DIAL M FOR MURDER IN 3-D!
$7 Member $12.50 Regular
Starring GRACE KELLY and RAY MILLAND
(1954) In the only Hitchcock movie ever shot in 3-D, quintessential cool blonde Grace Kelly stars as a society woman for whom jealous husband Ray Milland arranges the perfect murder. But thanks to a well-placed pair of scissors, the tables are turned, and Milland’s carefully-laid plans begin to disintegrate.
Warner Bros.' meticulous new digital restoration vividly brings out Dial M's color and stereoscopic photography as never before – creating the perfect 3-D experience. Each audience member will be provided with a pair of state-of-the-art 3-D glasses.
Hitchcock said of 3-D, “It’s a nine-day wonder, and I came in on the ninth day.” Hitchcock confined most of the action to one set and set his cameras in a pit to get low-angle shots designed to emphasize depth and to give the film a theatricality and claustrophobia à la Rope and Rear Window. Only on this stage the proscenium doesn’t end at the screen, it extends into the audience! 3-D is most effectively used in the murder sequence, which takes on new and greater significance as the viewer is placed in the midst of the struggle: a voyeuristic accomplice to murder as only Hitchcock could have planned.
To ready Dial M for Murder for this current release, a 4K scan was made of the original camera negative, along with a full restoration of the two "eyes" in perfect alignment. Approx 105 min.
A WARNER BROS. RELEASE
“SEEN IN 3-D, IT'S A REVELATION! Hitch receded actors behind a clutter of monumental bric-a-brac — a canny restraint allowing the stereo image to assert its own uncanny characteristics.”
– J. Hoberman
“A new digital restoration of one of the most significant films of the 1950s 3-D craze. Scanned from the original, dual-system camera negative, this new version should afford the most accurate viewing of the 3-D version in decades.”
-- Dave Kehr, The New York Times
“The constricted space takes on a highly expressive quality in the original 3-D version.”
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
“The audience is made to break out in chilly bumps and the tension is drawn so tightly
that one can almost feel it in the throat.”
– The New York Times
"IN 3-D, IT'S MAJOR HITCHCOCK!"
– Andrew Sarris