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Jane Eyre (1944) (Blu-ray)
Starring: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Daniell, John Sutton, Agnes Moorehead
Directed By: Robert Stevenson
Composed By: Bernard Herrmann
PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE BROUGHT THIS FILM TO BLU-RAY USING THE BEST SOURCE MATERIAL AVAILABLE.
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1
AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA
SUBTITLES: English SDH
1944 / B & W
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Biographer Joseph McBride and Actress Margaret O' Brien / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo, Nick Redman, and Steven C. Smith / "Locked in the Tower: The Men Behind Jane Eyre" Featurette / "Know Your Ally Britain" United States War Department Film Directed by Robert Stevenson / Original Theatrical Trailer
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
“A drama that is as intense on celluloid as it is on the printed page…Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles are excellent.” —Variety
“Mr. Welles’ ferocious performance…has the studied arrogance, the restless moods of a medieval king carrying his own soul on a halberd…Robert Stevenson has directed in a style that suggests the romantic extravagance of dark Victorian prose.” —The New York Times
Charlotte Brontë’s passionate Victorian novel is brought to the screen in classic fashion in this 1943 version of Jane Eyre, directed by Robert Stevenson (Old Yeller, Mary Poppins) and starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. The screenplay by Stevenson, John Houseman, and Aldous Huxley details Jane’s dramatic journey from the brutality of a school for impoverished children, following as she goes out into the world, becoming a governess at the mysterious Thornfield Hall and breaking taboos by falling in love with her mercurial master, the brooding Edward Rochester. Featuring stunning cinematography by George Barnes (Rebecca), and one of the incomparable Bernard Herrmann’s most monumental scores (available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track).
Enjoy the extensive Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.