Rebecca?!

I just finished reading the novel Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier, which was excellent. I highly recommend it. I also recommend the movie that was based off of the novel, by the same name, directed by the excellent Alfred Hitchcock. However, unless you happen to own it on DVD or VHS, or see it on TV, the chances are that you probably won’t.

Why? Because for some unfathomable reason the studio that owns the rights to this film has decided to let it go out of print, and it has been so for at least a few years now, as far as I can tell. After finishing the novel, I decided I wanted to see the movie again. I went to my local Target and Blockbuster, neither had it. I wasn’t too upset; neither are known for having old movies in stock. I checked online, and I couldn’t find it anywhere. That’s when I discovered that the only places you can buy it are amazon marketplace and ebay (at exorbitant rates). I can’t understand how a film that won Best Picture (1940) and is considered one of the best films of all time could be out of print. I can’t even express how disappointed I am to learn of this…

2 thoughts on “Rebecca?!

  1. I know I have a copy on VHS & I am dying to get a copy on DVD and it isn’t out. I keep writing the studio asking for them to release it, but so far no go. Keeping my fingers crossed though. Maybe some day soon.

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