Alfred Hitchcock Collection 2

Alfred Hitchcock Collection 2

     
 

Nine early films from the master of suspense are available on this seven-DVD set. The movies, dating from 1927-1938, are Murder!, The Farmer's Wife, The Lady Vanishes, Sabotage, The Lodger, Blackmail (Hitchcock's first sound film), Easy Virtue, The Man Who Knew Too Much (his first international hit), and RichSee more details below

Overview

Nine early films from the master of suspense are available on this seven-DVD set. The movies, dating from 1927-1938, are Murder!, The Farmer's Wife, The Lady Vanishes, Sabotage, The Lodger, Blackmail (Hitchcock's first sound film), Easy Virtue, The Man Who Knew Too Much (his first international hit), and Rich and Strange. Also included is an episode from Alfred Hitchcock Presents, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice, directed by Hitchcock himself. One can see Hitchcock progressively developing his masterful skills in this collection.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Movie buffs and DVD collectors who need but a sampling of Alfred Hitchcock’s work could scarcely do better than this three-disc set comprising two classic feature films and a handful of Hitchcock-directed episodes from his popular TV series. Rear Window (1954), adapted from a Cornell Woolrich short story, follows a wheelchair-bound shut-in (James Stewart) who believes he has observed a murder committed by someone in an adjoining building. It is a Stewart tour de force and a superior outing for costars Grace Kelly, a pre-Perry Mason Raymond Burr, and Thelma Ritter. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) pairs Stewart with Doris Day, who warbles the Oscar-winning "Que Sera, Sera" while trying to disentangle herself and Stewart from an assassination plot overseas. A suspenseful reworking of the director’s 1934 film of the same title, The Man Who Knew Too Much enjoyed even greater critical and commercial success than its predecessor, and it remains a favorite of Hitchcock devotees. The third disc includes five TV episodes, directed by the Master himself, culled from several seasons of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "Arthur" (starring Laurence Harvey and Hazel Court); "The Horseplayer" (Claude Rains); "The Crystal Trench" (James Donald);"Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat" (Audrey Meadows); and one of the very best half hours, "Bang! You’re Dead," featuring future Lost in Space and Babylon Five figure Bill Mumy. The two features are represented by Universal’s Special Editions, complete with audio commentaries by the director’s daughter Pat and other filmmakers, documentaries on the films’ production, still galleries, production notes, and original theatrical trailers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
UPC:
0025192115127
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, monaural]
Time:
7:05:00

Special Features

DVD includes audio commentaries by the director’s daughter Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell and various filmmakers, documentaries on the films' productions, still galleries, production notes, and original theatrical trailers.

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Alfred Hitchcock Collection, Vol. 2: Rear Window
1. Main Titles [1:33]
2. The Plaster Cocoon [6:52]
3. Stella's Advice [7:07]
4. Lisa [5:46]
5. Meet the Neighbors [5:46]
6. Mismatched Lives [4:47]
7. All Through the Night [4:37]
8. The Watcher [6:25]
9. Something's Wrong [10:34]
10. Doyle Investigates [7:11]
11. Eye On Thorwald [11:31]
12. There's No Case [6:20]
13. Rear Window Ethics [6:20]
14. Message to a Murderer [12:17]
15. Lisa's Risk [7:29]
16. Killer in the Dark [5:37]
17. A Few Changes [1:50]
18. Restoration Credits [1:53]
Disc #2 -- Alfred Hitchcock Collection, Vol. 2: The Man Who Knew Too Little
1. Main Titles [2:28]
2. The Bus to Marrakech [9:23]
3. Bernard's Business [5:06]
4. The Draytons [7:48]
5. Murder at the Market [7:44]
6. The Interrogation [9:43]
7. The Awful Truth [6:44]
8. London [10:45]
9. Ambrose Chappell [6:45]
10. It's a Place! [3:14]
11. Conspirators [5:18]
12. Confrontation [8:38]
13. An Empty Chapel [5:09]
14. Albert Hall [8:20]
15. A Crash of Cymbals [5:59]
16. Remove the Child [6:07]
17. Mother's Song [6:54]
18. One Last Stroll [3:36]
Disc #3 -- Alfred Hitchcock Collection, Vol. 2: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Vol. 4
1. Arthur [26:06]
2. The Crystal Trench [26:00]
3. Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat [25:50]
4. The Horseplayer [25:34]
5. Bang! You're Dead [25:29]

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