Excerpt: As with the other reviews here, I'm in agreement that the film has less than standard picture quality. Audio is perfectly fine for a film this age and extras are what could be expected for a film a minimalist as this one. The movie is pretty decent, and likely gets better with time.
Summary: The story is about a group of men strangle one of their friends and hide him in a closet, then invite guest over to test how well they committed the crime - think they had achieved the perfect crime.
Excerpt: Rope is in dire need of a remaster, but I'll get to that in a moment. The movie was based on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case. In this version, the two men, which it doesn't take rocket science to figure out they are a couple, murder a friend just to see what it is like and what happens right...
Excerpt: 'Humanity, It seems is for the weak and weary.’ Two young men, Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Philip Morgan (Farley Granger), murder one of their classmates, David Kentley (Dick Hogan), for the sheer thrill of it just know what it feels like!
Summary: A standout in Hitchcock's filmography for it's unique choices in camerawork and editing. I think the 'gimmick' of presenting this film as one continuous take works effectively, becuase of the setting, characters and dialogue. It gives off the feeling of watching a play.
Excerpt: Two upper class intellectuals plan the "perfect" murder of an old school friend for the sheer thrill of it and hold a dinner party for his friends and family with the corpse hidden within the room.
Excerpt: Brandon Shaw (Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Granger) strangles David to death. They still continue with the party for Mr .Kentley. Publisher Rupert Cadell (Stewart) suspects something and discusses about murder.
Summary: There are times in this straightforward thriller in which the drama feels a little forced, as if Hitchcock is trying to wring every ounce of tension out of his cast, but that is to be expected from a drama that takes place in a single unbroken scene.