Rear Window [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray]


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Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly), the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard. As he watches his neighbors, he assigns them such roles and character names as "Miss Torso" (Georgine Darcy), a professional dancer with a healthy social life or "Miss Lonelyhearts" (Judith Evelyn), a middle-aged woman who entertains nonexistent gentlemen callers. Of particular interest is seemingly mild-mannered travelling salesman Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr), who is saddled with a nagging, invalid wife. One afternoon, Thorwald pulls down his window shade, and his wife's incessant bray comes to a sudden halt. Out of boredom, Jeffries casually concocts a scenario in which Thorwald has murdered his wife and disposed of the body in gruesome fashion. Trouble is, Jeffries' musings just might happen to be the truth. One of Alfred Hitchcock's very best efforts, Rear Window is a crackling suspense film that also ranks with Michael Powell's Peeping Tom (1960) as one of the movies' most trenchant dissections of voyeurism. As in most Hitchcock films, the protagonist is a seemingly ordinary man who gets himself in trouble for his secret desires. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
Universal Studios
MPAA Rating
PG -- Parental guidance suggested
1 hour, 55 minutes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • Rear Window ethics: an original documentary
  • A conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes
  • Pure cinema: through the eyes of the master
  • Breaking barriers: the sound of Hitchcock
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut interview excerpts
  • Masters of cinema
  • Feature commentary with John Falwell (author of "Hitchcock's Rear Window: The Well-Made Film")
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart
Number of Discs