The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

DVD - 2013
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"Iris Carr is travelling across Europe by train when she unwittingly becomes embroiled in a sinister Balkan plot. Feeling disoriented after a fall, Iris is befriended by Miss Froy, an elderly English woman sharing her carriage. But when she wakes up from a few hours' sleep, Miss Froy has vanished without a trace. As fellow passengers claim the lady never existed, Iris faces danger and intrigue as she fights to discover the fate of Miss Froy-- and prove that she's not going crazy. Or is she?"--Container.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Home Video,, [2013]
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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stedder
Nov 30, 2017

Story by Agatha Christie.

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Onewhoissaved
Jan 05, 2017

"The Lady Vanishes" was very entertaining when Hitchcock filmed it in 1938. Then Cybil Shephard and Eliot Gould and Angela Lansbury redid it 1979 and it was mildly entertaining because of its' stars. But this 2013 version is tedious, dimly lighted, and impossible to warm to any of its' so-called stars. Tuppence Middleton can go right back to wherever it is she came from. No one will ever miss her. At no time was I entertained. There were no 'bad guys' to make us cringe. Yet the jacket blurb says "This stunning new adaption of the classic 1930s thriller...." Hah!

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WinterOwl1
Oct 19, 2016

I definitely recommend viewing the original before this newer adaptation!! Unfortunately, this one does not hold much of a candle to its predecessor due to, I think, the lack of consistency in the themes and over-dramatic performances.

What I did find interesting was the way the writer twisted the original cast of characters into a new group - but even that, I'm sorry to say, fell short.

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jessadam2
Jun 08, 2015

The girl in this one is cute, but none compare to that gorgeous creature named - Margaret Lockwood. 1938*

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firefly5
Apr 21, 2015

Boring!

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jimg2000
Oct 06, 2014

See the original which has a more complex plot and less self-centered Iris making waves on the train. Though both versions included the best quote.

http://sccl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1463543016_the_lady_vanishes

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rslade
Aug 20, 2014

Interesting to see what they kept and left from the Hitchcock original.

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tenet
Jul 04, 2014

Rated 2/10.

EuSei Jun 17, 2014

Anyone who watched (and enjoyed) Hitchcock’s adaptation of Ethel Lina White’s book "The Wheel Spins" will not like this movie. While in this adaptation Tuppence Middleton plays a borderline hysterical Miss Carr, always snapping at everyone, in the 1938 version Margaret Lockwood is adorable, enchanting and funny. She pairs perfectly with the funny Michael Redgrave as Gilbert. The new Gilbert is pathetic and is no longer Gilbert, but Max… His frizzed toupee makes him look like a cross between Prince and David Bowie during his androgynous phase, plus an extra cadaveric skin pallor for good measure! And Selena Cadell plays a silly Miss Foy who can’t stop talking no matter what, when, and where! Contrast that with the sedate and rational Miss Foy played by May Whitty. We tried very much to watch this movie, but had to give up.

multcolib_susannel Jun 02, 2014

NIce adaption of the 1938 Alfred Hitchcock classic. Great variation on the 'closed room' mysteries of Agatha Christie. Takes place on a train in a strange country with a foreign countess and a bit of romance.

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EuSei Jan 25, 2016

Gilbert: "Come on, sit down, take it easy. What's the trouble?" Iris Henderson: "If you must know, something fell on my head." Gilbert: "When? Infancy?"

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