Shocking and highly controversial at the time of release, The Snake Pit broke new ground in Hollywood cinema for its depiction of mental illness and its treatment. Olivia de Havilland (Gone with the Wind; The Heiress), delivers an astounding performance as a young bride who suffers a breakdown and finds herself committed to an asylum.
Director Anatole Litvak (Sorry, Wrong Number; Anastasia) had to fight to persuade producer Darryl Zanuck to back the film, but the result remains one of the most potent and powerful films to tackle the subject and was an influence on later works such as Sam Fuller’s Shock Corridor (1963), Robert Rossen’s Lilith (1964) and Miloš Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).

Extras:

  • 4K remaster from original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with author and film historian Aubrey Solomons
  • The Battles of Olivia de Havilland (2019): critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson discusses the revered actor’s illustrious career
  • Neil Sinyard on ‘The Snake Pit’ (2019): a new appreciation by the author and film historian
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Lindsay Hallam, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • All extras subject to change
studio:
Powerhouse Films
Run Time:
108 minutes
Director:
Anatole Litvak
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Olivia De Havilland

Mark Stevens

Leo Genn
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Aspect Ratio:
1.37:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1948
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
Powerhouse Films

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Shocking and highly controversial at the time of release, The Snake Pit broke new ground in Hollywood cinema for its depiction of mental illness and its treatment. Olivia de Havilland (Gone with the Wind; The Heiress), delivers an astounding performance as a young bride who suffers a breakdown and finds herself committed to an asylum.
Director Anatole Litvak (Sorry, Wrong Number; Anastasia) had to fight to persuade producer Darryl Zanuck to back the film, but the result remains one of the most potent and powerful films to tackle the subject and was an influence on later works such as Sam Fuller’s Shock Corridor (1963), Robert Rossen’s Lilith (1964) and Miloš Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).

Extras:

  • 4K remaster from original negative
  • Original mono audio
  • Audio commentary with author and film historian Aubrey Solomons
  • The Battles of Olivia de Havilland (2019): critic and film historian Pamela Hutchinson discusses the revered actor’s illustrious career
  • Neil Sinyard on ‘The Snake Pit’ (2019): a new appreciation by the author and film historian
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Lindsay Hallam, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • World premiere on Blu-ray
  • All extras subject to change
studio:
Powerhouse Films
Run Time:
108 minutes
Director:
Anatole Litvak
Certificate:
12
Actor:
Olivia De Havilland

Mark Stevens

Leo Genn
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Aspect Ratio:
1.37:1
Theatrical Release Year:
1948
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
Powerhouse Films
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