Now, Voyager - Criterion Collection (1942)
Sunday 1st December 2019
Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis; All About Eve) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical Boston Brahmin mother (Gladys Cooper; My Fair Lady), and remains convinced of her own unworthiness until a kindly psychiatrist (Claude Rains; Notorious) gives her the confidence to venture out into the world on a South American cruise.
Onboard, she finds her footing with the help of an unhappily married man (Paul Henreid; Casablanca). Their thwarted love affair may help Charlotte break free of her mother's grip-but will she find fulfilment as well as independence?
Made at the height of Davis's reign as the queen of the women's picture and bolstered by an Oscar-winning score by Max Steiner (Gone with the Wind), Now, Voyager is a melodrama for the ages, both a rapturous Hollywood romance and a poignant saga of self-discovery.
- New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Episode of The Dick Cavett Show from 1971 with actor Bette Davis
- Interview with Paul Henreid from 1980
- Selected-scene commentary on the film's score by professor Jeff Smith
- New interview with film critic Farran Smith Nehme on the making of the film
- New interview with costume historian Larry McQueen
- Two radio adaptations from 1943 and 1946
- An essay by scholar Patricia White and a 1937 reflection on acting by Davis
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.