Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Night of the Hunter |
Actors: Robert Mitchum, Shelly Winters, Lillian Gish, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves
Director: Charles Laughton
Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
In the entire history of American movies, The Night of the Hunter stands out as the rarest and most exotic of specimens. It is, to say the least, a masterpiece--and not just because it was the only movie directed by flambo... more »
AT LONG LAST, WHERE IT HAS NEEDED TO BE
E. D. DORSOGNA | williamsburg, virginia | 09/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have long hoped that Criterion would get their hands on this film. I believe NIGHT OF THE HUNTER to be arguably the greatest film of the 1950s and, also arguably, one of the top 100 films of the sound era. I first saw this movie when I was about 13; it was shown on WNEW out of NYC and all chopped up by commercials. Even so, the film scared and impressed me. The film still holds me as an adult, and my wife and I make an annual ritual of watching it. Adulthood is possible the best vantage point to appreciate this film. Although children are held by the POV and the scary parts, adults can engage with the symbolism, the beautiful photography, the sublime performances (and the scary parts); plus, as an adult, I always well up with tears when Lillian Gish shows up. Of course, the only available DVD has been the stripped down MGM version, so the tought of having NIGHT revamped, cleaned up, and nestled with all those great sounding Criterion extras is a thrill."
Christopher G. Johnson | Hattiesburg MS | 09/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of my Hollywood Heroes....The Great unpretentious Robert Mitchum....a Wonderful Underated Actor.And his depiction of this Evil Sociopathic Preacher is Amazing ...The Acting ...The Music ...and the Direction from Charles Laughton ...make this a Must see.. especially for Film Noir Fans."