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Old 09-12-2003, 13:37   #1
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Hitchcock's best ??

I've got "Vertigo", "North by Northwest" and "Rear Window", all of which I love. Any recommendations for another classic ? I've seen "Psycho" and "The Birds" and "Strangers on a train"
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Dial M for Murder?

edit: Not on DVD for some reason

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Old 09-12-2003, 13:45   #3
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Yes Dial M for Murder is excellent.
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Old 09-12-2003, 13:46   #4
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I can do no better than point you at this thread , and the website that emerged from it (links within)

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Frenzy, one of the best thrillers ever made IMO.
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HIs best film ? "Notorious" as far as I'm concerned. Available on a Criterion or, more cheaply, on an R2 disc with a reasonable picture and some fairly pointless extras.

I'd also put a word in for "Foreign Correspondent" and the still underrated "Frenzy", "Marnie" and "Spellbound".
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Most if his films are good. I can recommend Rebecca and Suspicion.

Rope is interesting too,
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These are all good - I might go on a "blind Hitchcock" buying rage soon. I'm wondering if these are only getting mentioned as I've mentioned some of the most famous ones above. Beauty in the eye of the beholder I guess. I could never see North by NW being bettered!
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Marnie is an interesting companion piece to Vertigo. Shadow of a Doubt must also rank amongst his best films and of the early British ones The Lady Vanishes The 39 Steps and Sabotage are the best.

In fact I think just about every Hitchcock film is worth checking out. There are only very few complete duds amongst them. Topaz, I Confess, The Paradine Case and Jamaica Inn are the few I'd skip, everything else is of interest.
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Can someone post the website referred to in John's message above. My browser is screwed and I can't link into the thread...Thanks.
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They don't come much better than 'Rope'. The tension building throughout that film is almost tangible and the way it is shot is stunning.
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website referred to in John's post:


http://www.daveyp.com/hitchcock/
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Just noticed this titbit for Criterion nuts from their homepage:

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Criterion's editions of Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Notorious, and Spellbound...will be available only through December 31, 2003. These titles will be out of print and unavailable come 2004.
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Jus tbeen reading that excellent site referenced above. Confused about packing for the Region 1 Universal Collectors Edition of Psycho - there appear to be two covers - One mainly black and white with the house on and the other with "Hitchcock Collection" logo on it.

Does anyone know which is the current one ? eg if I ordered it from Play now ?
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If you don't mind splashing out, I would highly reccomend getting the Criterion Hitchcock box set while you still can, great value for the wonderful transfers, and extensive extras.
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Frenzy, one of the best thrillers ever made IMO.
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i'm surprised nobody has mentioned strangers on a train. definately in his top 5.
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For me - in order -

Rear Window
Rope
The man who knew too much (remake)
Vertigo
Dial M.......
North by North West

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Jus tbeen reading that excellent site referenced above. Confused about packing for the Region 1 Universal Collectors Edition of Psycho - there appear to be two covers - One mainly black and white with the house on and the other with "Hitchcock Collection" logo on it.
I'm 90% sure it will be the Hitchcock Collection cover (the one with Janet Leigh screaming), as I believe the other cover was only used for the initial release of the film in the US, although some retailers are continuing to show the original cover (e.g. PlayUSA and Amazon).

If it's any help, the R1 copy of Psycho I bought a few months back had the Hitchcock Collection cover.
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Thats great, tips4tnt, can you let me know which retailer you bought it at ?
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