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Title Alfred Hitchcock [(Blu-ray) videorecording] : the essentials collection / Universal.

Edition Limited edition.
Publication Info. Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2013]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Blu-ray Fiction  F ALF    DUE 06-25-21
 Nichols Adult Blu-ray Fiction  F ALF    AVAILABLE
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Description 5 videodiscs : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Rear window: In English, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in French and Spanish; optionally subtitled in English for the hearing impaired (SDH)
Vertigo: In English, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in French and Spanish; optionally subtitled in English for the hearing impaired (SDH)
North by northwest: In English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish with optional subtitles in Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish; optionally subtitled in English for the hearing impaired (SDH)
Psycho: In English or French with optional subtitles in French and Spanish; optionally subtitled in English for the hearing impaired (SDH)
The birds: In English, French or Spanish with optional subtitles in French and Spanish; optionally subtitled in English for the hearing impaired (SDH)
Note For specific features see interactive menu.
Blu-ray disc set includes five of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic films, each accompanied by a selection of bonus features: Rear window (115 min.), released in 1954; Vertigo (129 min.), released in 1958; North by northwest (136 min.), released in 1959; Psycho (109 min.), released in 1960; and, The birds (120 min.), released in 1963.
Title from set container; information for North by northwest disc from container, only feature film with English language soundtrack and special features onscreen menu accessible.
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 disc bonus features include "Rear window ethics : an original documentary" featurette; "A conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes" featurette; "Pure cinema: through the eyes of the master" featurette; "Breaking barriers: the sound of Hitchcock" featurette; Hitchcock/Truffaut interview excerpts; "Masters of cinema" featurette; optional feature commentary with John Fawell; Production photographs; Theatrical trailer; Re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart.
Vertigo disc bonus features include "Obsessed with Vertigo: new life for Hitchcock's masterpiece" featurette; "Partners in crime: Hitchcock's collaborators" featurette; Hitchcock/Truffaut interview excerpts; Foreign censorship ending; The Vertigo archives; optional feature commentary with director William Friedkin; "100 years of Universal: the Lew Wasserman era" featurette; Theatrical trailers.
North By Northwest disc bonus features include "Destination Hitchcock: the making of North by northwest" featurette; "North by northwest: one for the ages" featurette; "The master's touch: Hitchcock's signature style" featurette; "Cary Grant: a class apart" featurette; optional feature commentary by screenwriter Ernest Lehman; stills and trailer galleries.
Psycho disc bonus features include "The making of Psycho" featurette; "Psycho sound" featurette; "In the master's shadow: Hitchcock's legacy" featurette; 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; optional feature commentary with Stephen Rebello; Lobby cards; Behind-the-scenes photographs; Production photographs; trailers, posters and Psycho ads.
The birds disc bonus features includes a deleted scene; the original ending; "The birds: Hitchcock's monster movie" featurette; "All about The birds" featurette; Storyboard sequence; 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" featurette; "100 years of Universal: the lot" featurette; trailer.
Contents Rear window / Universal ; a Paramount release ; Patron, Inc. ; screenplay by John Michael Hayes ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock -- Vertigo / Universal ; a Paramount release ; screenplay by Alec Coppel & Samuel Taylor ; associate producer, Herbert Coleman ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock -- North by northwest / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; written by Ernest Lehman ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock -- Psycho / Universal ; a Paramount release ; screenplay by Joseph Stefano ; Shamley Productions, Inc. ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock -- The birds / Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Credits Rear window: Director of photography, Robert Burks ; editor, George Tomasini ; music score, Franz Waxman.
Vertigo: Director of photography, Robert Burks ; editor, George Tomasini ; music, Bernard Herrmann.
Psycho: Director of photography, John L. Russell ; editor, George Tomasini ; music, Bernard Herrmann.
The birds: Director of photography, Robert Burks ; editor, George Tomasini.
Performer Rear window: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr.
Vertigo: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones.
North by northwest: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Jesse Royce Landis.
Psycho: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh.
The birds: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright.
Summary Rear window: "A photographer ... becomes obsessed with watching his neighbors and discovers a possible murder"--Set container.
Vertigo: "[A] dizzying web of mistaken identity, passion and murder involving an acrophobic detective and a mysterious blonde"--Set container.
