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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Classic Movies: LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (1948) - Olive Signature Edition

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Product Description: From Max Ophüls, the legendary director of such film classics as The Earrings of Madame de… and Lola Montès, comes a timeless tale of love and obsession. In Vienna during the early 20th century, Stefan Brand (Louis Jourdan, Gigi), a concert pianist whose amorous ways have eclipsed his musical talent, is preparing to flee the city on the eve of a duel to be fought over a recent dalliance when he receives a Letter from an Unknown Woman. Moved by its contents, he'll come to realize that the author is not a stranger, but Lisa Berndle (Joan Fontaine, Rebecca), a woman he's known since her youth and discarded as he has so many others before her. But this time, Stefan's cavalier behavior will have tragic repercussions.

Featuring the master filmmaker's trademark gliding camera, baroque imagery and lush atmospherics (courtesy of cinematographer Franz Planer, The Big Country; art director Alexander Golitzen, Phantom of the Opera; set decorators Russell A. Gaussman, The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry and Ruby R. Levitt, Chinatown), Max Ophüls' Letter from an Unknown Woman, based on Stefan Zweig's novella of the same name, is written for the screen by Howard Koch (Casablanca) and produced by John Houseman (They Live by Night).


Find out more about this DVD/Blu-ray release after the jump.



MOVIE DETAILS

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Director: Max Ophüls

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians

Genre: Drama, Romance

Runtime: 87 min

Rating: Not Rated

Language: English

Studio: Olive Films

Home Video Release Date: December 5, 2017


AVAILABLE FORMATS

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VIDEO

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Blu-ray
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1


AUDIO

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Dubbed:
  • Blu-ray: None

Audio Formats:
  • Blu-ray: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0


SUBTITLES

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Blu-ray: English SDH



SPECIAL FEATURES & EXTRAS

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  • Audio Commentary by Max Ophüls expert Lutz Bacher
  • "A Deal Made in a Turkish Bath" - interview with Oscar-winning documentarian Marcel Ophüls
  • "An Independent Woman: Changing Sensibilities in a Post-War Hollywood" - interview with professor Dana Polan
  • "Ophülsesque: The Look of 'Letter from an Unknown Woman'" - with cinematographers Ben Kosulke and Sean Price Williams
  • "'Letter from An Unknown Woman': Passion's Triumph" - visual essay by film scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Essay by critic Molly Haskell


TRAILER AND CLIPS

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PICTURES

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Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan Image 1
Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan Image 2
Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan in Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)
Joan Fontaine in Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)
Louis Jourdan in Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948)
Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) Olive Signature Edition Blu-ray





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