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Old 16-08-2004, 13:17   #221
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All 14 of Universal's R1 titles are now at a list price of US$19.98. It may be time to pick up the 5 releases that are superior to the R2/4 versions.

Though as yet unannounced, a Lifeboat (1944) DVD is now listed on Amazon.com. You can submit an email address to be notified when it becomes available to preorder, and, more importantly, to encourage Fox to release it ASAP. Once Warner release their R1 Hitch Boxset on Sep 7th, Lifeboat will be the only American AH film not on DVD in the West.

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Old 27-08-2004, 14:42   #222
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Warner's are also doing a R2 set (from a DVDTimes article :
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November will start out particularly strong with a Strangers on a Train 2-Disc Special Edition (£19.99) due on the 1st of the month, available separately and as part of a Hitchcock DVD Collection retailing at £59.99. This will include an additional 5 titles - Dial M For Murder, I Confess, Stage Fright, The Wrong Man and North By Northwest.
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Old 27-08-2004, 14:51   #223
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Apparently, in R1 MGM/UA were planning a Hitchcock set, which they've since canned (much like their David Lean Collection, which is now in limbo)

Where are you guys buying the R1 Warners set from - not long now!
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Old 27-08-2004, 19:55   #224
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First review I've seen of Dial M For Murder here
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Old 29-08-2004, 18:27   #225
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John, I've ordered the R1 Warner box from DVDSoon. I would prefer PAL versions, but want to get the R1 Foreign Correspondent, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Suspicion. The options (all list prices) are:

R2 6-title box £59.99 + 3 R1 titles @ US$19.97 = ~£93.46
or R1 9-title box US$99.92 = ~£55.82

The figures make it an easy decision. Only 1 order is required; I don't have to wait an extra 2 months for the R2 box and rather than a second copy of the R2 North by Northwest, I get the R1 version with the added Hitch-presented trailer.
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Old 29-08-2004, 21:09   #226
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The Hitchcock set from DVDSoon is $63.20 US (or £35.29) and not $99.92 as you staed, so a even bigger bargain than the UK set.
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That is one gorgeous looking set. I had been planning to avoid buying more DVDs but....

I assume you all are going with DVDsoon?
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I assume you all are going with DVDsoon?
I am.
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Old 31-08-2004, 23:34   #229
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The HTF review of the 2-disc SE of Strangers on a Train is here . Small sample:

"While I might be slightly hesitant to compare it to Casablanca (let’s face it, that would garner a score of 5½ out of 5), I can say with the greatest of confidence that this film betters 99.9% of any B&W film that has been released thus far."

Wow.
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My boxset shipped today .
Unfortunately, I am sure that Dutch customs will intercept it which means that I will have it in 3 or 4 weeks (they aren't very quick) .
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Old 01-09-2004, 19:48   #231
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DVD Beaver has reviews, plus screenshots, of the new R1s of Stage Fright, The Wrong Man, I Confess, Suspicion and Dial M For Murder on their review page here

Breathtaking stuff again from Warner - come on dvdimport, ship the damn thing!

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Old 02-09-2004, 19:43   #232
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... Poundland ... had a DVD with two Hitchcock films (Young And Innocent, The Man Who Knew Too Much) and a Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes flick: The Woman In Green. On a DVD9 disc ....
This seems to be listed on Play.com under the title 3 Classics Of The Silver Screen - Volume 3. It is due for release on 4/10/04 at £3.99.
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Old 04-09-2004, 17:47   #233
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HTF Suspicion review here.
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By the way, not sure if this was mentioned already, but on receipt of my Criterion Videodrome I noticed in the catalogue that Rebecca, Spellbound and Notorious are already Out of Print !
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They've been OOP since the beginning of this year.

Fab discs though.
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This is interesting; DVD Beaver's comparison between the Universal R2 (b&w and - ugh! - colourised) and the new Warners R1 here of Suspicion.

No prizes for guessing the winner!
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HTF review of The Wrong Man here

Sample: An absolutely mesmerizing film given a first rate presentation and complemented with solid special features makes this disc a must have. From what I have seen of the Hitchcock Signature Collection thus far, I am absolutely amazed. So far the set has even surpassed my greatest expectations.

BTW, anyone have any more details on this 16 disc Hitch set from R4?
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The R4 set is released by Force Video, a small local distributor. I wouldn't be expecting German-style miracles from these releases based on their prior track record. I am hoping to be proven wrong, however...
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The R4 set is released by Force Video, a small local distributor. I wouldn't be expecting German-style miracles from these releases based on their prior track record. I am hoping to be proven wrong, however...
I guessed as much. Ah well.

DVD Savant's take on Foreign Correspondent is here.
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Herb Kane's review of I, Confess is here.
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