The Dark Mirror Blu-RayReleased In : United Kingdom
From this gimmicky premise, director Robert Siodmak (The Spiral Staircase, The Killers) and producer/screenwriter Nunnally Johnson (The Woman in the Window) fashion a fascinatingly complex psychological film noir, as a psychologist (Lew Ayres, All Quiet on the Western Front) with a specialist interest in twins is brought in to help solve the crime. Delving deep into the personae of each sister, he finds himself falling in love with Ruth, which simultaneously helps him garner a better understanding of the twins’ relationship while also putting himself in considerable peril.
With the aid of impressively seamless special effects devised by the legendary Eugen Schüfftan (Metropolis), Olivia de Havilland gives a virtuoso performance as both sisters, only revealing their very different personalities when they’re alone together: one warm and loving, the other an ice-cold murderess.
Actors: Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell
Director: Robert Siodmak
Special Features: Commentary by Film Historian Adrian Martin, Noah Isenberg on The Dark Mirror, International Poster Gallery, Trailer for Siodmak's Other 1946 Film Noir - The Killers
Release Year: 1946
Label: Arrow Video
Region Coding: Region Free
Subtitles: English SDH
Case Type: Blu-Ray Case
Run Time: 85 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Video Format: PAL