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Old 04-22-12, 03:21 PM
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

The current release is pretty amazing, so a 100th anniversary would very much feel like double-dipping.
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The current release is pretty amazing, so a 100th anniversary would very much feel like double-dipping.
FWIW, you can get the current version for just $4.99 at Best Buy with the trade-in promotion.
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My steelbook of Lifeboat finally arrived from Eureka yesterday, and it looks absolutely gorgeous! I wasn't a big steelbook fan before, but these MoC releases are works of art.
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To Catch A Thief can be had for $9.99 if you use the coupon @ BB.
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There's a German BD site that says a Alfred Hitchcock collection (14 films) will be arriving later this year.

Rope
Rear Window
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Torn Curtain
The Birds
Family Plot
Frenzy
Shadow of a Doubt
The Trouble with Harry
Marnie
Psycho
Saboteur
Topaz
Vertigo
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Awesome! That's a straightahead port of the entire Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection. I desperately hope that's true.
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

If that's true ...
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That would be F**king awesome!!
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The only one that would be a double dip for me is Psycho, and I only have Rear, Rope, Vertigo, Birds and Saboteur on DVD. Hopefully the pricing isn't too steep.
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

According to a supposed leak of Universal's release schedule, this is slated for September 4, 2012 but that sounds a little early to me.

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I'm not upgrading very much of my collection these days, but that is one set for which I'd be happy to make an exception.
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Re: The Official Alfred Hitchcock on Blu-ray Thread

Who owns The Wrong Man? It would be nice to see that get a Blu-ray release as well.
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Who owns The Wrong Man?
Warner, as far as I know.
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Awesome! That's a straightahead port of the entire Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection. I desperately hope that's true.
Likewise. I would love to get all the Universal Hitchcocks in one go...
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BBC article on BFI restorations - nothing about potential Blu-rays, but an interesting read.
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Blu-ray.com review of The 39 Steps
Old 05-29-12, 03:56 PM
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The first of the BFI restorations, The Lodger, arrives on 9/24 in the UK, in a 3-disc set (presumably combo with soundtrack).
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema View Post
There's a German BD site that says a Alfred Hitchcock collection (14 films) will be arriving later this year.
Stoked! Hopefully this is true. It would mean I can replace my Dutch versions of the Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection (released as two box sets in the Netherlands), without having to hold on to them for one or two films that'd be missing from the new BD set.

Hopefully Warner is going to release a BD version of their Signature Collection also. Just saw that Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Suspicion and Foreign Correspondent are part of that collection in the US box; unfortunately they were missing from the Dutch Signature Collection. The first two never have even gotten a Dutch DVD release.
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Stoked! Hopefully this is true. It would mean I can replace my Dutch versions of the Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection (released as two box sets in the Netherlands), without having to hold on to them for one or two films that'd be missing from the new BD set.

Hopefully Warner is going to release a BD version of their Signature Collection also. Just saw that Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Suspicion and Foreign Correspondent are part of that collection in the US box; unfortunately they were missing from the Dutch Signature Collection. The first two never have even gotten a Dutch DVD release.
If Warner did, they wouldn't be able to include Foreign Correspondent, as they no longer have the rights.

However, Criterion DOES have the rights, so it's possible we'll have it on Blu from them soon.
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Ah, that doesn't surprise me actually since, over here, it was released by Universal in a box that served as a follow-up to the two "Masterpiece" boxes. The box mostly included old work from the master. Did Universal have the rights to Foreign Correspondent after Warner lost them?
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No U.S. listing yet, but the Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection (Universal) will be released on 10/1 in the UK.

Blu-ray.com link

Edit: There will also be a German set, with possibly different titles (39 Steps, North by Northwest?) included.

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That means they dropped Shadow of a Doubt - the best Hitchcock - and Saboteur, if we compare it to the old Universal box. Makes me kind of sad, actually. Still stoked, however, and can't wait for it being released. Thanks for the post!
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I don't know how much of that info is finalized, as to my knowledge Shadow and Saboteur are still in print, so omitting them from the set wouldn't make sense.
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Omitting Shadow while they still own the rights to the film would be pretty ridiculous, since from what I heard it ranks pretty highly in Hitchcock's filmography (not that I've seen it).

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