Alfred Hitchcock's rear window [videorecording] / a Paramount Pictures release ; produced by Alfred Hitchcock ; screenplay by John Michael Hayes ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Other Titles: Rear window (Motion picture).
Edition: Collector's ed., widescreen version.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, , c1954.
Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: Alfred Hitchcock collection
Subject: Voyeurism Drama.
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) Drama.
Detective and mystery films.
Suspense in motion pictures, television, etc.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Burks ; editor, George Tomasini ; music, Franz Waxman ; art direction, Joseph MacMillian Johnson, Hal Pereira ; costume designer, Edith Head.
Performers: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Notes: English or French dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.
Based on a short story "Rear window" by Cornell Woolrich.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1954.
Accompanying booklet contains production notes.
Special features: an original documentary; featurette: "A conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes"; production photographs; re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart; the script; DVD-ROM features include access to the original script and other related materials.
Summary: As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.