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Old 18-02-2003, 09:04   #21
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I would go for Notorious and Rear Window.
I also liked Rebecca, but not so much as a Hitchcock film per se, rather for the excellent performances.
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Old 19-02-2003, 13:50   #22
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CDWOW are doing 13 films from the Hitchcock Collection R2 series at £8.99 each delivered.

http://www1.cd-wow.com/index.php?affid=5502

do a search for: hitchcock

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Old 19-02-2003, 14:31   #23
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balstino, I started collecting Hitch not so long ago as I was getting bored with the more recent blockbustery type titles in my collection - expansion into Hitch seemed like a good idea! I can recommend all those in the link to my collection in my sig


Rear Window is a must see

vitamin32, thanks for the heads-up

Anyone looking at the following R2 titles (below) and is bothered about having their films in the original aspect ratios, they should be weary as they are all pan & scan affairs - go for the R1 versions instead as they are in the original ratios!

Buy these on R1 and not R2..lol:

The Birds (1963)
Marnie (1964)
Torn Curtain (1966)
Topaz (1969)


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Old 19-02-2003, 17:13   #24
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Eazydvd have all the Hitchcock Collection discs for AU$16.95 ( £6.30 ) or the boxed sets for AU$150 ( £56 ). They are region 4 PAL. http://www.ezydvd.com.au/hitchcock.zml

Just checked and dvdcrave are even cheaper, AU$130 (£44) for the boxed sets.


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Old 19-02-2003, 17:50   #25
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bare in mind the R4s share the same aspect ratio mess as the R2s.
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Old 19-02-2003, 18:04   #26
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Spellbound is one of my favourites, but you have to love wildly improbable plotlines, lush Hollywood romanticism and rear-projection skiing. It's one hell of a lot of fun, time after time.

Criterion are currently preparing a discounted 5-pack of all their Hitchcock discs (The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Rebecca, Spellbound and Notorious) for release in May, which might interest some of you.
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Old 19-02-2003, 20:05   #27
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thanks for that Narshty,

I already have the 39 steps but not the other criterions..(though I do have the decent UK rebecca, spellbound and notorious versions).

any idea of price yet on the criterion boxset then?
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No, no price as of yet. I'd expect somewhere roughly around the $150 mark (as a RRP).
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Old 20-02-2003, 05:23   #29
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I've just ordered the ColeÁ„o Hitchcock - Vol2 from Brazil, along with Correspondente Estrangeiro (Foreign Correspondent). This contains Hitch's 60s films in widescreen at a fraction of the cost of the R1 versions. The packaging is in Portuguese, but everything else is in English (they are engineered for R1,2,3,4)

See, for example, http://www.cinedvd.com.br/Filme.asp?nIdFilme=5830

I haven't received the discs yet, but I'll report on quality, subtitles etc when I receive them.

An investment in the forthcoming Criterion box set and the Hitchcock collection Vol. 1 (or their titles individually) is also recommended, along with Suspicion (Soupcons) from France and Blackmail from Germany or Spain.

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Old 20-02-2003, 12:42   #30
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Damn I was just preparing to buy the The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes and Notourious Criterions seperately. Thanks a lot for the news about the set!!!

While on the subject, is it true that Criterion released a set of their Akira Kurosawa films? I heard about it but their's nothing on their site. If it's out are the films in seperate cases? And what's the best price???

Okay thanks. Back to Hitchcock. My recommendations are {though they've already been mentioned**

The 39 Steps
Strangers On A Train
Vertigo
North By Northwest
Psycho

Those are the immediate purchases I think, most of his work is worth at least a watch.
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Old 20-02-2003, 14:07   #31
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OK peps, I have Rear Window R2, North by Northwest R2, Notorious (crit) and 39 Steps (crit) either at home waiting to be watched or in transit.

Do you think I should bother with Spellbound and Lady Vanishes? Will I like them? Which is better?
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The Lady Vanishes is the better of the two. Spellbound is not a bad film either, it's just not a great one.

If you like The 39 Steps, I think you'll like TLV also.
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GoodVibrations - Thanks mate, thats swayed me! Anyone else?
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Vanishes is 'fun' - definately worth a watch mate

Interesting to know about the Hitch Criterion Set, looks like I'll have to start saving my pocket money now :norty:

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Criterion is currently preparing Wrong Men & Notorious Women: Five Hitchcock Thrillers 1935-1946, a single-package gift set containing The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, Rebecca, Spellbound, and Notorious, to be sold together at a reduced price.

The individual releases of these five titles will continue to be available separately, featuring the same transfers and extras as the discs in the gift pack.

Look for Wrong Men & Notorious Women: Five Hitchcock Thrillers 1935-1946 in May
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