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Sunrise (Blu-Ray / DVD Combo)
Sunrise (Blu-Ray / DVD Combo) (1927)
Actor: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing, J. Farrell MacDonald, Jane Winton, Arthur Houseman, Eddie Boland
Director: F.W. Murnau
Genre: Silent, Blu-Ray, Drama
Year: 1927
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Length: 95 minutes
Released: January 14, 2014
Rating: NR
Format: DVD
Misc: NTSC, Full Screen, Black & White
Language: French (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled), English (Intertitles)
Discs in this Set:
3960Sunrise / 14418Sunrise (Blu)
SYNOPSIS:
A farmer (George O'Brien) intends to drown his wife (Janet Gaynor), so he can be with a seductive city woman (Margaret Livingston). But although he considers carrying out the hideous crime, the farmer is unable to go through with it.

Then as husband and wife encounter a life-threatening rainstorm, their love and loyalty are put to the ultimate test. This tender story of betrayal and redemption earned Oscars for Best Actress (Gaynor) and Best Cinematography.

Both the DVD & Blu-Ray contain the Original Fox Movietone Version and European Silent Version.

BONUS FEATURES (Blu-Ray Only):
  • Commentary by ASC Cinematographer John Bailey
  • Outtakes with Commentary by John Bailey
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original Scenario by Carl Mayer with Annotations by F.W. Murnau
  • Original Sunrise Screenplay
  • Restoration Notes
  • Magnificent Film

    djpauly | 11/07/2013
    Many consider this the greatest silent film ever made. Its sheer poetry and lyrical portrayals are as timely as when the movie was made. A simple tale of a farm couple. The man is tempted by the woman of the city who suggests he kills his wife. The plan is almost carried out but the husband has a change of heart and begs forgiveness. They spend a day in the city renewing their love.

    Janet Gaynor won the first Best Actress Oscar for her performance in this film along with SEVENTH HEAVEN and STREET ANGEL. This was also the only year when two Best Picture Awards were given. WINGS was voted one and SUNRISE was award "Most Artistic Production".

    I am greatful that this will finally be issued domestically on Blu-ray and it should fill an important gap for film collectors.
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