A long, long time ago Deep Discount had a buy 1, get 1 free Blu-ray sale. I ordered Burton's Batman and North By Northwest. Batman came in a week later and I was charged. Then I waited... waited...waited... for my free NBNW to show up. Today it was in my mailbox --- and it looks stellar. I loved the blu-ray 3 dimensionality (is that a word), the picture is a beaut. It's in Warner's book format, but I don't mind that.
Now, more Hitch on Blu?
Theirs been some buzz that The Birds will be released next year on blu. But as I was scouring for more info, I found a blu-ray listing for Vertigo, Rear Window and Dial "M" for Murder, as well. No covers or release date or any info. But I wonder if the website knows something. It would be cool, I'm sick of this, 1 Blu a year, thing. Lets put out a bunch.
"I'm not a man who approves of definitions. Labels belong on luggage as far as I'm concerned; they don't mean anything in art" - Fellini
just bought this and I know it isn't Blu ray but I wanted these movies so I just went for it. once I peeled off it's shrink wrap I was very impressed with the packaging. Very impressed! I think the packaging makes this set a keeper. I know the movies themselves are just recycled from previous issues (as are the extras) but because I didn't own any of these I'm very happy.
The reviews are trickling in for the BD releases of Notorious, Rebecca and Spellbound. They look ok, but nothing too exciting. The original negatives are either damaged or missing, so the upgrade is never going to be perfect. Fortunately, they're cheap and will probably be 10 bucks each in a few months, so I'll finally be able to watch Notorious again. It's one of my favorites, but I never bought it because the dvd was so expensive.
Oh, and they all have some of the worst artwork possible. It looks like someone spent about 10 minutes coming up with those covers.
Don't be mean; we don't have to be mean, cuz, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
That's good to know, thanks guys. I have the OOP Criterion DVD of Notorious so I'll skip that for now and get the other two on Blu Ray since I don't have them on DVD .
Rebecca is the only one of those 3 I haven't seen yet. It will be nice to have some Hitchcock in my new, small but growing Blu Ray collection(I only have 6 movies and Alien Anthology box set so far). Eventually I will have to upgrade some of my other Hitch movies to Blu Ray, need to know first if the upgrade is worth it before I do it.
To Catch a Thief on Blu looks gorgeous. It might not be my favorite Hitch flick of all time, but it is one of his best looking. Funny, he preferred filming in sets, but if this movie is any indication, he was a master on location as well. It's such a beautiful array of color. A few reviews...
Post by sol-survivor on Oct 8, 2012 11:20:47 GMT -5
I have all of the Top 25 on DVD, but the only ones I've watched so far are To Catch A Thief, Lifeboat, Dial M For Murder, The Lady Vanishes, Rebecca, Psycho, Strangers On A Train, Rear Window, North By Northwest, and Vertigo. Of these Rebecca, Psycho, Rear Window, North By Northwest, and Vertigo are my favorites, and I practically have them memorized. A few of my discs are Criterion, including Rebecca which I lucked into getting for 50 cents a couple years ago. Of the movies not in the Top 25 I've also watched The Trouble With Harry, which was fun. I also have the discs for Alfred Hitchcock Presents Seasons 1 through 5 but have yet to watch any of them. A friend I lent them to has really enjoyed them, though. At this point I am not in a position to upgrade anything to Blu-Ray, and I'm OK with that.