Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection

Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection

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Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Edmund Gwenn, Frederick Stafford

     
 
Alfred Hitchcock entered the 1970s with his commercial reputation virtually in tatters, a far cry from his stature at the start of the 1960s. Then, he'd been in the middle of the massively successful trio of movies, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds, and was a ubiquitous presence on

Overview

Alfred Hitchcock entered the 1970s with his commercial reputation virtually in tatters, a far cry from his stature at the start of the 1960s. Then, he'd been in the middle of the massively successful trio of movies, North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds, and was a ubiquitous presence on television thanks to his anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents -- but the series ended, and he'd suffered three expensive box-office failures in a row, Marnie, Torn Curtain, and Topaz, in the second half of the 1960s. He redeemed himself with Frenzy, however, which marked his return not only to England for the first time in 20 years but also to the subject matter with which he'd started his career in thrillers back in 1926 -- murder, and a hunt for a serial killer in London. As the latest female victim of the "Necktie Murderer" is found in the Thames, raped and strangled, we meet Richard Blaney (Jon Finch), a bitter, belligerent ex-Royal Air Force officer who can't seem to find his way in life. He drinks too much and holds grudges too easily, and has an explosive temper, which is very near the surface as he's just lost his job. We also meet his girlfriend, a barmaid (Anna Massey); his ex-wife, a professional matchmaker (Barbara Leigh-Hunt); and his best friend, Covent Garden fruit seller Bob Rusk (Barry Foster). Their connection to the necktie murders will be clear to us in the first 30 minutes of the movie and, not coincidentally, completely misinterpreted by the police, as Chief Inspector Oxford (Alec McCowan) and his men tighten a circle around the wrong man, who rapidly runs out of options and allies. The chase and suspense are classic Hitchcock, favorably recalling a dozen of his earlier movies, from The Lodger and The 39 Steps through Saboteur and Spellbound to Dial M for Murder and North by Northwest, with some new twists and the added energy afforded by the extensive use of actual London locations. There's also a good deal more sex and nudity here than Hitchcock was ever allowed to use in his earlier movies, owing to the relaxation of "decency" standards that had taken place in the years leading up to this production. The suspense derives from multiple interlocking and overlapping layers of uncertainty -- when will each of the two men, suspect and murderer, slip? (And which will slip first?) When and how will the police realize their mistake, and will it be in time to save the innocent man? Amid the straightforward storytelling and thriller elements, Hitchcock manages to slip in a few bravura cinematic moments, the best of them a pullback shot down a flight of stairs into a busy street as the killer invites his next victim into his home, as well as a scene aboard a truck, with a murderer desperately wrestling with a corpse hidden in a sack of potatoes. Frenzy was adapted from Arthur La Bern's novel Goodbye Picadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by mystery aficionado Anthony Shaffer, but for all of that and its decidedly modern trappings of sex and violence, it bears the indelible stylistic stamp of Alfred Hitchcock.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
We're not certain that each of the 14 movies compiled in this deluxe box set rates the "masterpiece" designation, but there's no arguing that the lion's share of them fall into that category. For example, Shadow of a Doubt (1942), starring Joseph Cotten as a murderer who hides from the police by staying with unsuspecting family members, has been consistently underrated. Rear Window (’54) never ceases to impress, and Hitchcock's ’56 remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much, starring James Stewart and Doris Day, is even better than the director's much-praised ’34 version. Although the gimmicky Rope (’48), shot in a series of ten-minute "takes," comes off today as overly theatrical and self-satisfied, it still commands respect for the ingenuity needed to pull it off. The Trouble with Harry (’56) continues to delight lovers of black comedy, a subgenre rarely explored -- but definitely appreciated -- by this gifted filmmaker. Psycho (’60) remains the definitive Hitchcock shocker for many fans, although devotees who've studied the director's life believe that Vertigo (’58), a gripping study of obsession, is far more illustrative of Hitch's personality. And who can forget the simple, unadulterated creepiness of The Birds (’62)? Terrific movies, all of them. So much so, in fact, that the relative weakness of Saboteur (’42), Marnie (’64), Torn Curtain (’66), Topaz (’69), Frenzy (’72), and Family Plot (’76) might seem more apparent due to their inclusion in this collection with the better films. Happily, the good far outweighs the middling, and the box set is tailor-made for thriller fans eager to get heavily Hitched.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/04/2005
UPC:
0025192834622
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
14:00:00
Sales rank:
4,905

