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4K UHD Blu-ray Review: Vertigo

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 13, 2021

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: September 07, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free BLU-RAY: Region A Length: 02:08:27 Video — 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) BLU-RAY: 1080P (VC-1) Audio — 4K UHD: English DTS X 2.0 Mono English Digital Audio 2.0 Mono Spanish (Latin American) DTS Digital read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: Rear Window

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 2, 2021

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: September 07, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free BLU-RAY: Region A Length: 01:52:27 Video — 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) BLU-RAY: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Audio (4K UHD & Blu-ray): 2.0 Mono English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono Spanish (Latin American) read more

Book Review: Perpetual Movement – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rope’

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Aug 7, 2021

Publisher: State University of New York Press Release Date: July 2021 “I wondered while planning this book if I should divide Rope into hundreds of brief fragments for examination. I quickly realized, however, that Hitchcock’s film… has a textual form that suggests a convenient way in which to read more

DVD Announcement: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (The Complete Series)

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Aug 3, 2021

Distributor: Via Vision Entertainment Release Date: July 21, 2021              Region: Region Free Video: 576I (MPEG-2, PAL) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono Dolby Digital  Ratio: 1.33:1 Notes: This series is not yet available on the Blu-ray format. “This is the way of television… Half-hour read more

DVD Announcement: Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Seasons One – Four)

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jul 6, 2021

Distributor: Via Vision Entertainment Release Date: June 16, 2021 Region: Region Free Video: 576I (MPEG-2, PAL) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono Dolby Digital Ratio: 1.33:1 Notes: This series is not yet available on the Blu-ray format. “I am entering television because I am the tip of a tendril. I am read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: The Birds

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jun 6, 2021

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: May 25, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free Blu-ray: Region A Length: 01:59:31 Video— 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) Blu-ray: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio — 4K UHD: 2.0 Mono English DTS-HD Master Audio Blu-ray: 2.0 Mono English DTS-HD Master Audio read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: Psycho

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jun 4, 2021

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: May 25, 2021 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free Blu-ray: Region A Length — Original Theatrical Version: 01:49:04 Censored Re-release Version: 01:48:51 Video— 4K UHD: 2160P (HEVC, H.265) Blu-ray: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio — 4K UHD: English DTS X read more

Book Review: The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Mar 29, 2021

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Release Date: April 13, 2021 Edward White’s The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock is called a biography in the book’s marketing materials, but this text is actually a different animal. In any case, it falls short as a biography. It’s best to look at the book read more

Blu-ray Repackaging: Alfred Hitchcock 4-Film Collection

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Nov 2, 2020

Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: November 17, 2020 Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion (1941), I Confess (1953), Dial ‘M’ For Murder (1954), and The Wrong Man (1957) are receiving a repackaging from Warner Archives. Some will prefer to own the individual releases (which seem to still be available read more

Blu-ray Review: Psycho – 60th Anniversary Edition

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Nov 1, 2020

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: September 08, 2020 Region: Region A Length — Psycho (Original Theatrical Version): 01:49:04 Psycho (Censored Re-release Version): 01:48:51 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: English DTS X 7.1 English DTS-HD Master Audio Alternate Audio: 2.0 Mono Sp read more

Book Interview: The Camera Lies – Acting For Hitchcock

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 29, 2020

Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: September 01, 2020 “Even when we know everything about a movie down to its shooting schedule and budget and technical tricks, we believe at some level that the magic trick is real. And of course nothing delighted Hitchcock more than explaining his tr read more

4K UHD Blu-ray Review: The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 28, 2020

Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: September 08, 2020 Region — 4K UHD: Region Free BLU-RAY: Region A Length — Rear Window: 01:52:27 Vertigo: 02:08:27 Psycho (Original Theatrical Version): 01:49:04 Psycho (Censored Re-release Version): 01:48:51 The Birds: 01:59:31 Video — 4K UHD: 2160P read more

Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ Is Our Modern Day Pandemic

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 18, 2020

Exclusive Guest Article By: Tony Lee Moral This article is the final entry in a series of four guest articles to appear on this page in celebration of Universal’s release of ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection.’ The Birds was made during the pinnacle of Alfred Hitchcock’s career — following read more

Vertigo: Another Life for Alfred Hitchcock’s Classic

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 16, 2020

Exclusive Guest Article By: Dan Auiler This article is the second in a series of four guest articles to appear on this page in celebration of Universal’s release of ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection.’ Vertigo in 4K—The clarity, the better black levels from HDR, the extraordinary color—but read more

‘Psycho’ Considerations

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 16, 2020

Exclusive Guest Article By: Ken Mogg This article is the third in a series of four guest articles to appear on this page in celebration of Universal’s release of ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection.’ “Sam keeps Norman talking while Lila sneaks into the house to explore …  As we read more

Rear Window: In the Heat of the Night

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 13, 2020

Exclusive Guest Article By: Robert Jones This article is the first in a series of four guest articles to appear on this page in celebration of Universal’s release of ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection.’  “How do you know what the world is like? Do you know the world is read more

Blu-ray Review: To Catch a Thief (Paramount Presents Series)

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on May 2, 2020

Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: April 21, 2020 Region: Region A Length: 01:46:31 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 5.1 English Dolby TrueHD Alternate Audio: 2.0 Mono Spanish (Castilian) Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Spanish (Latin) Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono I read more

Book Interview: Hitchcock’s California – Vista Visions from the Camera Eye

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Mar 1, 2020

Publisher: Middlebrow Books Release Date: July 01, 2020 Robert Jones “Hitchcock’s California: Vista Visions from the Camera Eye” celebrates (and re-creates) images that evoke scenes from many of the great director’s most famous films—including Notorious, Vertigo, North by Northwest, read more

Blu-ray Review: Hitchcock – British International Pictures Collection

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Dec 16, 2019

Distributor: Kino Lorber Release Date: November 26, 2019 Region: Region A Length: The Ring – 01:45:44 The Farmer’s Wife – 01:52:12 Champagne – 01:45:37 The Manxman – 01:40:36 The Skin Game – 01:22:34 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio (24-bit) Subtitles: read more

Blu-ray Review: Blackmail

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Nov 4, 2019

Distributor: Kino Lorber Release Date: August 13, 2019 Region: Region A Length: Silent Version – 01:16:07 ‘Talkie’ Version – 01:25:47 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz, 1557 kbps, 16-bit) Subtitles: English Ratio: Silent Version – 1.33:1 ‘Talkie’ read more
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