Hitchcock mans the Lifeboat

The only one of Alfred Hitchcock’s major works yet to be released on DVD is the tension filled Lifeboat. The film finally goes digital this fall thanks to the folks at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Oscar nods for Best Director, Best Writing and Best Cinematography, this
riveting 1945 chiller penned by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck,
sets Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, William Bendix and Walter Slezak adrift
on a crowded and leaky wooden raft after their ship is torpedoed by a German
U-boat. Soon the claustrophobic LIFEBOAT becomes a microcosm of society
with Hitchcock ratcheting-up the tension on board moment by moment as issues
of class, race and morality are eclipsed by the desperate struggle to

The film is presented in its original fullscreen aspect ratio and contains an audio commentary with University of Southern California School of Cinema &
Television Hitchcock professor and film critic, Drew Casper, a making of featurette, theatrical trailer and a still gallery from the filming.

The hopelessly adrift will find land on October 18th.

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