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Old 02-03-22, 09:54 AM
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

Isn't To Catch A Thief a Paramount title?

The Man Who Knew Too Much and Frenzy seem rather conspicuous by their absence. Torn Curtain and Topaz as well, but I can't say I'm too fussed over those.

Hopefully the 4k fixes the issues the BDs had. Some of those later films were pretty subpar. Marnie I'm looking at you.
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

Originally Posted by rocket1312
Isn't To Catch A Thief a Paramount title?
Yes.

Originally Posted by rocket1312
Torn Curtain and Topaz as well, but I can't say I'm too fussed over those.
I know the feeling! Topaz in particular feels like punishment, and I couldn't force myself to rewatch it on Blu-ray.

The European retail listings I'd seen mentioned Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, and Rope, which makes sense; chronologically, they're the first 3 Hitchcocks that Universal controls. Someone on the other forum mentioned that there are two others in the works -- The Trouble with Harry and The Man Who Knew Too Much -- which would also chronologically be next up.

There are 10 as-yet-unreleased Hitchcocks that Universal controls, so if they're going for a complete run, it'll be interesting to see how they divide it up. 5 and 5 is nice and clean (with a chronological final set featuring Marnie, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, and Family Plot). Maybe some mix of 3-3-4? Maybe they'll ditch the chronological angle to mix in some more marketable titles?
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

Forgot about Rope. Hopefully it and Man Who Knew Too Much and Trouble With Harry get new restorations from the 3 strip negatives (if they exist). Nothing makes me happier than Technicolor done well.

*Edit* Silly me, only Rope is 3 strip. The other two are VistaVision. All three should look amazing though if done correctly.
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

The Man Who Knew Too Much and The Trouble with Harry should look fantastic if done well, thanks to being shot in VistaVision. Those were "color by Technicolor" rather than 3-strip Technicolor, though. (Rope and Under Capricorn were Hitch's only 3-strip Technicolor films.)
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I'd love to see Topaz get a new transfer. One of my favorite Hitchcocks.
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Iíd likely get all of them, but Saboteur is one of my faves.
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

I'm chopping at the bit to snag both Hitchcock 4k sets but holding off for two reasons:
1) Maaaaan, I hate that packing for how the discs are held (not so much the artwork)
2) Given Universals re-re-releases, you gotta think that after Vol. 3 hits there were will be a big box set of all of them
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

I did find the discs much easier to get out in Vol. 2, for what itís worth. If you donít mind importing, I think I read that some of the European releases actually have hubs.

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