Best of Hitchcock 1

Best of Hitchcock 1

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Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Cedric Hardwicke, Frederick Stafford

Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, Cedric Hardwicke, Frederick Stafford

     
 
This DVD set contains some of the most revered titles in the entire Hitchcock oeuvre. Included are: Rear Window, a suspenseful film about the allure of voyeurism; the classic Psycho; the second version of The Man Who Knew Too Much; the technical artistry of Rope, which was shot in a series of unedited ten-minute takes; Shadow of a Doubt<

Overview

This DVD set contains some of the most revered titles in the entire Hitchcock oeuvre. Included are: Rear Window, a suspenseful film about the allure of voyeurism; the classic Psycho; the second version of The Man Who Knew Too Much; the technical artistry of Rope, which was shot in a series of unedited ten-minute takes; Shadow of a Doubt; Topaz; and Family Plot, his last film; there is an eighth tape containing four episodes from Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The episodes are "Revenge, "Breakdown, "Wet Saturday, and "Mr. Blanchard's Secret."

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The screen’s master of suspense is extremely well represented by this eight-disc box set collecting many of his most memorable films and four outstanding episodes from his popular TV anthology show. Psycho, the 1960 chiller regarded by many as Hitchcock’s best, appears here in its Collectors Edition, which includes censored scenes, newsreel footage, trailers, a photo gallery, production notes, and a separate presentation (with and without music) of the notorious shower scene. The Rear Window Collectors Edition incorporates an original documentary on the film’s production featuring interviews with filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich and Curtis Hanson, plus assistant director Herbert Coleman. Also included is a re-release trailer narrated by star James Stewart, a conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes, a gallery of production stills and posters, and DVD-ROM content. Shadow of a Doubt, the director’s less flamboyant but highly regarded 1942 thriller (and his personal favorite), is accompanied by an original documentary featuring interviews with cast members Teresa Wright and Hume Cronyn, production drawings, and a photo gallery. Rope, Hitch’s experimental adaptation of a celebrated stage play, also sports a making-of documentary and still gallery, as do the other DVDs in this set. The Topaz disc is unique in that it gathers together three very different alternate endings shot by Hitch. It also sports a documentary, hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin. The Man Who Knew Too Much, the 1956 remake Hitch believed superior to his 1934 original, is one of several DVDs in the collection to present reminiscences from Patricia Hitchcock O’Connell, Hitchcock’s daughter and a Hollywood veteran herself. Family Plot, the director’s last film, presents the storyboards used by the director as his blueprint for an elaborate chase scene. A disc containing four episodes from Alfred Hitchcock Presents rounds out this superb compilation.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
UPC:
0025192114922
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
15:02:00

Special Features

The DVD compilation includes censored scenes, newsreel footage, production stills and posters, production notes, original storyboards, cast and crew interviews, interviews with filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich and Curtis Hanson, original making-of documentaries, DVD-ROM content, and four episodes from Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Perkins Norman Bates
Cedric Hardwicke Mr. Princey,Mr. Kentley
Frederick Stafford Andre Devereaux
James Stewart Dr. Ben MacKenna,L.B. Jeffries (Jeff),Rupert Cadell
Joseph Cotten Charlie Oakley,William Callew
Karen Black Fran
Ralph Meeker Carl Spann
Robert Horton John Fenton
Bruce Dern Lumley
Dany Robin Nicole Devereaux
Doris Day Jo McKenna
Grace Kelly Lisa Carol Fremont
Janet Leigh Marion Crane
John Dall Brandon Shaw
John Williams Capt. Smollet
Mary Scott Babs Fenton
Raymond Bailey Ed Johnson
Teresa Wright Young Charlie Newton
Vera Miles Elsa Spann,Lila Crane
Barbara Harris Blanche
Brenda de Banzie Mrs. Drayton
Dayton Lummis Charles Blanchard
Farley Granger Phillip Morgan
Forrest Stanley Hubka
Frances Bavier Mrs. Fergusen
John Vernon Rico Parra
Kathryn Givney Mrs. Princey
MacDonald Carey Jack Graham
Wendell Corey Thomas J. Doyle, detective
Bernard Miles Mr. Drayton
Harry Shannon Dr. Harner
Henry Travers Joseph Newton
John Gavin Sam Loomis
Karin Dor Juanita De Cordoba
Meg Mundy Mrs. Blanchard
Ray Montgomery Man in Grey Suit
Thelma Ritter Stella, the nurse
Tita Purdom Millicent
William Devane Adamson
Constance Collier Mrs. Atwater
Daniel Gélin Louis Bernard
Ed Lauter Maloney
Eloise Hardt Actor
Harry Barclay George
John Gallaudet Doctor
Lane Chandler Sheriff
Martin Balsam Milton Arbogast, detective
Michel Piccoli Jacques Granville
Patricia Collinge Emma Newton
Raymond Burr Lars Thorwald
Ralph Truman Insp. Buchanan

