Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt
Universal Studios Home Entertainment presents the definitive collection of classic films directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, available on DVD on
An extraordinary tribute to the achievements of one of
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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor one of the most iconic film directors of all time when it pays tribute to the legendary master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, this October. Twenty-five years after Hitchcock's passing, TCM's celebration includes an on-air, 39-film festival Oct. 24-30, original interstitial programming featuring Patricia Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren along with authors and Hitchcock fans Jeff Kraft and Aaron Leventhal throughout the month, and a unique sweepstakes: Footsteps in the Fog: Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco. Details will be available at TCM's website www.turnerclassicmovies.com.
A Hollywood Master
An acknowledged genius of the golden age of
Disc 1: Saboteur
After Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) is falsely blamed for sabotaging an aircraft plant, he encounters a national network of unlikely spies as he flees cross-country to clear his name, ending in a final dramatic confrontation atop the Statue of Liberty. Disc also features: Saboteur: A Closer Look.
Disc 2: Shadow of a Doubt
Charlie Newton (Teresa Wright) refuses to believe that her namesake Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) is the "Merry Widow Murderer," a vicious serial killer pursued by two persistent detectives. Special features include: Beyond Doubt: Hitchcock's Favorite Film.
Disc 3: Rope
Two intellectually gifted but morally bankrupt young men strangle an acquaintance for a thrill and hide his body in their living room during a dinner party. James Stewart stars as the teacher who suspects their secret. Special features include: Rope Unleashed.
Disc 4: Rear Window
This film brings together two of Hitchcock's favorite performers in a twisted tale of voyeurism and murder. James Stewart stars as a wheelchair-bound photographer trying to convince glamorous girlfriend Grace Kelly that he saw a murder through his apartment window. Special features include Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary and A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes.
Disc 5: The Trouble with Harry
In Hitchcock's first comedy, everyone in a small, quiet
Disc 6: The Man Who Knew Too Much
The McKennas (James Stewart and Doris Day) are vacationing in
Disc 7: Vertigo
A San Francisco cop (James Stewart) who retires after developing a fear of heights becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman (Kim Novak) who draws him into a bizarre conspiracy. Special features include Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpieces, The Vertigo Archives, plus an alternate ending.
Disc 8: Psycho
In Hitchcock's most popular film, a woman trying to track down her missing sister stops at a motel run by seemingly mild-mannered Norman Bates and his domineering mother. Special features include The Psycho Archive, Newsreel Footage of the Release of Psycho and storyboards for the infamous Shower Scene.
Disc 9: The Birds
Hitchcock's knack for transforming normal into terrifying starts when Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) is attacked by a seagull. Special features include Hedren's screen test, the film's original ending and newsreel clip, "The Birds is Coming!"
Disc 10: Marnie
Tippi Hedren is Marnie, one of Hitchcock's trademark blonde princesses with a dark secret. She's a career thief, an amoral temptress who may just have been found out and will do what she needs to protect herself. Special features include The Trouble with Marnie and The Marnie Archives.
Disc 11: Torn Curtain
At the height of the Cold War,
Disc 12: Topaz
When a high-ranking Russian defector claims that a French spy ring codenamed "Topaz" has been passing NATO secrets on to the Russians, American agent Michael Nordstrom must expose the spies. Special features include Topaz: An Appreciation by Film Historian and Critic Leonard Maltin, alternate endings and more.
Disc 13: Frenzy
A sadistic sex killer known as the "Neck Tie Murderer" is terrorizing
Disc 14: Family Plot
In Hitchcock's last film, a phony psychic and her hapless boyfriend (Barbara Harris and Bruce Dern) meet up with a couple of vicious kidnappers as they search for a wealthy woman's long lost nephew. Special features include Plotting Family Plot and Storyboards: The Chase Scene.
Disc 15: Bonus Disc
The final disc in this exceptional boxed set includes The American Film Institute's Salute to Alfred Hitchcock, a touching tribute to Hitchcock's lifetime of extraordinary work, and Masters of Cinema, an in-depth interview with the influential director, as well as special looks back at two of his most esteemed films in The Making of Psycho and All About the Birds.
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Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $119.98 SRP
Selection Number: 28346
Running Time: 27 hours, 10 minutes (not including bonus features)
Layers: Dual (Single Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1:66:1/1:85:1), Full Screen (1:33:1)
Ratings: Not Rated, PG, PG-13 and R
Technical Info: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono