directed by Walter Grauman
USA 19


A suspenseful shocker, Lady in a Cage tells of ten terrifying hours in the life of a beautiful widow (Olivia de Havilland) who is accidentally trapped in her home elevator during a power failure. Her well-oriented world is destroyed as the elevator, nine feet from the floor, becomes a torture chamber - a cage. Unable to escape, her situation becomes desperate when the emergency alarm attracts a drunken derelict and his boozy prostitute friend, both bent on robbery. James Caan projects his raw power as one of the hoodlums who embarks on an orgy of wanton vandalism and sadistic brutality that ends in murder.


Theatrical Release: July 8th, 1964

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DVD Review: Criterion - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Paramount Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:34:33 
Video 1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.17 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 5.1),  English (Dolby Digital 1.0 mono)
Subtitles English, None

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Studio: Paramount Home Video

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Original aspect Ratio 1.78:1

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DVD Release Date: March 29th, 2005

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Chapters: 12




Very decent image from Paramount - no damage - a little excessively bright and hence shows some minor edge enhancements. It has sharpness. Although the audio bump (5.1) option is rarely tested, it has moments when it can display its prominence. Subtitles are well done and non-intrusive. There are no extras at all, but the price is right at only about $10. out of     

Gary W. Tooze


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