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The Night Of The Hunter: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 93 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: November 16, 2010
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Disc One:
    New, Restored Digital Transfer
    Audio Commentary Featuring Second-Unit Director Terry Sanders, Film Critic F.X. Feeney, Archivist Robert Gill, And Author Preston Neal Jones
    New Documentary Featuring Interviews With Producer Paul Gregory, Sanders, Feeney, Jones, And Author Jeffrey Couchman
    New Video Interview With Laughton Biographer Simon Callow
    Clip From The Ed Sullivan Show In Which Cast Members Perform A Scenes Deleted From The Film
    Fifteen-Minute Archival Documentary About The Film, Featuring Robert Mitchum
    Archival Interview With Cinematographer Stanley Cortez
    Gallery Of Sketches By Davis Grubb, Author Of The Source Novel
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Disc Two:
    Charles Laughton Directs "The Night Of The Hunter." A Two-And-A-Half-Hour Treasure Trove Of Outtakes And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
    New Video Conversation Between Gift And Film Critic Leonard Maltin About Charles Laughton Directs
    Plus: A Booklet Featuring Essays By Critics Terrence Rafferty And Michael Sragow
The Night Of The Hunter - incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed - is truly a standalone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum (Cape Fear, The Friends Of Eddie Coyle) as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters (A Place In The Sun, The Diary Of Anne Frank) are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic - also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish (Intolerance, Duel In The Sun) and writer James Agee - is cinema's quirkiest rendering of the battle between good and evil.
 
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