Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

The Essentials Collection

DVD - 2011
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In Rear window, A photographer confined to his room with a broken leg suspects a murder has been committed in a nearby apartment.
Vertigo is an elaborately constructed murder story and a fascinating study in sexual obsession. A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot in which a girl he loves apparently falls to her death. He then meets her double and tries to re-create the image of the woman he has loved but lost in death.
In North by northwest, an ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents.
Psycho is a horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother.
In The Birds, a small California town is attacked by thousands of birds.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2011]
Edition: Limited edition
Copyright Date: [©2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE ALFRE
Characteristics: 5 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Title from container
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Rear window: based on the short story by Cornell Woolrich. Vertigo, based upon the novel "D'entre les morts" by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Psycho: based on the novel by Robert Bloch. The birds: based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier
Rear window bonus features: "Rear window ethics : an original documentary" featurette; "A conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes" featurette; Production photographs; Production notes; Re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart; Theatrical trailer
Vertigo bonus features: "Obsessed with Vertigo : new life for Hitchcock's masterpiece" featurette; Feature commentary with associate producer Herbert Coleman, restoration team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz and other Vertigo participants; Production notes; Theatrical trailers; Foreign censorship ending; The Vertigo archives
North By Northwest bonus features: Commentary by screenwriter Ernest Lehman; Music-only audio track
Psycho bonus features: Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Re-release trailer; Newsreel footage: the release of Psycho; The shower scene with and without music; The Psycho archives; Production photographs; Behind-the-scenes photographs
The Birds bonus features: Deleted scene; The original ending; Storyboard sequence; Tippi Hedren's screen test; "The birds" is coming (Universal international newsreel); Suspense story : National Press Club hears Hitchcock (Universal international newsreel); Production photographs; Production notes, Theatrical trailer


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Mar 08, 2014

This is far and away the best single-
volume box set of Hitchcock films I've
seen available at our library system. Seeing classic Hitchcock films in HD/blu-ray is a real treat, and in this set of films, the special features alone are well worth viewing. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy Hitch's five greatest hits.


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