Signature Collection
Vertigo

THX LaserDisc Dolby Digital
Digital Sound CX Encoded *
PG MPAA cc
1.85:1
Run Time: 128 min
Color
4 sides
Chapter Stops
Table of Contents
Catalog No: 42941
Suggested List Price: $79.98
Issued: April 22, 1997
Signature Collection Special Edition Features
Presented in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original 65 millimeter interpositive
Features 5.0 channel Dolby Digital (AC-3) soundtrack
Running audio commentary on the Analog Left track by associate Producer Herbert Coleman, restoration team Robert A. Harris, and James C. Katz, and Steven C. Smith, author of "A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann") and other Vertigo participants.
Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece, an original American Movie Classics documentary, narrated by Roddy McDowall and featuring new interviews with actresses Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes, Alfred Hitchcock's daughter Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell, associate producer Herbert Coleman, restoration team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz and others involved in the film's production.
Hitchcock's foreign censorship ending
Original and Restoration Theatrical Trailers
Storyboards, production drawings, production photographs and advertising materials
Gatefold jacket with informative essay.
* CX Encoding on supplemental material only.
Synopsis:
Alfred Hitchcock was at the height of his skill in 1957 when he directed Vertigo, a mix of mystery, ghost story, romance and murder. James Stewart stars as a San Francisco police detective who quits the force when he finds he has a debilitating fear of heights. An old college chum hires Stewart to secretly tail his wife (Kim Novak), a blonde beauty seemingly possessed by the spirit of her great-grandmother Carlotta - who went insane and took her own life. Circumstances force Stewart and Novak to meet and the two fall in love, but Stewart’s vertigo makes him unable to prevent her from leaping to her death from a church tower. Now in an emotional free-fall, Stewart becomes romantically obsessed with the dead girl, and morbidly tries to remold a lookalike redhead (also played by Novak) in her image.

"For those who have never seen Vertigo, here is evidence that movies can occupy the highest plane of artistic expression. If you have seen it, you owe it to yourself to see it like this." - Dave Kehr, New York Daily News (October 4, 1996).

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