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Vertigo

Author: Alfred HitchcockAlec CoppelSamuel TaylorJames StewartKim NovakAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal, [2008]
Series: Universal legacy series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 2-disc special ed.; widescreenView all editions and formats
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San Francisco police detective Scottie Ferguson is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe fear of heights. When a rich shipbuilder hires Scottie to follow his wife, who may be suicidal, Scottie finds himself falling in love with her. Eventually Ferguson becomes obsessed with the chance to re-create her in another woman.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Detective and mystery films
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Pierre Boileau; Pierre Boileau
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Hitchcock; Alec Coppel; Samuel Taylor; James Stewart; Kim Novak; Barbara Bel Geddes; Tom Helmore; Henry Jones; Francis M Cockrell; Anthony Armstrong; Tom Ewell; Raymond Bailey; Justice Watson; Thomas Narcejac; Pierre Boileau; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 259718885
Language Note: In English with optional French or Spanish subtitles and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the novel : D'entre les morts / by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Includes an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The case of Mr. Pelham: (1955) Shamley Productions ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; teleplay by Francis Cockrell ; based on a story by Anthony Armstrong ; an Alfred Hitchcock production; starring Tom Ewell, Raymond Bailey, Justice Watson.
Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary with director and production team; optional audio commentary with film director William Friedkin; "foreign censorship" alternate ending (3 min.); "The Vertigo archives" production designs and sketches gallery; "production notes" production and film synopsis; original theatrical trailer (3 min.); restoration theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Special features (disc 2): "Obsessed with Vertigo: new life for Hitchcock's masterpiece" restoration featurette (30 min.); "Partners in crime: Hitchcock's collaborators" featurette (55 min.); "Hitchcock / Truffaut" audio interview excerpts (14 min.); "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The case of Mr. Pelham" television episode (26 min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Burks ; edited by George Tomasini ; music by Bernard Herrmann.
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; dual-layer; anamorphic widescreen,1.85:1; Dolby Digital 5.1 stereo and 2.0 mono.
Contents: disc 1. Feature film --
disc 2. Bonus features.
Series Title: Universal legacy series.
Other Titles: Vertigo (Motion picture : 1958)
Responsibility: Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. and Paramount Pictures Corporation ; director-producer, Alfred Hitchcock ; screenplay by Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor.
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San Francisco police detective Scottie Ferguson is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe fear of heights. When a rich shipbuilder hires Scottie to follow his wife, who may be suicidal, Scottie finds himself falling in love with her. Eventually Ferguson becomes obsessed with the chance to re-create her in another woman.

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