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Old 22-04-2004, 05:29   #181
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Hm, I'm sure they did a DVD version, but can't find it now!


Anyways.... I'm sure you would be better off buying individually to get the best presentation as there are lots of variations in releases
Blimey when did they do this one then?

Was it a local area thing or all the UK, & was there a dvd version?
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Old 22-04-2004, 08:19   #182
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They're all titles Universal have a distribution deal for (and only 6 films in the series). They'd never be able to cover the majority of them due to the rights.

P.S. It looks like that one is still running and you can subscribe online for delivery by post. You have to subscribe for the free gifts. Just a shame it's VHS, and also the CD 'gift' is not the proper Pyscho soundtrack (which is an excellent soundtrack by the way).
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Old 22-04-2004, 10:55   #183
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Just a quick point out to the fact that at least a couple of the Korean R3 versions appear to be bloomin' cheap at www.koreandvds.com. My experiences with this companuy have been very good in the past !
I'll back that up!

I've picked up Lifeboat, I Confess, Dial M for Murderousness and The Wrong Man from Koreandvds (some of which I've got for sale).

They're all video sourced transfers, with Lifeboat being the only one not worth getting (due to bad audio sync). The upcoming Warner Brother versions should be better, but until then, these are probably the best versions on DVD.
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Old 21-05-2004, 09:27   #184
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...already been posted in another thread, but digitalbits are reporting some new Hitchcock DVDs from MGM in November:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/rumormill.html

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We also have confirmation of the titles coming in November as part of MGM's Alfred Hitchcock promotion from the studio. These will include The Lady Vanishes, Notorious, The Paradine Case, Rebecca, Sabotage, Spellbound, The Thirty-Nine Steps and Young & Innocent. They'll be available in a box set and separately as well.

Just so you know, because we know you'll start asking, we don't know what any of the above means for Criterion's current releases of some of these Lean and Hitchcock titles. You might, however, want to pick the Criterion discs up if you haven't done so yet, just in case they do go out of print.
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Psycho.. which version?

ok.. Psycho? Which version and region?

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Snowball, see my trade thread for the answer...

http://www.thedvdforums.co.uk/forums...hreadid=238786
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Does anyone know if the R2 copy of Psycho released with the Psycho Collection features the same transfer as the R1?
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Has Dial M for Murder got a release date yet or been confirmed (other than in the HTF transcript)?


If not, can anyone recommend a good Korean retailer where I can get a copy?

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(tips4nt - your site is excellent btw!)

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Just a heads up for anyone who recieves the Irish channel TG4, Dial M for Murder is on at 23:30 this Saturday (22/5)
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Psycho? Which version and region?
Follow the link below to the Psycho page of tips4tnt's AH DVD Info Site.

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Does anyone know if the R2 copy of Psycho released with the Psycho Collection features the same transfer as the R1?
I don't know, but I expect it's the near-bare bones r2/4 version that Universal re-issued for their 17 film boxset last year. Thanks for the Dial M heads-up, unfortunately, I have only just noticed it. TV3 and especially TG4 reception is dire here anyhow, and I think our neighbours must be running a particle accelerator with the ghosting and waving we get on Bog 1 & 2.

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Has Dial M for Murder got a release date yet or been confirmed (other than in the HTF transcript)?... can anyone recommend a good Korean retailer where I can get a copy?
To quote Warner from that transcript, "...HITCHCOCK. 7 new to DVD titles are coming later this year!". Dial M had previously been confirmed for r1 this year, but I haven't seen a date for any of them. KoreanDVDs, who were mentioned several posts previously, seems a popular R3 supplier, though I have not used them. They have Dial M for US$6 + $4.61 delivery, or ~Ł5.90.

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Has 'Waltzes From Vienna' been released anywhere on DVD or VHS? I'd love to track this film down but it's not even listed in Maltin's TV and Movie Guide, despite some very obscure Hitchcock's being in there. Any reason why it doesn't seem to be available?
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Waltzes From Vienna

Alfred's Place has a recorded-from-TV French-dubbed version available on DVD+R(W) or VHS for $40! They state that the film is 52m45s, whereas IMDB gives it as 80m. The site doesn't say if they (based in Florida) ship to Europe, but I think most of us would be prepared to wait for the inevitable commercial DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray release.
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Re: Waltzes From Vienna

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Alfred's Place has a recorded-from-TV French-dubbed version available on DVD+R(W) or VHS for $40! They state that the film is 52m45s, whereas IMDB gives it as 80m. The site doesn't say if they (based in Florida) ship to Europe, but I think most of us would be prepared to wait for the inevitable commercial DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray release.
Thanks. I really meant an official release (like 'Downhill' in Germany). It looks like that bootleg recorded off French TV has being doing the rounds. There're even two sellers trying to flog copies on Amazon's French website. I'll think I'll hang for an offical release along with the likes of 'The Midshipmaid' and 'Out Of The Blue'.
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Warner Bros. has finally officially revealed that they'll street a 9-film DVD box set, The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection, on 9/7 (SRP $99.92). The set will include 7 new titles (Dial M for Murder, Foreign Correspondent, Suspicion, The Wrong Man, Stage Fright, I Confess and Mr. and Mrs. Smith) which will also be available separately for $19.97 each. The set will also include a 2-disc Strangers on a Train: Special Edition ($26.99 separately) and the previously released North by Northwest: Special Edition. All will feature documentaries and other extras.
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Anyone know what the R1 "Under Capricorn" is like
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Mike - I'm sure Step Away From The Console will reply (as he has that DVD), but the screen grabs look quite good.
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Anyone know what the R1 "Under Capricorn" is like
When it was released, there was some chunnering on the HTF about it being a poor transfer (Warners have raised expectations for all of us with regards to three strip Technicolor), but Glenn Erikson says:

"Image's DVD of Under Capricorn is a pleasant surprise. The source is a 35mm element in excellent shape, with just a few emulsion nicks here and there. The audio is clear as well. The encoding is more than adequate. Although digital work could have smoothed out the picture even more, this is a very good-looking disc.

"Fans of Jack Cardiff will instantly recognize his palate of favorite colors that quietly emphasize the emotions of the characters. Cardiff's exacting work enlivens the show - it's interesting that if any director other than Hitchcock had directed, the static painterly look would have been considered an asset instead of a low point. Hitchcock fans expected intrique, a faster pace, and more modern thriller smarts from their master of suspense."


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Many thanks chaps. One of my favourite Hitchcock films so I've bought it.
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Thumbs up R1 Under Capricorn

I found the soundtrack on the disk to be fine, which is just as well, as there are no subtitles. An occasional small blob of primary colour will appear for a single frame (betraying it's three-strip Technicolor origin), but it isn't distracting. Robert Harris states on The Digital Bits:
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Under Capricorn - Jack Cardiff shot this three strip 1949 Technicolor production for Alfred Hitchcock. Parodied in Mel Brooks High Anxiety, the release is a barely adequate transfer from Image Entertainment, which in no way reflects the look of the original.
I am happy with the picture and find the colours vibrant. It looks far better than the colourised photos on the jacket!
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Robert Harris needs to sort out his English usage. Why would Mel Brooks parody the Image release of "Under Capricorn" ?

When it arrives I will eventually get round to reviewing it. Probably.
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