directed by Alfred Hitchcock
U.K. 1935

The best known of Hitchcock’s British films, this civilized spy yarn follows the escapades of Richard Hannay (Robert Donat), who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued. Adapted from John Buchan’s novel, this classic Hitchcock “wrong man” thriller encapsulates themes that anticipate the director’s biggest American films (especially North by Northwest), and is a standout among his early works.

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Distribution Home Vision Entertainment - Criterion
Region 1 encoded ( North America ) 
LaserLight DVD
Region 0 
Runtime 1:26:24 1:23:09
Video 1.33:1  Academy Ratio 
Average Bitrate: 6.6 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s
1.33:1 Academy Ratio 
Average Bitrate: 5.98 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s






Audio Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)

Subtitles English or none Available subtitles: Spanish, Chinese, Japanese
Features Discographic Information:
DVD Encoding: Region 1
Layers: Dual

Edition Details:
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Black & White
• Commentary by Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane
• Production notes
Gorgeous new digital transfer, with restored picture and sound
• The complete 1937 broadcast of the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation performed by Robert Montgomery and Ida Lupino
The Art of Film: Vintage Hitchcock, the complete Janus Films documentary detailing the director's British period
• Excerpts from the original 1935 press book
• Original production design drawings

Discographic Information:
DVD Encoding: All Regions
Layers: Single

Edition Details:
• All Regions
• Black & White
• Introduction by Tony Curtis
• Clip of the original theatrical trailer for North by Northwest (1959)


DVD Release Date: November 2, 1999
Keep Case
Chapters: 12
DVD Release Date: June 19, 1998
Snap Case
Chapters: 23

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