Special Features

The Birds - Rated PG-13; Marnie: Rated PG; Vertigo: Rated PG; Rope: Rated PG; Rear Window: Rated PG; Psycho: Rated R; The Man Who Knew Too Much: Rated PG; Torn Curtain: Rated PG; Frenzy: Rated R; Shadow of a Doubt: Rated PG; The Trouble With Harry: Rated PG; Topaz: Rated NR; Saboteur: Rated PG; Bonus Disc: Rated NR; Family Plot: Rated PG; 14 documentaries; 9 featurettes; Commentaries; Newsreel footage; Production photos, sketches and notes; Storyboards; Theatrical trailers; Masters of Cinema: Alfred Hitchcock; AFI Salute to Alfred Hitchcock; All about the Birds; The making of Psycho

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Perkins Norman Bates
Edmund Gwenn Capt. Albert Wiles
Frederick Stafford Andre Devereaux
James Stewart John "Scottie" Ferguson,L.B. Jeffries (Jeff),Rupert Cadell
Jon Finch Richard Blaney
Joseph Cotten Charlie Oakley
Karen Black Fran
Leslie Banks Bob Lawrence
Paul Newman Prof. Michael Armstrong
Priscilla Lane Patricia Martin ("Pat")
Rod Taylor Mitch Brenner
Tippi Hedren Marnie Edgar,Melanie Daniels
Barry Foster Bob Rusk
Bruce Dern Lumley
Dany Robin Nicole Devereaux
Edna Best Jill Lawrence
Grace Kelly Lisa Carol Fremont
Janet Leigh Marion Crane
John Dall Brandon Shaw
John Forsythe Sam Marlowe, the painter
Julie Andrews Sarah Sherman
Kim Novak Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton
Robert Cummings Barry Kane
Sean Connery Mark Rutland
Teresa Wright Young Charlie Newton
Barbara Bel Geddes Marjorie "Midge" Wood
Barbara Harris Blanche
Barbara Leigh-Hunt Brenda Blaney
Diane Baker Lil Mainwaring
Farley Granger Phillip Morgan
Jessica Tandy Lydia Brenner
John Vernon Rico Parra
Lila Kedrova Countess Luchinska
MacDonald Carey Jack Graham
Norman Lloyd Frank Fry
Peter Lorre Abbott
Shirley MacLaine Jennifer Rogers, Harry's Wife
Vera Miles Lila Crane
Wendell Corey Thomas J. Doyle, detective
Anna Massey Barbara "Babs" Milligan
Cedric Hardwicke Mr. Kentley
Frank Vosper Ramon Levine
Hansjörg Felmy Heinrich Gerhard
Henry Travers Joseph Newton
John Gavin Sam Loomis
Karin Dor Juanita De Cordoba
Martin Gabel Sidney Strutt
Mildred Natwick Miss Graveley
Otto Kruger Charles Tobin
Suzanne Pleshette Annie Hayworth
Thelma Ritter Stella, the nurse
Tom Helmore Gavin Elster
William Devane Adamson
Alec McCowen Chief Inspector Oxford
Constance Collier Mrs. Atwater
Ed Lauter Maloney
Henry Jones Coroner
Hugh Wakefield Clive
Louise Latham Bernice Edgar, Mamie's mother
Martin Balsam Milton Arbogast, detective
Michel Piccoli Jacques Granville
Mildred Dunnock Mrs. Wiggs
Murray Alper Truck Driver
Patricia Collinge Emma Newton
Raymond Burr Lars Thorwald
Tamara Toumanova Ballerina
Veronica Cartwright Cathy Brenner
Ethel Griffies Mrs. Bundy
Jerry Mathers Arnie Rogers
Vaughan Glaser Phillip Martin
Charles McGraw Sebastian Sholes
Ruth McDevitt Mrs. MacGruder
Joe Mantell Salesman

