"Best of Hitchcock, Vol. 1 [8 Discs] (Widescreen/Full Screen)" [Import]
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Overall, you will find this to be a terrific selection of seven of Hitch's films that really take in the scope of his talents.
You'll find in these films his masterful way of incorporating suspense,the macabre, romance, horror, mystery and his wonderful wit. His distinctive camera work, the famous staircase scenes, the use of shadows and light,the wonderful stars, all the great trademarks are here in this collection.
So...You may never want to take a shower(alone) again as Norman Bates and "mom" go on a psychotic killing spree in "Psycho", the mother of all fright flicks! It also stars Janet Leigh and Vera Miles.
You'll be rooting on poor wheelchair bound Jimmy Stewart as he and Grace Kelly try to prove the neighbor is a murderer. The suspense is wonderful, and so is the romance!. It also stars the best character actress ever to grace the screen, Thelma Ritter and the great Raymond Burr.
Hitch will have your heart in your throat as America's sweetheart Teresa Wright may be the next victim of a serial killer in "Shadow of a Doubt". Does she know that it is her own uncle! Yikes! Joseph Cotton will have you on the edge of your seat!..Also look for the very notable and young Hume Cronyn.
Two school chums with nothing better to do, decide to do away with a friend just for the heck of it. Jimmy Stewart sleuths again in this innovatively filmed mystery. John Dall and Farley Granger are excellent and we are treated to an appearance by Sir Cedric Hardwicke as well.
A masterpiece is reworked an updated by Hitch, the result another masterpiece! "The Man Who Knew Too Much" is a magnificent remake of his earlier work.Read more ›
Each one of these movies comes with a documentary feature (not just a publicity film like most DVD's) that feature the stars of the picture (if possible), the writers, creative teams and even Pat Hitchcock (his daughter & sometimes actress). These documentaries are an hour long sometimes and very detailed. Some of them even talk at length about the film restoration process. They are worth having even without the movie and the movies are classics.
If you price out these movies individually it is a Deal buying this collection together. There is only one movie here not worth having (TOPAZ in my opinion) unlike the #2 collection which is mostly duds.
These are great movies with tons of extras - the documentataries, storyboards, deleted scenes, screen tests etc etc.
Buy this if you are a Hitchcock fan!
Most recent customer reviews
There really is no point in reviewing this collection of Hitchcock's works. He is among the top 5 directors of the 20th Century. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2003 by Kevin Hutchison
There are 7 DVDs plus an Extra Episodes Disc
So, that is like 7.5 movies.
...These may be very good movies. But, they cost a lot for what you get.
This box set is, by far, my most favorite. Not just because it includes my favorite movie of all time, REAR WINDOW, but because it includes a great combination of Hitchcock's... Read morePublished on May 15 2001 by Freddie Jordan
This along with best of #2 is the greatest box set of all time. these movies span decades of great film making. every DVD came with wonderful extras and a documentary. Read morePublished on March 10 2001 by Drew Holmes
This is one of the BEST collections of Alfred Hitchcock yet!! Featuring the #1 Hitchock film "Psycho"! Read morePublished on March 5 2001 by Amazon Customer
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