Blu-ray, DVD Release: Under Capricorn

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 19, 2018
Price: DVD $16.99, Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Kino Lorber

Screen legends Ingrid Bergman (Anastasia, Intermezzo) and Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane, Since You Went Away) star in the lush 1949 Technicolor crime-drama mystery Under Capricorn from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock (Foreign Correspondent, Psycho).

Cotten plays Sam Flusky, a native Briton banished to Australia for murder. Bergman is his wife, Henrietta, the disturbed sister of the man Flusky was convicted of killing. When a new governor (Cecil Parker, 23 Paces to Baker Street) arrives, he brings with him his cousin Adare (Michael Wilding, Stage Fright), an old friend of Henrietta’s, who sets out to help her conquer her demons and return her life to normal. But is Henrietta going insane, or is someone trying to drive her mad? Is she merely an alcoholic, or is someone trying to poison her?

A lesser Hitchcock, to be sure, Under Capricorn beautifully shot by the great Jack Cardiff (Black Narcissus) and is still considered by Hitchcock scholars to be a rich account of emotional self-sacrifice.

Bonus features on Kino Lorber’s Blu-ray and DVD incarnations of the film include the following:

-Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
-Hitchcock/Truffaut: Icon interviews Icon (audio)
-Cinema of Signs: Claude Chabrol on Alfred Hitchcock
-Theatrical Trailer

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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.