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director
Evan Hunter Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 1 - Saboteur
1. Main Titles [1:29]
2. The Factory Fire [6:38]
3. Prime Suspect [3:48]
4. A Wanted Man [4:59]
5. Mr. Tobin [8:27]
6. The Fugitive [2:51]
7. Mr. Martin's Guest [4:47]
8. Patricia [3:42]
9. Pat's Prisoner [4:11]
10. The Circus Troupe [11:15]
11. Soda City [8:43]
12. Heading for New York [4:00]
13. Unwelcome Surprises [3:44]
14. The Party Crashers [3:18]
15. To Stop a Traitor [12:38]
16. Fry on the Run [9:34]
17. The Statue of Liberty [4:06]
18. End Titles [10:07]
Disc #2 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 2 - Shadow of a Doubt
1. Main Titles [1:35]
2. Mr. Spencer's Friends [5:35]
3. One Man's Family [9:38]
4. Uncle Charlie [4:11]
5. Gifts [5:02]
6. That Tune... [4:07]
7. The Newspaper [4:30]
8. Man of the Moment [5:17]
9. 40,000 Dollars [3:27]
10. The Questionnaire Men [8:30]
11. A Detective [4:20]
12. The Need to Know [6:21]
13. The Real Uncle Charlie [7:35]
14. Fair Warning [8:31]
15. "Accidents" [11:10]
16. The Last Waltz [13:03]
17. A Hateful World [2:58]
18. End Titles [1:27]
Disc #3 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 3 - Rope
1. Main Titles [1:58]
2. The Perfect Murder [7:29]
3. A Masterpiece [2:14]
4. The Rope [1:54]
5. Mrs. Wilson [3:36]
6. The Fun Begins [6:19]
7. The Kentleys [3:36]
8. Phillip's Hands [1:06]
9. Rupert [4:55]
10. The Chicken Strangler [1:11]
11. Murder Is an Art [5:34]
12. Kenneth & Janet [4:25]
13. A Peculiar Party [2:16]
14. Rupert's Suspicion [5:14]
15. The Party's Over [7:50]
16. Cat & Mouse [3:31]
17. Rupert's Justice [10:01]
18. End Titles [6:48]
Disc #4 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 4 - Rear Window
1. Main Titles [1:34]
2. The Plaster Cocoon [6:52]
3. Stella's Advice [7:08]
4. Lisa [5:47]
5. Meet the Neighbors [5:47]
6. Mismatched Lives [4:47]
7. All Through the Night [4:37]
8. The Watcher [6:26]
9. Something's Wrong [10:34]
10. Doyle Investigates [7:11]
11. Eye on Thorwald [11:32]
12. There's No Case [6:20]
13. Rear Window Ethics [6:20]
14. Message to a Murderer [8:04]
15. Lisa's Risk [4:14]
16. Killer in the Dark [7:29]
17. A Few Changes [5:39]
18. Restoration Credits [1:50]
Disc #5 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 5 - The Birds
1. Main Titles [1:46]
2. At the Pet Store [7:49]
3. The Love Birds [10:29]
4. Bodega Bay [9:28]
5. Meeting Mrs. Brenner [2:40]
6. The Chickens Won't Eat [8:43]
7. At Annie's House [6:48]
8. Cathy's Party [6:11]
9. Dinner [4:50]
10. Dan Fawcett's Farm [6:08]
11. The School [3:15]
12. At the Restaurant [7:32]
13. The Gas Station [8:37]
14. The Phone Booth [1:52]
15. Laying Blame [1:42]
16. Where's Cathy? [1:40]
17. Under Seige [4:12]
18. Upstairs [11:18]
19. Evicted [6:01]
20. The Only Way Out [5:02]
Disc #6 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 6 - Marnie
1. Main Titles [1:59]
2. The Mystery Brunette [6:48]
3. Mama [10:03]
4. The New Payroll Clerk [7:05]
5. A Drop of Red [2:51]
6. Instinctual Behavior [6:04]
7. The Race Track [5:03]
8. The Rutlands [3:57]
9. A Robbery at Rutland's [5:02]
10. The "Real" Marnie [11:33]
11. The New Mrs. Rutland [7:11]
12. If You Touch Me... [11:46]
13. Beneath the Facade [11:13]
14. That Dream [6:53]
