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Rear Window


Aug 01, 1954

Latest Home Video

May 06, 2014

MPAA Rating



Alfred Hitchcock


James Stewart
Grace Kelly
Raymond Burr.


1954 Universal Studios

Still shot from the movie: Rear Window.

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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.

Content Details

Why Is Rear Window Rated PG?

Rear Window is rated PG Re-rated in 1983. Rated "Approved" when released in 1954.

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Overall: A-
With his leg and hip in a cast, an apartment bound photographer 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-
An idle threat to “Put your eyes out with a red hot poker” is mentioned. Characters converse about ways to dismember a human body. Character shown concealing a saw and knife in newspaper. Man falls through balcony window. Woman slaps man’s face. A scream and breaking glass is heard. Dead dog shown. Man grabs woman’s arms and pushes her to floor. Two characters fight. Character falls from window.

Sexual Content: C
Topless woman seen from behind. Woman dancing in modest underwear shown many times. Women sunbathing nude (not shown). Couple kisses and hugs frequently. Discussion about whether or not a “shotgun wedding” is required. Man in boxers shown. Implied sexual relationship between unmarried couple. Newlywed couple depicted as being very “busy.” Man makes unwelcome sexual advances at woman.

p>Language: A

Alcohol / Drug Use: C
Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol through out. Woman lays out pills intended for an overdose. Man stumbles about while drunk.

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James Stewart starred in another Alfred Hitchcock movie, Vertigo.

Canadian Movie Ratings

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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Rear Window...

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.

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