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The film is one of Hitchcock's best - no point in adding to the already hundreds of reviews out there or on IMDB.com
The blu-ray disk itself has a splendid re-printed and remastered image, but is very annoying when you want to kick it off at the start of the film. There are the obligatory copyright things, and then, a fairly long infomercial about Univeral studios and its past films, which you can't get past without it all playing. This happens if you termporarily pause the film for too long, or stop it to restart. Some disks do behave badly like this - others are fine, so it isn't down to the blu ray player (I have 2 different ones, and it does this on both).
My favourite Hitchcock film, with his inimitable blend of suspense, comedy and romance. It's a masterclass in technique, keeping the action limited to a sinlge setting without any sense of strain. In fact everything seen from the rear window of the title, apart from the odd shot, is a single set built in a studio - to get the necessary height the ground floor had to demolished so that a basement used for storage could be incorporated. Grace Kelly, the archetypal cool blonde shows an unsepected warmth in her scenes with James Stewart and the lesser roles are equally well played, particularly by Thelma as the insurance company's nurse who assists Kelly with her sleuthing. The restoration used for the Blu Ray, though not quite up to modern standards. is a big improvement on the prints shown on televison or DVD in the past, which had suffered severe fading. At last we can appreciate the film as it was meant to be.