15. A Face From the Past [:00]
16. The Death of a Friend [7:23]
17. Take the Money [4:48]
18. A Visit With Mama [6:02]
19. Remember, Marnie... [3:14]
20. Marnie's Choice [10:07]
Disc #7 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 7 - Torn Curtain
1. Main Titles [5:33]
2. The Radiogram [5:51]
3. Michael's Book [4:10]
4. A Change of Plan [5:21]
5. The Defector [16:01]
6. Tailed [3:49]
7. Pi [3:53]
8. A Hard Man to Kill [10:26]
9. Sarah's Decision [3:51]
10. Koska [4:09]
11. Under Suspicion [7:14]
12. Counterfeit Traitor [10:16]
13. Lindt's Secrets [1:22]
14. A Bus to Berlin [7:44]
15. The Countess [12:23]
16. The Ballet Ruse [13:11]
17. Welcome to Sweden [7:20]
18. End Titles [4:31]
Disc #8 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 8 - Topaz
1. Main Titles [2:11]
2. The Defectors [15:42]
3. Intelligence Concerns [4:55]
4. Dinner With Devereaux [7:36]
5. The Facts About Cuba [3:08]
6. Andre's Assignment [5:37]
7. The Man From Martinique [21:21]
8. The Cuban Operative [10:34]
9. Things Fall Apart [17:32]
10. Fate of a Traitor [1:59]
11. Topaz [11:58]
12. Traitors in Our Midst [8:31]
13. The Devereaux Problem [4:33]
14. Jarre's Interview [5:53]
15. The Body in the Courtyard [8:57]
16. Nicole's Secret [1:54]
17. The Last of Topaz [4:54]
18. Crisis Averted (Titles) [4:05]
Disc #9 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 9 - The Trouble With Harry
1. Main Titles [1:52]
2. Hunting [3:23]
3. Harry [8:50]
4. Mr. Marlowe [6:40]
5. Miss Gravely [3:32]
6. A Portrait [13:40]
7. The Truth About Harry [5:13]
8. Coffee and Muffins [4:06]
9. A Burial Place [6:58]
10. Whodunit? [2:29]
11. The Old Salt's Home [:33]
12. No Rest for Harry [5:31]
13. Art Sale [7:08]
14. Harry's Shoes [4:24]
15. A Reason for Murder [6:53]
16. Calvin Wiggs [5:03]
17. The Doctor's Diagnosis [8:16]
18. Repeat Performance [2:36]
Disc #10 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 10 - The Man Who Knew Too Much
1. Main Titles [2:49]
2. The Bus to Marrakech [9:24]
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 [5:11]
13. An Empty Chapel [3:28]
14. Albert Hall [5:08]
15. A Crash of Cymbals [8:20]
16. Remove the Child [5:58]
17. Mother's Song [6:08]
18. One Last Stroll [6:53]
Disc #11 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 11 - Vertigo
1. Main Titles [3:22]
2. The Fallen Cop [1:36]
3. Johnny-O and Midge [6:19]
4. A Favor for a Friend [5:32]
5. Elster's Wife [5:19]
6. Among the Dead [3:28]
7. A Portrait of Carlotta [2:03]
8. The McKittrick Hotel [6:06]
9. Beautiful Carlotta, Sad Carlotta [4:26]
10. Carlotta's Blood [1:58]
11. To the Golden Gate [2:38]
12. Into the Bay [:59]
13. Scottie's Guest [9:11]
14. Two Wanderers [5:17]
15. The Sequoias [3:39]
16. The Fragments of the Mirror [3:26]
17. The Desperate Urge [3:03]
18. Madeleine's Dream [3:54]
19. It's All Real... [3:29]
20. The Tower [2:16]
21. Things Left Undone [2:01]
22. Nightmares [3:30]
23. Melancholia [1:37]
24. Ghosts [3:36]
25. The Woman at the Empire Hotel [2:35]
26. The Living and the Dead [6:27]
27. Because I Remind You of Her... [4:15]
28. The Gentleman Knows What He Wants [3:06]
29. There's Something in You... [3:46]
30. The Transformation [2:50]
31. The Necklace [5:24]
32. Back Into the Past [1:58]
33. My Second Chance [2:36]
34. There's No Bringing Her Back [3:52]
