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The 39 Steps

Genres: Thriller, Mystery / Suspense, Criterion Collection, Murder Mysteries, Art House, Based on Book, Spies / Espionage, United Kingdom

Cast: Robert Donat, Madeline Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Laurie

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Synopsis: THE 39 STEPS is a heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho), following Richard Hannay (Oscar winner Robert Donat of Goodbye, Mr. Chips), who stumbles into a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an expected romance with the cool Pamela (Madeline Carroll). Adapted from a novel by John Buchan, this classic wrong-man thriller from the Master of Suspense anticipates the director's most famous works (especially North by Northwest), and remains one of his cleverest and most entertaining films.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Production Year: 1935

Reviews:

  • "This disc is outstanding almost every way: the film itself, the transfer, and the supplements. Fans of the film will be thrilled, and those who are unfamiliar with it will be getting a first-rate introduction to it. A must.", Fred Hunter, DVDFile.com
  • "Criterion's The 39 Steps has all the pulse and luster of a powerfully new, and still vital, cinematic experience. ", Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog
  • "For sheer entertainment value it still stands in the forefront of his work.", Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
  • "A ripping good yarn... Great fun!", Geoff Andrew, Time Out

 The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps - DVD - $29.95

The 39 Steps (Essential Art House) - DVD - $19.95

The 39 Steps - Blu-ray Disc - $39.95

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  • Release Date: Jun 26th, 2012
  • Catalog Number: CC2161DDVD
  • UPC: 0715515096416
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 86
  • Color Format: Black & White
  • Audio: PCM Mono
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English
  • Special Features:
    • New high-definition digital restoration

    • Audio commentary by Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane

    • Hitchcock: The Early Years (2000), a British documentary

    • Original footage from broadcaster Mike Scott's 1966 TV interview with Hitchcock

    • Complete broadcast of the 1937 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation

    • Visual essay by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff

    • Excerpts from Francois Truffaut's 1962 audio interview with Hitchcock

    • Original production design drawings

    • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Cairns

  • Release Date: Sep 15th, 2009
  • Catalog Number: EAH027DVD
  • UPC: 0715515050715
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 86
  • Color Format: Black & White
  • Audio: PCM Mono
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle:
  • Special Features:
  • Release Date: Jun 26th, 2012
  • Catalog Number: CC2160BD
  • UPC: 0715515096317
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 86
  • Color Format: Black & White
  • Audio: PCM Mono
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English
  • Special Features:
    • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural

    • Audio commentary by Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane

    • Hitchcock: The Early Years (2000), a British documentary

    • Original footage from broadcaster Mike Scott's 1966 TV interview with Hitchcock

    • Complete broadcast of the 1937 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation

    • Visual essay by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff

    • Excerpts from Francois Truffaut's 1962 audio interview with Hitchcock

    • Original production design drawings

    • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Cairns