Most Dangerous Game

Most Dangerous Game

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Director: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Cast: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray

     
 

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Ernest B. Schoedsack's influential 1932 thriller The Most Dangerous Game is presented here in a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by film scholar BruceSee more details below

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Overview

Ernest B. Schoedsack's influential 1932 thriller The Most Dangerous Game is presented here in a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by film scholar Bruce Eder, who provides a great deal of insight as well as context for the film. This is yet another first-rate release by Criterion.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
This classic horror film stars Leslie Banks in a tour-de-force of pure evil as the sadistic Count Zaroff, who waylays shipwrecked boats on his foggy island then unleashes his vicious dogs and hunts humans in the jungles for sport. Robert Armstrong and Fay Wray are among the prey and would be reunited the following year for co-director Ernest B. Schoedsack's wonderful King Kong, while the other co-director, Irving Pichel, would go on to act in Dracula's Daughter. The timeless adventure story has been copied many times, decades later by John Woo in Hard Target (1995), but few of the remakes compare to the somewhat tatty but effective original.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2001
UPC:
0037429137321
Original Release:
1932
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:03:00
Sales rank:
21,928

Special Features

Commentary by film historian Bruce Eder; Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joel McCrea Bob Rainsford
Fay Wray Eve Trowbridge
Leslie Banks Count Zaroff
Donald Smith Martin Trowbridge
Steve Clemente Tartar Servant
Noble Johnson Ivan
William B. Davidson Captain
Dutch Hendrian Ships Crew
Hale Hamilton Ships Crew

Technical Credits
Irving Pichel Director
Ernest B. Schoedsack Director,Producer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Richard Connell Original Story
Merian C. Cooper Producer
James Ashmore Creelman Screenwriter
Henry W. Gerrard Cinematographer
Archie Marshek Editor
Clem Portman Sound/Sound Designer
David O. Selznick Executive Producer
Max Steiner Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapters
1. Logos/Opening credits [1:36]
2. "The lights are a bit off" [3:03]
3. The tiger's place [1:45]
4. Shipwreck and sharks [2:20]
5. The island [1:23]
6. Zaroff's fortress [4:20]
7. Victims of circumstance [2:47]
8. New sensation [3:44]
9. The most dangerous game [2:23]
10. ."..and then the woman" [6:01]
11. Zaroff's trophy room [4:07]
12. "I always bring them here..." [6:02]
13. Scouting the island [2:14]
14. Setting traps [3:31]
15. A man trap [3:00]
16. The chase/The log bridge [4:35]
17. Understanding the game [1:47]
18. Rainsford at the waterfall [2:08]
19. The hunt ends [5:34]
20. End Credits [:23]

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