35. Restoration Credits [2:16]
1. A Masterpiece Almost Lost [2:20]
2. Development and Restoration [5:46]
3. Casting and Vistavision [2:22]
4. Shooting Begins September, 1957 [1:53]
5. The Stars; Locations at San Juan Bautista [3:38]
6. Costumes By Edith Head [1:47]
7. Production Design [1:12]
8. The "Vertigo" Effect [1:01]
9. Music and Titles [1:32]
10. "Vertigo" Fully Restored [6:37]
11. End Title Credits [1:05]
12. Original Theatrical Trailer [2:31]
13. Restoration Theatrical Trailer [1:24]
Disc #12 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 12 - Psycho
1. Main Titles [2:18]
2. The Stolen Hours [4:39]
3. Forty Thousand Dollars [4:06]
4. The Stolen Money [2:53]
5. A Woman on the Run [3:53]
6. The High-Pressure Customer [8:38]
7. The Bates Motel [8:17]
8. Dinner With Norman [3:44]
9. Mother's Problem [8:02]
10. The Shower [2:53]
11. Cleaning Up After Mother [8:32]
12. The Swamp [:36]
13. Let's Talk About Marion [1:33]
14. The Path to Marion Crane [3:44]
15. The Stammering Suspect [2:30]
16. Back to the Bates Hotel [5:53]
17. Death and the Detective [4:06]
18. Looking for Arbogast [1:08]
19. The Dead of Night [2:36]
20. The Late Mrs. Bates [3:18]
21. Mr. and Mrs. Loomis [3:17]
22. Cabin One [5:12]
23. Looking for Mrs. Bates [3:02]
24. Mother [5:41]
25. The Other Half [1:05]
26. I Wouldn't Hurt a Fly... [5:20]
Disc #13 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 13 - Frenzy
1. Main Titles [1:59]
2. Another Necktie Murder [2:26]
3. Given the Push [12:15]
4. The Ex [8:49]
5. His Type of Woman [10:07]
6. It Was Blaney... [5:40]
7. Suddenly Rich [4:09]
8. The Murderer Upstairs [6:28]
9. The Porters [11:05]
10. Bob Helps Out [7:37]
11. Bagging Babs [3:55]
12. My Only Alibi [9:45]
13. Bob's Duty [4:13]
14. Guilty [5:01]
15. Under Suspicion [2:42]
16. Blaney's Escape [10:20]
17. Caught Without a Tie [4:39]
18. End Titles [3:42]
Disc #14 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 14 - Family Plot
1. The Rainbirds' Secret [10:00]
2. Blanche & George [4:02]
3. The Silent Blonde [5:53]
4. The Kidnapping Couple [10:24]
5. The Chauffeur's Daughter [3:13]
6. Grave Matters [7:53]
7. Where's Eddie? [4:58]
8. Mr. Adamson [10:55]
9. A Marvelous Clue [3:37]
10. Taking the Bishop [6:06]
11. Maloney's Deal [7:17]
12. No Brakes [10:15]
13. Blanche Takes Over [4:26]
14. The Unwelcome Guest [8:27]
15. Looking for Blanche [7:45]
16. Adamson at Bay [8:24]
17. A Real Psychic [3:02]
18. End Titles [2:15]
Disc #15 -- The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Disc 15 - Bonus Features
1. Introduction [1:31]
2. The Novel and the True Story [3:19]
3. The Screenwriter of "Psycho" [7:37]
4. A Low-Budget Film [1:38]
5. Casting [10:34]
6. Production Begins [2:57]
7. Hitchcock's Cameo [2:32]
8. Production Stories [5:17]
9. Working With Tony Perkins [2:52]
10. Hitchcockian Themes [3:20]
11. Breaking Taboos [3:09]
12. The Shower Scene [13:43]
13. After the Murder [1:35]
14. The Murder of Arbogast [3:32]
15. Working With Hitchcock [3:11]
16. Meeting Mother [4:03]
17. Psychoanalysis [3:02]
18. The Score [4:52]
19. Finishing the Film [:47]
20. Censorship [1:51]
21. Before the Release [1:58]
22. Don't Miss the Beginning [2:35]
23. Making the Trailer [2:06]
24. The Reviews [1:21]
25. It's All for the Audience [2:48]
26. End Credits [1:46]

