Criterion Collection Spine #3

#3 The Lady Vanishes


Synopsis from

“In Alfred Hitchcock’s most quick-witted and devilish comic thriller, the beautiful Margaret Lockwood, traveling across Europe by train, meets a charming spinster (Dame May Whitty), who then seems to disappear into thin air. The younger woman turns investigator and finds herself drawn into a complex web of mystery and high adventure. Also starring Michael Redgrave, The Lady Vanishes remains one of the great filmmaker’s purest delights.”

-High-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
-Audio commentary featuring film historian Bruce Eder
-Crook’s Tour, a 1941 feature-length adventure film starring Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne as Charters and Caldicott, their beloved characters from The Lady Vanishes
-Excerpts from François Truffaut’s legendary 1962 audio interview with director Alfred Hitchcock
-Mystery Train, a video essay about Hitchcock and The Lady Vanishes by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff
-Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and promotional art
-PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critic Geoffrey O’Brien and Hitchcock scholar Charles Barr



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