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Night Tide
     

Night Tide

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Director: Curtis Harrington

Cast: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir

 

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The 1961 thriller Night Tide starring Dennis Hopper comes to DVD in this full-frame edition from Alpha Video Classics. Presented in the original black-and-white with Dolby Digital mono sound in English. There are no subtitles and the only special feature is the original theatrical trailer. This disc in inferior to the preferred version released by Image in 1999

Overview

The 1961 thriller Night Tide starring Dennis Hopper comes to DVD in this full-frame edition from Alpha Video Classics. Presented in the original black-and-white with Dolby Digital mono sound in English. There are no subtitles and the only special feature is the original theatrical trailer. This disc in inferior to the preferred version released by Image in 1999 with chapter titles, a widescreen transfer, audio commentary, and superior cover art.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Feeling somewhat like a Val Lewton film, Night Tide is an imperfect but haunting venture that lingers in the mind for days after viewing, like a dream that won't quite let you go. Director Curtis Harrington is playing with genres, mixing romance and thriller and flirting with horror, and the end result doesn't quite come together as he might desire -- probably because Night Tide was created for the low budget exploitation market, and so there are certain contrivances that are foisted upon it. But Harrington directs the film with such skill, taking careful advantage of the opportunities when he can get beneath the surfaces of the genres and hint at psychological depths, that most will forgive Tide for its flaws. Some may also find the film a tad slow, but the pacing is necessary to create the ethereal moodiness that Harrington is trying for and so often succeeds in capturing. Credit must also be given to David Raksin's excellent score, a definite plus. Fans of Dennis Hopper may be very surprised by his performance here; unlike in many of his later "psychotic" performances, Hopper's work here reveals how gentle and tender he can be. It's a totally believable performance, and essential to the film's effectiveness. There's also strong work from Linda Lawson and Gavin Muir, and Harrington is also fortunate to have Vilis Lapenieks on hand to provide very atmospheric camerawork.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2003
UPC:
0089218409690
Original Release:
1961
Rating:
NR
Source:
Alpha Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
65,089

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [13:24]
2. Chapter 2 [13:25]
3. Chapter 3 [18:08]
4. Chapter 4 [13:25]
5. Chapter 5 [15:13]
6. Chapter 6 [11:17]

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Night Tide 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cjhotwine More than 1 year ago
Interesting but not very funny or engaging