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Old 03-17-12, 09:58 AM
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The 39 Steps is a heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, following Richard Hannay (Oscar winner Robert Donat), who stumbles into a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an expected romance with the cool Pamela (Madeline Carroll). Adapted from a novel by John Buchan, this classic wrong-man thriller from the Master of Suspense anticipates the director’s most famous works (especially North by Northwest), and remains one of his cleverest and most entertaining films.

Disc Features

- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
- Audio commentary by Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane
- Hitchcock: The Early Years (2000), a British documentary covering Hitchcock’s prewar career
- Original footage from British broadcaster Mike Scott’s 1966 television interview with Hitchcock
- Complete broadcast of the 1937 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation, performed by Ida Lupino and Robert Montgomery
- Visual essay by Hitchcock scholar Leonard Leff
- Excerpts from François Truffaut’s 1962 audio interview with Hitchcock
- Original production design drawings
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Cairns
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Add that to the growing list of Hitchcock Blu-Rays I will be adding to my collection...
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Nice!
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I'm so jealous, I might have to seriously consider a region-free player. For some reason when I had a region-free DVD player, having titles from other regions bugged me.
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Is this the complete list of US releases? Missing anything?

Available
Psycho
North by Northwest
To Catch a Thief
Notorious
Rebecca
Spellbound
The Lady Vanishes CC

Upcoming
The 39 Steps CC
The Birds?
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If you have The Birds down as a question mark, you might as well put Dial M for Murder as well.
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Old 03-23-12, 04:42 PM
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There's also Strangers on a Train, which will receive a German release on 5/11 and presumably an American one soon after. The Universal list posted on Criterion Forum, which as been 100% accurate so far, has this:
Blu-ray Alfred Hitchcock set (9/4): Not certain, but thinking this will contain The Birds, Psycho, and Vertigo
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Well, we do have the Kubrick boxset as precedent, though that was never assembled until after all the films had received individual releases.

I would love to see Dial M for Murder in 3D. I've always heard Hitchcock did some interesting things with it, but I have never seen it in 3D. It would be really cool to see a lot of the vintage 3D films get releases. I know I'm dreaming, but it would still be cool. I would think Dial M would be the most likely old film to have the 3D version included.
My friend bought this to my attention yesterday, so I would like to share this with you guys.

In a post on alfredhitchcockgeek.com dated 11/20/2011, there is a link to a podcast featuring an interview with Warner Home Video Senior Vice President George Feltenstein by Dave Dinman of WMPG radio out of Portland, Maine stating that Dial M & HOW will be released toward the end of 2012:

http://www.alfredhitchcockgeek.com/2...ay-in.html?m=1

Note: Although the interview was about Warner Archive, the question about the Blu-ray 3D movies was raised at the 23 minute mark of the interview.
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Thanks for the link - the possibility of watching both Dial M and House of Wax in 3D might be enough to eventually convince me to shell out for a 3D TV and player. I'd also love 3-D versions of Creature from the Black Lagoon and It Came From Outer Space, though those are probably the only four films in the format that would interest me, except for perhaps Jaws III (People 0) and Friday the 13th Part III.
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Originally Posted by bacigalup View Post
My friend bought this to my attention yesterday, so I would like to share this with you guys.

In a post on alfredhitchcockgeek.com dated 11/20/2011, there is a link to a podcast featuring an interview with Warner Home Video Senior Vice President George Feltenstein by Dave Dinman of WMPG radio out of Portland, Maine stating that Dial M & HOW will be released toward the end of 2012:

http://www.alfredhitchcockgeek.com/2...ay-in.html?m=1

Note: Although the interview was about Warner Archive, the question about the Blu-ray 3D movies was raised at the 23 minute mark of the interview.
Feltenstein is awesome, such a fan of the classics
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Feltenstein is awesome, such a fan of the classics
I guess so. Warner promised deluxe editions of Greed and Magnificent Ambersons for years, only to seemingly abandon the former and disrespectfully dump the latter as a DVD-only extra on Kane.
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I guess so. Warner promised deluxe editions of Greed and Magnificent Ambersons for years, only to seemingly abandon the former and disrespectfully dump the latter as a DVD-only extra on Kane.
My experience with Feltenstein's interviews and such is that he's the movie fan who wants to see everything preserved and presented as well as possible. However, Warner is a huge company, and I'm sure there are plenty of bean counters who say, "Yeah, I know you're working on restoring all the Fred Astaire movies, but have you seen the numbers?" Warner Archive has given new life to many titles, and I'm guessing they'll add BD at some point too.
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Old 04-17-12, 05:53 PM
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BFI launches their summer Hitchcock celebration (note: video with sound begins automatically) - wish I was across the pond and could see some of these restorations on the big screen!

These were the listings for rights:
Blackmail, Champagne, The Farmer's Wife and The Ring © Studiocanal; Downhill, Easy Virtue, The Lodger and The Pleasure Garden, thanks to ITV Studios Global Entertainment/Park Circus.
I wonder what the likelihood is of a Studio Canal box set down the line? They could also include Manxman, Rich and Strange, Skin Game, and Murder. Or, perhaps two volumes.
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BFI launches their summer Hitchcock celebration (note: video with sound begins automatically) - wish I was across the pond and could see some of these restorations on the big screen!

These were the listings for rights:

I wonder what the likelihood is of a Studio Canal box set down the line? They could also include Manxman, Rich and Strange, Skin Game, and Murder. Or, perhaps two volumes.
Heck, if that means ANY sort of US release for Pleasure Garden and Downhill, I'll be a happy camper. Much less restorations of these and others. While a couple were hard to sit through, a couple are true gems. I'll happily buy them all, especially if they are Blu!
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Should I read anything into the as-yet unofficial Birds Blu-ray appearing in my Recomended for You on Amazon?
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Should I read anything into the as-yet unofficial Birds Blu-ray appearing in my Recomended for You on Amazon?
I think that's been an unannounced pre-order for a year or two now so I'm reading less and less into it every day.
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Spellbound and Notorious are $8.99 at Fry's this week if you have one nearby.
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Spellbound and Notorious are $8.99 at Fry's this week if you have one nearby.
Dammit! I've been really wanting to pick these up, but every time there has been a sale, it has been somewhere not in my area.
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Spellbound and Notorious are $8.99 at Fry's this week if you have one nearby.
Thanks for the heads up. I don't have a Frys nearby, but fortunately my parents took a trip to vegas this week and will pick them up for me (along with Miller's Crossing for the same price) while they're out there.

Feels good to be able to take advantage of one of these awesome Frys deals for a change.
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Is it a pretty safe bet they'll release a 100th anniversary edition of Psycho later this yr?
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Is it a pretty safe bet they'll release a 100th anniversary edition of Psycho later this yr?
Apparently there is a box set coming on 9/4 from Universal that may include Psycho. I would imagine it would be identical to the current disc though.
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