House of Hitchcock (Blu-ray Limited Edition) [UK]

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Universally recognised as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema’s most thrilling and unforgettable classics. The House of Hitchcock features 18 iconic films from the acclaimed director’s illustrious career including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo and North by Northwest, plus a range of limited edition extras including blueprints of the infamous Psycho House, original storyboards from some of his finest movies, movie poster artcards for all the films, and a booklet about the man himself.

Includes:


  • SABOTEUR
  • SHADOW OF A DOUBT
  • ROPE
  • STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
  • DIAL M FOR MURDER
  • REAR WINDOW
  • TO CATCH A THIEF
  • THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
  • THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
  • VERTIGO
  • NORTH BY NORTHWEST
  • PSYCHO (1960)
  • THE BIRDS
  • MARNIE
  • TORN CURTAIN
  • TOPAZ
  • FRENZY
  • FAMILY PLOT
Bonus features:


  • DOCUMENTARIES
  • EXPERT COMMENTARIES
  • INTERVIEWS
  • SCREEN TESTS
  • STORYBOARDS
  • AND MUCH MORE!
Plus:

ORIGINAL LETTERS, STORYBOARDS, BLUEPRINTS AND MORE.
 

stu

Sep 26, 2018
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Hopefully we get more information on this. "EXPERT COMMENTARIES" is extremely vague and so is the other bonus features.

EDIT: There seems to be some misinformation going around about this edition. Here is some images that contradict each other with how many films it includes and how it appears physically.
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stu

Sep 26, 2018
21
Same Blu-ray discs as previously released in UK as in same extras

All that's different is the packaging
That's a bit disappointing. I guess the extra collectibles and memorabilia and what not would be fun to have if you're a big fan.
 

paulboland

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Hopefully we get more information on this. "EXPERT COMMENTARIES" is extremely vague and so is the other bonus features.

EDIT: There seems to be some misinformation going around about this edition. Here is some images that contradict each other with how many films it includes and how it appears physically.View attachment 444716
UK it's 18 films
Some other countries has less films
This happened previously with other hitchcock editions

Some editions in Europe won't have films below but UK release has and is why UK is 18 discs compared to 14 or 15 discs in other countries releases
Some have North By Northwest but not the 3 other films

  • STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
  • DIAL M FOR MURDER
  • TO CATCH A THIEF
  • NORTH BY NORTHWEST
 
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paulboland

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Huh, that's super weird considering they are all Region B
It happened with previous hitchcock masterpiece and ultimate collection releases in Europe discs included was different in a few countries

  • STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (Warner)
  • DIAL M FOR MURDER (Warner)
  • TO CATCH A THIEF (Paramount)
  • NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Warner)
These films above are not from Universal but Warner and Paramount

Distribution rights varies for above films in Europe so can't be included in some releases of this Box Set
 
Mar 24, 2013
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Cool "Psycho" style house ..
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... with "Hitch cameo" and a "Rear Window" touch:-

Still stuck in 1942 - 1976 . . . of course great to see a more complete collection than the Masterpiece Collection - 18 films (STRANGERS ON A TRAIN / DIAL M FOR MURDER / TO CATCH A THIEF / NORTH BY NORTHWEST) instead of 14.
Would probably get this set if I didn't already own the films as always nice to have a more complete collection in one place instead of higgledy-piggledy releases in different style packaging and this "Scooby-Doo" style house does look the dog's doodahs although admittedly not a fan of the (old fashioned) clear blue Amarays and prefer the clear white or the Scanavo cases used by some of the other distributors .

Anyway, fingers crossed that one day a yet more complete collection will be available including two of his very earliest Hollywood classics REBECCA and NOTORIOUS (from the US triple boxset - SUSPICION from that set has since been released here as one of the HMV "Premium Collection") and the US Criterion release of FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT ...
... + others already released loose here in the UK including those UK pre REBECCA from Network Releasing / ITV Studios & Arrow:-
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