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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous blu-ray, great extras
North by Northwest has always been my favourite Hitchcock flic, and seeing it on blu-ray is like seeing it as a new movie. The background detail is beautiful & this film looks gorgeous on blu-ray. Additionally, included in this 50th anniversary edition are these fantastic documentaries: The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style, Cary Grant: A Class Apart, North...
Published on Nov. 12 2009 by Cheryl

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3.0 out of 5 stars Beware the average transfer!!!!!!!!!!!
For those of you who are Hitchcock fanatics, pleased with only the most complete and perfect versions of his films, keep looking. This movie is as great as it ever was, but the DVD treatment here is pretty bad. The picture and sound elements need some major help. The extras are nice, but you are paying for the FILM after all aren't you!? So move right along and keep your...
Published on Nov. 12 2002 by Andy Williamson


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous blu-ray, great extras, Nov. 12 2009
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North by Northwest has always been my favourite Hitchcock flic, and seeing it on blu-ray is like seeing it as a new movie. The background detail is beautiful & this film looks gorgeous on blu-ray. Additionally, included in this 50th anniversary edition are these fantastic documentaries: The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style, Cary Grant: A Class Apart, North by Northwest: One for the Ages, & Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North by Northwest. And more extras include: an audio commentary by writer Ernest Lehman, trailers, stills gallery, & music only audio track, as well as a 44 page in-case booklet. (Surprisingly with all the extras trading off disc space, the compressed audio is still fairly good.) Fans of this fun and suspenseful film, will no doubt appreciate the enhanced picture quality and bonus materials of the blu-ray (like me).
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Hitchcock classic, Jan. 15 2014
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What is to be said about this movie other than it is a Hitchcock and it is the best of Film Noire.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MacGoo, Jan. 4 2014
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With all the positive talk about this series we just had to buy it - did not watch it during its regular run on TV. Now we can watch the entire series commercial-free!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great movie, July 18 2013
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Carey Grant always fantastic. great movie classic by Alfred Hitchcock, the scenery as things and land marks back in the fifties makes you appreciate a simpler time. Great story. A must watch movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic, July 6 2013
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It was exactly as expected, love the old classics. Cary Grant is at his best. Another Alfred Hitchcock thriller to view.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Movie Making at its Best, Feb. 26 2013
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The transfer to Blue Ray was flawless and brought the story even more to life. The specila features and the enclosed booklet were informative and first rate. Glad to have this movie in my library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock at Their Very Best, Nov. 8 2008
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This film is not only a pure delight, but could arguably be said to be one of the greatest films of all time. The film oozes charisma. When you are watching it, it is like you are brought into another world of pure entertainment. You cannot take your eyes off of it. It is a mixture of charisma, suspense, action, eroticism, and comdedy that few films have ever been able to emulate.

Why is this film so good? Affred Hitchcock and Cary Grant. Hitchcock is on many a list as the greatest director in film history, and Cary Grant is on many a list as the greatest movie star in film history. When these two collaborate at their best, what you have is pure movie magic.

The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is a masterpiece of the genre, and the supporting cast is brilliant, especially James Mason, who is the epitomy of suave evil. Martin Landau is unbelievably menacing, and Eva Marie Saint is so intelligent and sexy as the femme fatale.

Whatever you do, see this film before you die.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Entertainment from start to finish, May 9 2011
This movie is an all time classic suspense thriller.The debonair (Grant) along with a great supporting cast, carry this picture from start to finish.It is charming, exciting and full of adventure.There will be no blood and guts to see, just good clean film making at it's best. Oh did I not mention the Director? The master of suspense. Alfred Hitchcock. Buy it, You'll love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NbyNW, Dec 30 2011
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Classic Hitchcock. One of his best. Super performance by Grant. Both he and Eva Marie Saint give you a performance of love and intrigue that is unsurpassed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT ALFRED, Sept. 30 2011
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This movie is classic hitchcock, well cast with Grant and Saint and a good story with a suspensful ending. Must have
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