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Family Plot
1. The Rainbirds' Secret [9:59]
2. Blanche & George [4:03]
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? [4:59]
8. Mr. Adamson [10:56]
9. A Marvelous Clue [3:37]
10. Taking the Bishop [6:06]
11. Maloney's Deal [5:40]
12. No Brakes [1:37]
13. Blanche Takes Over [14:41]
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 #2 -- The Man Who Knew too Much
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 [2:57]
13. An Empty Chapel [5:41]
14. Albert Hall [5:09]
15. A Crash of Cymbals [8:20]
16. Remove the Child [5:59]
17. Mother's Song [6:07]
18. One Last Stroll [6:54]
Disc #3 -- Psycho
1. Main Titles [1:57]
2. The Stolen Hours [4:39]
3. Forty Thousand Dollars [4:06]
4. The Stolen Money [2:54]
5. A Woman on the Run [3:52]
6. The High-Pressure Customer [8:38]
7. The Bates Motel [8:17]
8. Dinner With Norman [3:44]
9. Mother's Problem [8:01]
10. The Shower [2:53]
11. Cleaning Up After Mother [9:09]
12. The Swamp [1:34]
13. Let's Talk About Marion [3:44]
14. The Path to Marion Crane [2:30]
15. The Stammering Suspect [5:53]
16. Back to the Bates Motel [4:06]
17. Death and the Detective [1:07]
18. Looking For Arbogast [2:37]
19. The Dead of Night [3:17]
20. The Late Mrs. Bates [3:17]
21. Mr. and Mrs. Loomis [5:10]
22. Cabin One [3:02]
23. Looking For Mrs. Bates [5:40]
24. Mother [1:04]
25. The Other Half [5:20]
26. I Wouldn't Hurt a Fly... [1:39]
1. Introduction [1:32]
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 [10:35]
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 [4:51]
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 [1:22]
25. It's All For the Audience [2:48]
26. End Credits [1:49]
Disc #4 -- 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 [5:47]
15. Lisa's Risk [6:30]
16. Killer in the Dark [7:29]
17. A Few Changes [5:37]
18. Restoration Credits [1:50]
Disc #5 -- Rope
1. Main Titles [1:57]
2. The Perfect Murder [7:30]
3. A Masterpiece [2:14]
4. The Rope [1:54]
5. Mrs. Wilson [3:36]
6. The Fun Begins [6:20]
7. The Kentleys [3:36]
8. Phillip's Hands [1:06]
9. Rupert [4:54]
10. The Chicken Strangler [1:12]
11. Murder is an Art [5:34]
12. Kenneth & Janet [4:26]
13. A Peculiar Party [2:16]
14. Rupert's Suspicion [5:14]
15. The Party's Over [7:47]
16. Cat & Mouse [3:34]
17. Rupert's Justice [10:01]
18. End Titles [6:49]
Disc #6 -- Shadow of a Doubt
1. Main Titles [1:34]
2. Mr. Spencer's Friends [5:35]
3. One Man's Family [9:37]
4. Uncle Charlie [4:12]
5. Gifts [5:01]
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 [8:29]
11. A Detective [4:20]
12. The Need to Know [4:48]
13. The Real Uncle Charlie [9:08]
14. Fair Warning [8:32]
15. 'Accidents' [11:10]
16. The Last Waltz [13:04]
17. A Hateful World [2:58]
18. End Titles [1:28]
Disc #7 -- Topaz
1. Main Titles [2:11]
2. The Defectors [15:41]
3. Intelligence Concerns [4:54]
4. Dinner With Deveraux [7:37]
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 [17:33]
10. Fate of a Traitor [1:58]
11. Topaz [11:57]
12. Traitors in Our Midst [8:31]
13. The Deveraux 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) [4:04]
Disc #8 -- Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1. Revenge [26:14]
2. Breakdown [25:49]
3. Wet Saturday [26:08]
4. Mr. Blanchard's Secret [25:46]

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