40's, and irresistible eye-candy, but I prefer to watch the British
version. Still, I can't wait to get my hands on the WB Blu!