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Old 20-09-2004, 11:30   #261
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So did mine - this will ease the wait for Star Wars. Glad I ordered it from the US - can sell NxNW in the keep case and whack the R4 in (it gains the PAL piccy at the expense of the Hitchcock trailer).
Sounds like you're the man; any chance of a hi-res scan of the NbNW cover SO?

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Old 20-09-2004, 13:03   #262
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Alas not - no scanner unfortunately.
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Old 20-09-2004, 14:30   #263
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No worries; one will turn up somewhere no doubt.
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Received my box set from DVDSoon today, including a snapper NbNW. I look forward to watching 48 AH titles in production order when things are less hectic.
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Old 25-09-2004, 10:25   #265
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I watched Dial M For Murder last night (absolutely beautiful - Warners); one thing is really bugging me. I'm sure I've seen a slightly different title sequence to the one on the disc. Hitchcock used a very effective shot of the telephone exchange machinery whirring away during the film, and I'm almost certain that this was also used during a title sequence I've seen...or am I imagining it?
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Old 30-09-2004, 14:03   #266
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These may of use to anyone who doesn't own the Criterions. Freemantle are releasing Rebecca and Spellbound next week. Suprisingly, at £4.99 each, the do have a few extras.

No idea on how good the transfers are, but the price seems right...

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Old 30-09-2004, 14:10   #267
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Oop!

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These may of use to anyone who doesn't own the Criterions. Freemantle are releasing Rebecca and Spellbound next week. Suprisingly, at £4.99 each, the do have a few extras.

No idea on how good the transfers are, but the price seems right...
I believe these are the same as the PT video editions that were around a while back (Freemantle and PT Video are one and the same). The extras appear to be the same from what I remember of them and the transfers were pretty good - well worth a fiver each. With Notorious and The Paradine Case, they used to make up a rather spiffing looking boxset:

Hitchcock boxset (Rebecca/Spellbound/Notorious/The Paradine Case)
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Old 30-09-2004, 16:34   #269
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The existing Fremantle releases and the OOP Selznick Hitchcock Collection are listed on the Hitchcock DVD Information Site. The various releases of the films can be compared through its main film list.
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2 left in stock of Rebecca Criterion at amazon.com....
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As posted in the Paramount Release Schedule thread in the Modern Cinema Forum, To Catch a Thief is among the repackaged "Paramount Golden Classics" titles and now comes with a golden slipcase and Amaray case and a 12 page booklet in place of the 1 sheet chapter listing. I am no fan of slipcases and other superfluous packaging; they are a waste of resources and space. A sturdy, good-looking, easily-accessible Amaray case will do me any day. However, if a title is issued with a slipcase, I would sooner have it with the cardboard box. It's odd that while Warner have eliminated inserts entirely, Paramount are upgrading them.
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The packaging is the only thing to have changed though isn't it ? I ask because Play's listings of the two versions seem to have a fair few extras missing from the new one - old and new.
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I didn't examine the special features; I presumed they were the same when the jacket appeared unchanged. I have already bought To Catch a Thief twice as my first copy was stolen... I wonder if the crook had a sense of humour!
HMV fail to list any features on the original, but list the full slew of extras on the new release.
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Bizarre that HMV show no special features for the old one !

Can anyone confirm what the features are ? That is, if anyone has access to one in a shop and can see the back cover, I'd be interested to know what it says.

Amazon.co.uk also agrees with Play, that is, features are dropped on the new one - old and new.

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I've seen HMV fail to list special features before. I don't know of any etailer that always gives accurate feature listings. With so many titles released weekly, there are probably many errors in the info. that distributors provide and some people will be more diligent about updating databases than others.
I would hope that Paramount are not starting to remove features from DVD titles like MGM are reported to be doing; it is cheaper to continue printing and pressing the extant versions!

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The Paramount Golden Classics To Catch a Thief does list the same features as the original version.

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Sendit.com are normally fairly good with this sort of thing and are listing the same extra features for both editions:

Old
New

As Step says, it makes more business sense to keep on pressing the existing version especially seeing as the disc hasn't really been around for a terribly long time as is.
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Old 19-10-2004, 17:22   #277
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For anyone still debating where to order the signature collection from, I would thoroughly recommend Playcentric. Their price of US$66.88 (£37) is virtually identical to DVD Import and only slightly dearer than DVD Soon, shipping is free and my set turned up in 4 days - and the declared value was spot-on (if you get my drift )

The real bonus for me was that despite being shipped from Canada it contained the Amaray version of 'N by NW'
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Finally got around to ordering mine last week, from Soon - got a shipping confirmation email on friday (15th) so hopefully it isn't too far away now!

Can't wait, looks & sounds a cracker


Looks like you were lucky there Joe with the amaray, will have to wait and see what I get.
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Exclamation Lifeboat (1944) in pipeline for R1?

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Hitchcock's LIFEBOAT coming to DVD!
The last Hitchcock feature is finally being released on DVD!
It has been confirmed that USC film professor Drew Casper has recorded a commentary for the film this past Monday.
So it would be safe to expect a 2005 release as part of the Fox Studio Classics line.

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Looks like you were lucky there Joe with the amaray, will have to wait and see what I get.
Not really, I emailed them first to check
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