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Night Of The Hunter (Criterion Collection Region 1) - Laughton, Charles
Releasedatum: 16 november 2010

The Night of the Hunter—incredibly, the only film the great actor Charles Laughton ever directed—is truly a stand-alone masterwork. A horror movie with qualities of a Grimm fairy tale, it stars a sublimely sinister Robert Mitchum as a traveling preacher named Harry Powell (he of the tattooed knuckles), whose nefarious motives for marrying a fragile widow, played by Shelley Winters, are uncovered by her terrified young children. Graced by images of eerie beauty and a sneaky sense of humor, this ethereal, expressionistic American classic—also featuring the contributions of actress Lillian Gish and writer James Agee—is cinema’s most eccentric rendering of the battle between good and evil.  

New, restored digital transfer (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)

Audio commentary featuring second-unit director Terry Sanders, film critic F. X. Feeney, archivist Robert Gitt, and author Preston Neal Jones

Charles Laughton Directs “The Night of the Hunter,” a two-and-a-half-hour treasure trove of outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage

New documentary featuring interviews with producer Paul Gregory, Sanders, Feeney, Jones, and author Jeffrey Couchman

New video interview with Laughton biographer Simon Callow

Clip from the The Ed Sullivan Show in which cast members perform a scene deleted from the film

Fifteen-minute episode of the BBC show Moving Pictures about the film

Archival interview with cinematographer Stanley Cortez

Gallery of sketches by author Davis Grubb, author of the source novel

New video conversation between Gitt and film critic Leonard Maltin about Charles Laughton Directs

Original theatrical trailer

PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics Terrence Rafferty and Michael Sragow


€ 51.99

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