Blu-ray Release: The Vanishing (1993)

Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The Vanishing movie scene

Kiefer Sutherland and a not-long-for-this-movie Sandra Bullock in The Vanishing

The 1993 thriller The Vanishing directed by George Sluizier and starring Kiefer Sutherland (Stand By Me), Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Nancy Travis (Internal Affairs) and (briefly) Sandra Bullock (Gravity) is an American of a 1988 Franco-Dutch film also called The Vanishing…and also directed by George Sluizer!

In the remake, as in the original, a seemingly nice guy (Sutherland) goes on vacation with his girlfriend (Bullock), who vanishes without a trace at a gas station. Three years later, the nice guy is still obsessed with finding out what happened. One day, a stranger (Bridges) arrives at Jeff’s door and admits that he was responsible for her disappearance. He promises to show the now-very-addled nice guy what happened to his girl, but only if he agrees to go through exactly the same thing she did…

Twilight Time’s release of  The Vanishing represents the film’s Blu-ray debut. As the supplier prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives is NOW.

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.