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Secret Beyond the Door (Blu-ray) Secret Beyond the Door (Blu-ray)

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Directed by Fritz Lang

Directed by Fritz Lang

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Suspenseful reworking of the Bluebeard tale, directed by Fritz Lang.

Soon after architect Mark Lamphere (Michael Redgrave, Dead of Night) marries Celia (Joan Bennett, Suspiria), she gradually begins to suspect that he has a past life that he's been keeping from her. But she doesn t know the full story, and when he leaves on a business trip, she starts to uncover the sinister secret of his purpose-designed house and its apparent surplus of rooms, the seventh of which is kept firmly locked. What lies beyond its door?

From its expressionistic use of symbolic flowers and shadows in the opening sequence, legendary director Lang (Metropolis, M) stamps his signature on every frame, helped by evocative cinematography by Stanley Cortez (The Night of the Hunter) and a score by composer Miklós Rósza (The Killers) that resonates throughout.

Suspenseful reworking of the Bluebeard tale, directed by Fritz Lang.

Soon after architect Mark Lamphere (Michael Redgrave, Dead of Night) marries Celia (Joan Bennett, Suspiria), she gradually begins to suspect that he has a past life that he's been keeping from her. But she doesn t know the full story, and when he leaves on a business trip, she starts to uncover the sinister secret of his purpose-designed house and its apparent surplus of rooms, the seventh of which is kept firmly locked. What lies beyond its door?

From its expressionistic use of symbolic flowers and shadows in the opening sequence, legendary director Lang (Metropolis, M) stamps his signature on every frame, helped by evocative cinematography by Stanley Cortez (The Night of the Hunter) and a score by composer Miklós Rósza (The Killers) that resonates throughout.

Extras

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements
  • Uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Commentary by film noir expert Alan K. Rode
  • Barry Keith Grant on Secret Beyond the Door, the author and scholar introduces the film
  • The House of Lang, a visual essay on Fritz Lang s style by filmmaker David Cairns with a focus on his noir work
  • Bluebeard (1947), a radio play aimed at children drawing on the same source as Secret Beyond the Door
  • International poster gallery
  • Trailer for Lang's 1943 noir, Hangmen Also Die!
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5027035019352
Catalogue Number FCD1766
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1948
Director Fritz Lang
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
Colour Black & White
Sound Uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 99 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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