Blu-ray Release: The Snake Pit

Blu-ray Release Date: April 16, 2019
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Director Anatole Litvak (The Night of the Generals) was the filmmaker behind the classic 1948 adaptation of Mary Jane Ward’s book, The Snake Pit.

The film is a harrowing portrait of a young woman (Olivia de Havilland, Gone With The Wind) whose life is torn apart when she suffers a mental breakdown and is admitted to an institution. A plea for understanding, a critique of contemporary conditions and treatments, and a superb melodrama, this is a film that both horrifies and touches. The film also features a wonderful performance by Leo Genn as a shrewd, sympathetic psychiatrist.

Here’s a list of the special features on the Twilight Time Blu-ray:
-Isolated Music Track
-Audio Commentary with Film Historian Aubrey Solomon
-Fox Movietone Newsreels
-Two The Snake Pit Vintage Radio Shows
-Original Theatrical Trailer

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your order!


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.