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“Alfred Hitchcock The Masterpiece Collection” on Blu-ray in October

June 21, 2012 – 12:55 PM - Posted by: Justin Sluss

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Alfred Hitchcock The Masterpiece Collection

Universal Studios Home Entertainment officially plans to bring “Alfred Hitchcock The Masterpiece Collection” limited edition box set to Blu-ray Disc on October 30th. The set includes a total of FIFTEEN of the legendary Alfred Hitchcock‘s films, thirteen of which have never been released yet (until now) on the Blu-ray format. Tech specs for the films have not yet been detailed but stay tuned. The films included in the set are listed below in chronological order with titles previously not released on Blu-ray in bold:

  • Saboteur” (1942)
  • Shadow of a Doubt” (1943)
  • Rope” (1948)
  • Rear Window” (1954)
  • The Trouble with Harry” (1955)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956)
  • Vertigo” (1958)
  • North by Northwest” (1959)
  • Psycho” (1960)
  • The Birds” (1963)
  • Marnie” (1964)
  • Torn Curtain” (1966)
  • Topaz” (1969)
  • Frenzy” (1972)
  • Family Plot” (1976)

UPDATE: This box set is now available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with a $209.99 price tag.

Here’s a look below at the physical contents and packaging of this box set.

Alfred Hitchcock The Masterpiece Collection Limited Edition Blu-ray box set contents

Further below after the break you’ll find a list of the bonus materials said to be included for each film. These bonus materials are said to total up to fifteen hours in length.

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection” bonus materials:

  • A Fifty-Page Book featuring storyboards, costume designs, ostume sketches, correspondence and rare photographs
  • Saboteur” bonus:

  • Saboteur: A Closer Look behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Storyboards for the “Statue of Liberty” setpiece
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s sketches
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Shadow of A Doubt” bonus:

  • Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock’s Favorite Film behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Production drawings by art director Robert Boyle
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Rope” bonus:

  • Rope Unleashed behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Rear Window” bonus:

  • Commentary with Hitchcock’s Rear Window: The Well-Made Film author John Fawell
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    1. – Masters of Cinema
      – Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary
      – A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes
      – Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of The Master
      – Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock
  • Hitchcock-Truffaut interview excerpts
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart
  • BD-Live and pocketBLU
  • The Trouble with Harry” bonus:

  • The Trouble with Harry Isn’t Over behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailers
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much” bonus:

  • The Making of The Man Who Knew Too Much behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Production photographs
  • Trailers
  • Vertigo” bonus:

  • Two audio commentaries:
    1. – Associate producer Herbert Coleman, restoration team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz, and other Vertigo participants
      – Filmmaker William Friedkin
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    1. – Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock’s Masterpiece
      – Partners in Crime: Hitchcock’s Collaborators
  • The Vertigo Archives feature
  • Hitchcock-Truffaut interview excerpts
  • Foreign censorship Ending
  • 100 Years of Universal featurette: The Lew Wasserman Era
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Restoration theatrical trailer
  • BD-Live and pocketBLU
  • North by Northwest” bonus:

  • Commentary by screenwriter Ernest Lehman
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    1. – Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North by Northwest
      – North by Northwest: One for the Ages
      – The Master’s Touch: Hitchcock’s Signature Style
      – Cary Grant: A Class Apart
  • Music-only audio track
  • Stills gallery
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spot
  • Psycho” bonus:

  • Commentary with Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho author Stephen Rebello
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    1. – The Making of Psycho
      – Psycho Sound
      – In The Master’s Shadow: Hitchcock’s Legacy
  • Breakdowns of the “Shower Scene” setpiece:
    1. – With and without music
      – Storyboards by Saul Bass
  • The Psycho Archives feature
  • Vintage newsreel: The Release of Psycho
  • Hitchcock-Truffaut interview excerpts
  • Posters and Psycho ads
  • Lobby cards
  • Behind-the-scenes photographs
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Re-release trailers
  • The Birds” bonus:

  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
    1. – The Birds: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie [Blu-ray EXCLUSIVE]
      – All About The Birds
  • Vintage Universal International newsreels:
    1. – The Birds Is Coming
      – Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock
  • Tippi Hedren’s screen test
  • Hitchcock-Truffaut interview excerpts
  • Deleted scene
  • Original ending
  • Storyboards
  • Production photographs
  • 100 Years of Universal featurettes:
    1. – Restoring the Classics
      – The Lot
  • Theatrical trailer
  • BD-Live and pocketBLU
  • Marnie” bonus:

  • The Trouble with Marnie behind-the-scenes featurette
  • The Marnie Archives feature
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Torn Curtain” bonus:

  • Torn Curtain Rising behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Selected scenes scored by Bernard Herrmann
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Topaz” bonus:

  • Alternate endings
  • Topaz: An Appreciation with film historian and critic Leonard Maltin
  • Storyboards for “The Mendozas” setpiece
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Frenzy” bonus:

  • The Story of Frenzy behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Family Plot” bonus:

  • Plotting Family Plot behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Storyboards for the chase scene
  • Production photographs
  • Theatrical trailer


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