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Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection ---> 10/14/08

Old 07-02-08, 05:11 PM
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With the alternate commentary tracks, I'm in for the double dips. This should be a hot title during the fall sale.
I have a few more Borders gift cards, I'll probably buy it there first 40% off coupon after release.
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Real versions of The Lodger, Young and Innocent and Sabotage. Terrific!
Old 07-02-08, 06:45 PM
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I can't believe people are complaining that this set is "too high"...considering 4 of the movies are OOP and go for up to 100 bucks a piece. I'll gladly be paying what they want me to pay for this set, this is awesome news for any Hitchcock fan.
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I'm in, I don't have the Criterions, but I do have all four Anchor Bay versions, including The Paradine Case. I don't think I'll get rid of those, but I can add the new ones.
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about time, imo- especially as I don't have any of these releases
Old 07-02-08, 08:41 PM
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About time a set like this is released.
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Cool. I have the Criterions and Lifeboat, but I'd like to get quality versions of the other stuff. Might just get this whole set.
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I really want to get this. I just finished a semester of doing an author studies on him. But I can't see paying $80 for the 6 movies. I'll probably pick up Rebeca and Spellbound if there available individually.
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yikes, Hitchcock Dvds are entering the Evil Dead realm in releases.

Looks like a good package

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Originally Posted by scott1598
i would love to get "Lifeboat" remastered as an indiviudal release as well.
I found it at Wal-Mart last Halloween for $5.00.
Old 07-03-08, 12:11 AM
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Hopefully the OOP Criterions will go down in price.
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Naturally, I buy one of the OOP Hitchcock Criterions last month, and this gets announced.

Well, as Arpeggi sad, maybe the Criterions will go down in price (although I'm skeptical of that happening).
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I'm hoping for individual releases as well. I only need 3 of them
Old 07-03-08, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by critterdvd
I really want to get this. I just finished a semester of doing an author studies on him. But I can't see paying $80 for the 6 movies. I'll probably pick up Rebeca and Spellbound if there available individually.
There are 8 films in the set, at $10 each that isn't too bad.
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Originally Posted by IGotsNewShoes
I can't believe people are complaining that this set is "too high"...considering 4 of the movies are OOP and go for up to 100 bucks a piece. I'll gladly be paying what they want me to pay for this set, this is awesome news for any Hitchcock fan.
Agreed. And the 10-14 release date is PERFECT! 2 - 3 weeks to read reviews to make sure nothing got massively screwed up. Then, at a certain site's 20% off November sale, the set should be available around $65. That's ~ $8 apiece for a bunch of classic and OOP Hitchcocks, loaded with extras!
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Originally Posted by The Cow
yikes, Hitchcock Dvds are entering the Evil Dead realm in releases.

Looks like a good package
How so? The four Selznicks had bare-bones Anchor Bay releases in 1998, Criterions in 2001 (except for The Paradine Case), and now the MGM editions in 2008. Both previous editions are OOP and have been for a while. Lifeboat seems to be the same excellent existing release, with the three British films having their first-ever official releases in R1. Unless you want to count the terrible public domain discs that have stunk up retailers for years (which are actually bootlegs).
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I just wish the existing versions of those four movies weren't already really good editions, because I have a much harder time double dipping on a perfectly satisfactory movie than I do on one that's getting a big upgrade in quality. I'm only mildly interested in the new extras, so really I'd just be buying the box for the four movies I don't have. Unless there's any really great deals, I'll probably hold off for individual releases, which I'm sure will be coming sooner or later, probably after they sell a bunch of boxes.
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DVD Times says:

The set boasts hours of all-new special features including audio commentaries, featurettes, screen tests, still galleries, vintage radio interviews, an AFI Tribute to Hitchcock and more, the DVD collection also includes a 32-page notebook with trivia, production notes and more about the legendary director. The Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection is priced at $119.98 SRP, while Rebecca, Spellbound and Notorious will also be available as singe discs priced at $19.98 SRP each.
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Strange that they're only making the former Criterions separate releases. That doesn't help those double-dipping. Not me, though, as I'm keeping my versions and getting the new box. I'm all for the extras, especially those that deal with such a great director's work.
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I wish they'd offer all of them separately. I need The Paradine Case and The Lodger. And I wouldn't mind replacing my crappy versions of Young and Innocent and Sabotage. I'm content with my Criterions and Lifeboat. So the only ones available separately are the most common (and popular) titles in the set.
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I will want to get the whole set as I have never seen The Lodger.
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That's nice; and I'm not being sarcastic or dismissive...this is easily the most impressive Hitchcock set to date; if moreso for supplements than for the films themselves. A pain in the neck, though, that The Lodger is not made available seperately. That's the one I want the most. The special features, though, look good enough for a double dip...so I just may get this big box.

I just hope MGM eventually runs out of junk to do, and gives us a massive William Wyler boxed set. Considering all the Wyler films MGM owns; many of them in pretty poor editions...These Three (out of circulation), Come And Get It, Dodsworth, Dead End, Wuthering Heights (out of circulation!), The Westerner (recently released), The Little Foxes, The Best Years of Our Lives (if there was ever a film deserving of a special edition...), The Big Country, The Children’s Hour...

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But what I want to know is why the hell MGM is still only releasing on DVD. I want me some Rebecca on Blu. And if each title is actually restored like they claim then there shouldn't be any excuse. There's also no reason why that can't pull a Disney and license the Criterion features. Then this set would truly be complete and totally remarkable.
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It's good that they don't have the Criterion extras. That makes it worth keeping your Criterions, which are excellent.
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Wow, Young and Innocent and The Lodger, cleaned up and watchable. I'm excited about this. I own all of Hitchcock's films on DVD already, but I'll happily upgrade everything.

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