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There's Lots Of Hitchcock Coming To Blu-ray This September!!

Published at: June 26, 2012, 2:24 p.m. CST

The Kidd here...

Start saving your pennies for September, ladies and gents, because there's plenty of awesomeness you're going to want to drop money on to fill out your home collection... and that includes a pretty incredible Alfred Hitchcock box set just announced by Universal as part of its 100-year anniversary celebration.

15 Hitchcock titles, 13 of which are making their first appearance on Blu-ray, make up ALFRED HITCHCOCK: THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION, which is set for release on September 25 for a limited time, but is already up for pre-order (I'm not sure how limited of a time we're talking about, but, if you want it, I'd suggest jumping on it before you find out you're too late). 

The set will run you $299.98 normally, but you can actually grab it for $209.99 (30% off) now off Amazon, if you want to keep some cash in your pocket. 

What do you get for your money? Well, in addition to the films, and all their special features, which are listed below, the set comes with a 50-page collectible book filled with "storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, and much more."

Yeah, I think I'm going to have to get a hold of one of these come September. I'm sure my family will understand why we're eating a steady diet of Ramen noodles in the coming weeks once they all sit down for NORTH BY NORTHWEST. 

    

SABOTEUR (1942)

  • Saboteur: A Closer Look
  • Storyboards: The Statue of Liberty Sequence
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Sketches
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943)

  • Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock’s Favorite Film
  • Production Drawings by Art Director Robert Boyle
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

ROPE (1948)

  • Rope Unleashed
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

REAR WINDOW (1954)

  • Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary
  • A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes
  • Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of The Master
  • Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock
  • Hitchcock-Truffaut Interview Excerpts
  • Masters of Cinema
  • Feature Commentary with John Fawell, author of Hitchcock’s Rear Window: The Well-Made Film
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-Release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart
  • Blu-ray exclusives: BD Live, Pocket Blu

THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (1955)

  • The Trouble with Harry Isn’t Over
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956)

  • The Making of The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Production Photographs
  • Trailers

VERTIGO (1958)

  • Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock’s Masterpiece
  • Partners in Crime: Hitchcock’s Collaborators
  • Hitchcock / Truffaut Interview Excerpts
  • Foreign Censorship Ending
  • The Vertigo Archives
  • Feature Commentary with Associate Producer Herbert Coleman, Restoration Team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz, and Other Vertigo Participants
  • Feature Commentary with Director William Friedkin
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Restoration Theatrical Trailer
  • BD Live, Pocket Blu (Blu-ray Exclusive)

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

  • Feature Commentary by screenwriter Ernest Lehman
  • The Master’s Touch: Hitchcock’s Signature Style
  • Cary Grant: A Class Apart
  • North by Northwest: One for the Ages
  • Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North by Northwest
  • Music-only audio track
  • Stills gallery
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spot

PSYCHO (1960)

  • The Making of Psycho
  • Psycho Sound
  • In The Master’s Shadow: Hitchcock’s Legacy
  • Hitchcock-Truffaut Interview Excerpts
  • Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho
  • The Shower Scene: With and Without Music
  • The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass
  • The Psycho Archives
  • Posters and Psycho Ads
  • Lobby Cards
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-release Trailers
  • Feature Commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho)

THE BIRDS (1963)

  • Deleted Scene
  • Original Ending
  • The Birds: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie -- New! (Blu-ray Exclusive)
  • All About The Birds
  • Storyboards
  • Tippi Hedren’s Screen Test
  • Hitchcock-Truffaut Interview Excerpts
  • The Birds Is Coming (Universal International Newsreel)
  • Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock (Universal International Newsreel)
  • Production Photographs
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • BD Live, Pocket Blu (Blu-ray Exclusive)

MARNIE (1964)

  • The Trouble with Marnie
  • The Marnie Archives
  • Theatrical Trailer

TORN CURTAIN (1966)

  • Torn Curtain Rising
  • Scenes Scored by Bernard Herrmann
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

TOPAZ (1969)

  • Alternate Endings
  • Topaz: An Appreciation by Film Historian and Critic Leonard Maltin
  • Storyboards: The Mendozas
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

FRENZY (1972)

  • The Story of Frenzy
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

FAMILY PLOT (1976)

  • Plotting Family Plot
  • Storyboards: The Chase Scene
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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