Thursday, June 28, 2012

Specs and Pre-Order Info for the Limited Edition "Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection" on Blu-Ray



On September 25, 2012, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing a Blu-ray box of 15 Hitchcock films in the Masterpiece Collection. What are the producers' idea of Hitch's 15 greatest masterpieces? Well, some of these choices are a little questionable (Torn Curtain? Topaz? Family Plot?), but the major omissions are few (Strangers on a Train should definitely be here. I've always been partial to The Wrong Man, which is absent).

You can pre-order the set now through Amazon.com here:

Each disc is loaded with bonuses, plus you get the films "digitally restored from high resolution film elements," according to the press release. Here are the details:

Saboteur
• Saboteur: A Closer Look
• Alfred Hitchcock's Sketches
• Production Photographs
• My Scenes

Shadow of a Doubt

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

Rope
• Rope Unleashed
• Prodution Photographs
• My Scenes

Rear Window
• 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
• Re-Release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart
• My Scenes
• pocket BLU App

The Trouble with Harry
• The Trouble With Harry Isn’t Over
• Production Photographs
• My Scenes

The Man Who Knew Too Much
• The Making of The Man Who Knew Too Much
• Production Photographs
• Re-Release Trailer
• My Scenes

Vertigo
• Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece
• Partners in Crime: Hitchcock's Collaborators
• Hitchcock / Truffaut
• 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 Film Director William Friedkin
• Restoration Theatrical Trailer
• 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era
• My Scenes
• pocket BLU App

North by Northwest
• Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North by Northwest
• North by Northwest: One for the Ages
• The Master’s Touch: Hitchcock’s Signature Style
• Cary Grant: A Class Apart
• Feature Commentary by Screenwriter Ernest Lehman
• Stills Gallery
• Trailer Gallery

Psycho
• 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
• Lobby Cards
• Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
• Production Photographs
• Re-release Trailers
• My Scenes
• Feature Commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho")

The Birds
• Deleted Scene
• The Original Ending
• The Birds: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie
• All About The Birds
• Storyboard Sequence
• Tippi Hendren’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
• My Scenes
• pocket BLU App

Marnie
• The Trouble With Marnie
• The Marnie Archives
• My Scenes

Torn Curtain
• Torn Curtain Rising
• Scenes Scored by Bernard Herrmann
• Production Photographs
• My Scenes

Topaz
• Alternate Endings
• Topaz: An Appreciate by Film Historian and Critic Leonard Maltin
• Storyboards: The Mendozas
• Production Photographs
• My Scenes

Frenzy
• The Story of Frenzy
• Production Photographs
• My Scenes

Family Plot
• Plotting Family Plot
• Storyboards: The Chase Scene
• Production Photographs
• Theatrical Trailers
• My Scenes
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