Picture from Rear Window
Overall A-

With his leg and hip in a cast, an apartment bound photographer (James Stewart) uses his camera lens to spy on neighbors. With minimal violence and few scenes with sexuality, parents and teens will appreciate one of Alfred Hitchcock's finest murder mysteries.

Violence B-
Sexual Content C
Profanity A
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG Re-rated in 1983. Rated "Approved" when released in 1954.

Rear Window

The most recent home video release of this movie is May 6, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Rear Window (Blu-ray/UltraViolet and Digital Copy)

Release Date: May 6, 2014 (Amazon) 3 June 2014 (Alternate release date)

(There are convicting reports as to which date this title will be released on. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.)

Rear Window releases to home video (Blu-ray/UltraViolet and Digital Copy) with the following special features:

- Digital Copy of Rear Window (Subject to expiration.)

- UltraViolet Copy of Rear Window (Subject to expiration.)

- Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary

- A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes

- Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master

- Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock

- Hitchcock / Truffaut Interview Excerpts

- Masters of Cinema

- Feature Commentary with John Fawell, Author of Hitchcock’s Rear Window: The Well-Made Film

- Production Photographs

- Theatrical Trailer

- Re-Release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart

- My Scenes

- pocket BLU App

- BD-Live

DVD Release Information:

  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic 1.66:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono).
DVD Extras:
  • Production notes
  • Making of documentary (including interviews with cast, crew members, filmmakers, and Hitchcocks daughter)
  • Featurette: Conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes
  • Production stills, Re-released trailer narrated by James Stewart
  • Script

Parents should also be aware that the opening promotions on the disc include a montage of scenes from several Hitchcock films that maybe disturbing to some viewers.

Related home video titles:

James Stewart starred in another Alfred Hitchcock movie, Vertigo.