Rear Window details
|Formats:||PG DVD, 15 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Ross Bagdasarian, Sara Berner, Frank Cady, Georgine Darcy, Harris Davenport, Marla English, Judith Evelyn, Jesslyn Fax, Alan Lee, Irene Winston|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL MUSIC OPERATIONS|
|Collections:||100 Horror Films, 100 must-see movies, 100 Top Thrillers, American Film Institute's top 100, Must See Movies|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Apr 2003|
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Hitchcock Classic.By john evans from cardiff,wales. , 01 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]James Stewart confined to a wheel chair with a broken leg relieves the boredom by harmless spying on his neighbours.It`s hot summertime so all the windows in the appartments opposite are open,most of the time.He gets suspicious when the wife of the arguing couple who live opposite go missing.He enlists the help of his girlfriend(Grace Kelly) to do the leg work.You see as he does,through their windows,people living different lives.Stewart and Kelly interact marvelously and she`s never looked more beautiful.
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You cannot fail to enjoy this movieBy a customer , 23 Feb 2013Never thought it would be this good! Watching the first 5 minutes its hard to initially get involved and take to the characters but half way into the film you'll be gripped!
brilliant filmBy cheesekake (1495 reviews) from uk , 06 Oct 2012gotta love Hitchcock, his films are just brilliant considering the time they made, love his cameos in each one.
defo worth watching
They don't make them like they used toBy ssppllaatt (4 reviews) , 28 Sep 2012A photographer in a wheel chair with a broken leg looking out the window on a hot summers day - sounding a bit dull?
It did to me until I watched the film. Despite there being only 2 camera angles for most of the film and a small cast this is a film that many modern film makers should watch and learn from.
The atmosphere, the build up of suspence is terrific as are all of those playing their parts but it is the way the film has been put together that steals the show.
A true classic.
Rear Window may have aged.By AVeragePredator (8 reviews) from Hull , 05 Aug 2012I recently watched this film, and it is good.
It really shows what emotion a cameras persepective can evoke.
It is though, not as suspenseful as I hoped and thought it would be.
It may have something to do with the Simpsons Rear Window episode I saw, that may have taken the kick out of it. It may also be the fact that a lot of films now adapt its ideas.
There are though, some surprising moments. The talk of cutting up body parts in a bath tub, from a a film made in 1954 was strangely engaging. Even unkindness in a film from that era makes you think about films from today that don't even have this element.
The magic may have gone, but the lessons in film are still there to watch.
Watch it, not because it is a particalarly relatable or because it is a currently engaging film; but beacuse it is a film to learn lessons on the history of films from.
Cinema classicBy Werehol (7 reviews) , 11 Apr 2012Despite it's age this film still has what it takes to engage it's audience. Hitchcock pulls off an excellent tale of intrigue using only one set location. I'm not a big fan of James Stewart, but i could forgive him in this. One for everyone's films to watch before you die list.