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Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would just like to clarify a comment made by another reviewer who wrote: "How dissappointing that "Notorious", "North by Northwest" and especially "Rebecca" aren't included in this so-called "Masterpiece" set." Well...this set is released by Universal Pictures which did not produce any of those films. "North By Northwest" and "Strangers On A Train" (as yet another reviewer listed) were released by Warner Bros., while "Rebecca" was released by United Artists and "Notorious" by RKO. Criterion had released worthy editions of "Rebecca" and "Notorious" as well as another rare Hitchcock gem "Spellbound". I just felt that the "disappointing" rating given was unnecessary. Even the "film student" got these wrong as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a list of great films. Ok, lets see: The Birds, Psycho, Rear Window, Vertigo, Shadow of a Doubt, The Man who Knew Too Much, and all together? That's fantastic news! As with any collection of this sort, there are some obvious omissions: Rebbeca, Notorious, North by Northwest are some things you should probably pick up in addition to this nice set. Really, you won't regret it. All three of Hitchcock's films starring Jimmy Stewart are found here (and all three of them are fantastic) That said, there are some films that are less popular here. Although many of these are still great films, they probably aren't what you would expect from Hitchcock. The Family Plot and The Trouble with Harry are some of the rare comedies. Harry is a fun british "what do we do with the body scenario." Marnie is a drama that is put together like The Birds, only without any birds. It involves delving into the title character's psyche quite a bit, and mostly without supernatural help. It goes well with Sean Connery at the helm. While these are not the normal Hichcock bunch, they are still good films (much better than the usual filler these kinds of collections get- you normally see ones that don't even look like hitchcock)
TexasTea More than 1 year ago
Nicely done with most of what you need to be a Hitchcock fanatic.
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What a line-up! Did somebody use the term "Masterpiece"? How did "Torn Curtain" and "Topaz" get in there? (Forget I said that!) Saboteur Shadow Of A Doubt Rope Rear Window The Trouble With Harry The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Vertigo Psycho The Birds Marnie Torn Curtain Topaz Frenzy Family Plot + Bonus Disc What can I do? I own most of the titles already. I still feel a disloyalty to Sir Alfie if I don't get it. I felt the same way about "The Audrey Hepburn Collection". Oh, what the heck! I might as well buy it. They're all getting "facelifts" to boot! How can I have original one-sheet posters of "Psycho", "Vertigo" and "Rear Window" hung up in my house if I turn down the chance to own that BONUS DISC? I don't drink or smoke, so I'll reward myself (just this once!) Now you Hitch lovers have no excuse not to join me. It's only well-invested money. You can always give your duplicate DVDs to grateful friends. Maybe they'll reciprocate and treat you to dinner and a movie! [filmfactsman]
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have waited for a long time regarding an Alfred Hitchcock collection that would bring together his best films. It seems that it has finally arrived. Despite a few ommissions ("Strangers on a Train", "North By Northwest", and "Notorious") this set contains some of his best-known works ("Psycho", "The Birds", "Vertigo") that make its hefty price tag worth it. I'll be there for this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great revisiting these classics.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
How dissappointing that "Notorious", "North by Northwest" and especially "Rebecca" aren't included in this so-called "Masterpiece" set. Let me just mention here that "Rebecca" was his ONLY film that won an Oscar for Best Picture. That is his most over-looked film, and it really is a shame.