DRAGONWYCK - LE

DRAGONWYCK - LE

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(Joseph L Mankiewicz, 1946)
Release date: 22 April 2019
Limited Blu-ray Edition (UK Blu-ray premiere)

The directorial debut of the great Joseph L Mankiewicz (All About Eve, Suddenly, Last Summer), Dragonwyck is a glorious melding of Gothic chills and baroque melodrama. A beautiful Connecticut farm girl (Gene Tierney) finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy of madness, murder and intrigue after she agrees to become governess and nurse to the family of her distant cousin (Vincent Price).   

Echoing Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940), and reuniting stars Tierney and Price for the third time in as many years (having previously starred together in Otto Preminger’s Laura, 1944, and John M Stahl’s Leave Her to Heaven, 1945), Dragonwyck is a magnificently creepy chiller with a career-defining performance by Price, luminous cinematography by the legendary Arthur C Miller, and a wonderful Alfred Newman score.  

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Alternative feature presentations: the legacy High Definition remaster; and the new 4K restoration
  • Original mono audio
  • The John Player Lecture with Vincent Price (1969): archival audio recording of the celebrated actor in conversation at London’s National Film Theatre
  • Audio commentary with film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker Constantine Nasr
  • A House of Secrets – Exploring ‘Dragonwyck’ (2008, 17 mins)
  • Lux Radio Theater – ‘Dragonwyck’ (1946, 60 mins): vintage radio dramatisation, starring Vincent Price and Gene Tierney 
  • The Screen Guild Theater – ‘Dragonwyck’ (1947, 30 mins): vintage radio broadcast, starring Vincent Price and Teresa Wright
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Extensive image galleries: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
    UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
  • All extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: PG
REGION B
EAN: 5037899071571