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.

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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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GlampingGal
Jan 26, 2015

I haven't seen the original version of this movie, but I tend to like BBC and Masterpiece, so I gave it a shot. It was a tad flat and yet I watched the whole thing wanting to see how the story plays out in the end.
It wasn't bad, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it.

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caroline789
Nov 05, 2014

This item was returned to you in the inside return bin on Mon nov 4

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RedLeaf
Oct 26, 2014

Remakes of "classics" are seldom appreciated and most comparisons are done at the expense of the updated version, usually with justification. This version of "The Lady Vanishes" has different directoral tones reflecting an increased importance of Iris Carr's determination to get to the bottom of the mystery of the disappearance. The way it is done certainly makes the lead female character less likeable and the male support roles weaker but the suspense still holds and the movie has better theatric credits than the original in scenery and costume. Like many PBS shows, it's well worth watching for those who like the cozy English mystery genre.

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moni517
Oct 26, 2014

light hearted, a bit silly.

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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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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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