North by northwest: "[An] adman ... gets plunged into a realm of spy and counterspy and is abducted, framed for murder, chased and crop-dusted"--Set container.
Psycho: "[An] unsuspecting visitor to the Bates Motel ... falls prey to one of cinema's nost notorious psychopaths, Norman Bates"--Set container.
The birds: "[A] tale of nature gone berserk, when thousands of birds flock into a seaside town and terrorize the residents in a series of deadly attacks"--Set container.
Audience Rear window: MPAA rating: PG.
Vertigo: MPAA rating: PG.
North by northwest: Not rated.
Psycho: MPAA rating: R.
The birds: MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details Rear window: Blu-ray, color; 1080p High-Definition widescreen 1.66:1; DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono (English), DTS digital surround 2.0 mono (French, Spanish); requires Blu-ray player.
Vertigo: Blu-ray, color; 1080p High-Defintion widescreen 1.85:1; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), DTS digital surround 2.0 (English, French, Spanish); requires Blu-ray player.
North by northwest: Blu-ray, color; 1080p High-Definition widescreen 1.78:1; Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround (English), Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), mono 1.0 (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish); requires Blu-ray player.
Psycho: Blu-ray, black and white; 1080p High-Definition widescreen 1.85:1; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (English), DTS digital surround 2.0 mono (English, French); requires Blu-ray player.
The birds: Blu-ray, color; 1080p High-Definition widescreen 1.85:1; DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 mono (English), DTS digital surround 2.0 mono (French, Spanish); requires Blu-ray player.
Subject Voyeurism -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Murder -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Neighbors -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
People with disabilities -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Acrophobia -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Ex-police officers -- California -- San Francisco -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Bates, Norman (Fictitious character) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Disappeared persons -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Murder -- Investigation -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Hotelkeepers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Birds -- Behavior -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Human-animal relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Mistaken identity -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Spies -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Detective and mystery films.
Horror films.
Spy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980, director.
Hayes, John Michael, 1919-2008, screenwriter.
Stewart, James, 1908-1997, actor.
Grace, Princess of Monaco, 1929-1982, actor.
Corey, Wendell, 1914-1968, actor.
Ritter, Thelma, actor.
Burr, Raymond, 1917-1993, actor.
Coppel, Alec, screenwriter.
Taylor, Samuel, 1912-2000, screenwriter.
Novak, Kim, actor.
Bel Geddes, Barbara, actor.
Helmore, Tom, actor.
Jones, Henry, 1912-1999, actor.
Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005, screenwriter.
Grant, Cary, 1904-1986, actor.
Saint, Eva Marie, 1924- actor.
Mason, James, 1909-1984, actor.
Landau, Martin, actor.
Landis, Jessie Royce, 1904-1972, actor.
Stefano, Joseph, screenwriter.
Perkins, Anthony, 1932-1992, actor.
Miles, Vera, actor.
Gavin, John, 1928- actor.
Balsam, Martin, 1919-1996, actor.
McIntire, John, 1907-1991, actor.
Leigh, Janet, actor.
Hunter, Evan, 1926-2005, screenwriter.
Taylor, Rod, 1930- actor.
Tandy, Jessica, actor.
Pleshette, Suzanne, 1937-2008, actor.
Hedren, Tippi, actor.
Cartwright, Veronica, actor.
Waxman, Franz, 1906-1967, composer.
Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975, composer.
Woolrich, Cornell, 1903-1968. Rear window.
Boileau-Narcejac. D'entre les morts.
Bloch, Robert, 1917-1994. Psycho.
Du Maurier, Daphne, 1907-1989. Birds.
Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.
Universal Studios, Inc.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Patron, Inc.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Shamley Productions.
Added Title Essentials collection : Rear window ; Vertigo ; North by northwest ; Psycho ; The birds
Hitchcock, the essentials collection
Rear window (Motion picture)
Vertigo (Motion picture : 1958)
North by northwest (Motion picture)
Psycho (Motion picture : 1960)
Birds (Motion picture)
Rear window.
North by northwest.
Standard No. 025192180583
Music No. 61125885
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Wonderful Filmmaking X
August 05 2014
What a DVD for Hitchcock lovers! Some of the finest films ever made. Rear Window will always be one of my favorites. Who says you need "up in your face" horror?!? This is intellectual stimulation for those willing to see beyond.
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