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

Old 07-04-08, 03:11 PM
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I'm selling my Criterion Spellbound and Rebecca and getting this with the cash.
Old 07-04-08, 03:39 PM
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I would hold onto those for the extras. Sort of make your own multi-disc set.
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Originally Posted by Gerry P.
I'm selling my Criterion Spellbound and Rebecca and getting this with the cash.

Send me a PM when you're ready to sell!
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Originally Posted by jmj713
It's good that they don't have the Criterion extras. That makes it worth keeping your Criterions, which are excellent.
Congratulations Mr. Pompous. I don't have those Criterions because they are OOP and too expensive for me to take the dip.
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Don't worry, they should come down in price as this set is announced and released. Didn't mean to sound pompous.
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Those Hitchcock Criterions got re-released a few years ago as a set. I missed them the first time around too, but scooped up the boxed set at a very reasonable price.
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I already have the Criterions and the Anchor Bay Paradine Case and decent public domains of Sabotage and Young and Innocent. This is a definite skip for me, but great for everyone that missed the Criterions. Don't count on this release to greatly drop the value of the Criterion versions though. The exclusive extras will guarantee those stay expensive.
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Another thing: This set will probably coincide with Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season Four, which traditionally see release around Halloween. Has there been an official announcement yet?
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Def. picking this up without a doubt. I have Rebecca on criterion which I might hold on to. I have Anchor Bay Notorious and Suspicion which I will sell and will pay for half of this. Ill sell my copy of Lifeboat. And I just sold my Region Free copy of The Paradine Case. Im a Hitchcock fanatic so I'm ok with dropping the cash. I dont know if I should wait to get it though like people are saying to wait for a sale in November. Do you mean the Deep Discount sale?
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Another thing: This set will probably coincide with Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season Four, which traditionally see release around Halloween. Has there been an official announcement yet?
Not yet. The latest announcement Universal has made is for Midnight Eagle for 9/23.
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Originally Posted by dex14
Def. picking this up without a doubt. I have Rebecca on criterion which I might hold on to. I have Anchor Bay Notorious and Suspicion which I will sell and will pay for half of this. Ill sell my copy of Lifeboat. And I just sold my Region Free copy of The Paradine Case. Im a Hitchcock fanatic so I'm ok with dropping the cash. I dont know if I should wait to get it though like people are saying to wait for a sale in November. Do you mean the Deep Discount sale?

The 20% off sale will definitely make the double dip a bit more palatable; this was true with the Sergio Leone Anthology a year ago, but it will be a tough wait (especially for Paradine and Young and Innocent) until November!
Old 07-07-08, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Frozenhamster
Congratulations Mr. Pompous. I don't have those Criterions because they are OOP and too expensive for me to take the dip.
How is that pompous? These weren't OOP from the time they were released, you know. You were once able to walk into a store and purchase them... it's not like only people with deep pockets have these.
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I'd say this could lower the value of the Criterions by about 20%, but not all the way. I mean, Hard-Boiled took a hit over the Dragon Dynasty version.
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I sold my copies of Notorious and Spellbound about 2 months ago, I had a feeling that we might be seeing these again. I'm a big fan of both - I even own a gigantic vintage movie poster from Spellbound release from the '60s and a release advertisement for Notorious.
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Originally Posted by MikeDeN2K
How is that pompous? These weren't OOP from the time they were released, you know. You were once able to walk into a store and purchase them... it's not like only people with deep pockets have these.
Not only that. They were in print for quite awhile and we got a fairly lengthy warning before they went out of print. Many other Criterions had shorter runs and much less notice before going OOP.
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DVDBeaver has posted a comparison review between the new MGM release of Rebecca with the Criterion and Anchor Bay releases.

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompare/rebecca.htm
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Sweet, so glad this is coming out as I am rather late to Hitchcock, and so missed the Criterios, and Rebecca is one of my favorites.
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The MGM transfer of Rebecca looks marginally better than the Criterion, which I have. It's sharper, with more grain.
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Sweet, so glad this is coming out as I am rather late to Hitchcock, and so missed the Criterios, and Rebecca is one of my favorites.
Is that a cereal?
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Is that a cereal?
I put a spoonful of sugar on mine
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Is that a cereal?
They use high-quality wheat, but charge $15 per box.
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Originally Posted by jmj713 View Post
The MGM transfer of Rebecca looks marginally better than the Criterion, which I have. It's sharper, with more grain.
Definitely better than Anchor Bay. Some shots look clearly better than Criterion, others about equal. Definitely glad I'm getting the set. I have the Universal and Warner sets so my Hitchcock collection, plus To Catch a Thief, so my Hitchcock collection is definitely as complete as it can be.
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Aw hell. AMAZON sent me mine with the plastic casing cracked apart. Anyone else get a damaged one?

And it sucks, because I don't want to send it back...this is the most beautiful Hitchcock release ever produced. I love it.
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I'm on the fence with this one, but I have 2 questions...

How does The Lodger look?

Is Lifeboat really the same as the Fox release or has the transfer been upgraded?

I'd love to have The Lodger, Young & Innocent and Sabotage, but I don't feel the need to double dip on anything else.
Old 10-15-08, 01:06 PM
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Is Lifeboat really the same as the Fox release or has the transfer been upgraded?
Same transfer.

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