Hitchcock Halloween DVD Giveaway (October)

Announcing The CMH “Hitchcock Halloween” DVD Giveaway!

I am very happy to announce the second of our very special Halloween Contests this month! And this time, it is in honor of the Master of Suspense! That said, from Monday September 25 through Saturday, October 29, Classic Movie Hub will be giving away a total of FIVE Alfred Hitchcock DVDs!  And, this time, it’ll be winner’s choice — each winner will be able to choose their preferred Hitch DVD prize: either Rebecca, Notorious, Spellbound, North by Northwest or Alfred Hitchcock Legacy of Suspense!

Classic Movie Hub Hitchcock Halloween DVD Giveaway

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So, now let’s get down to business…

In order to qualify to win one of the above Alfred Hitchcock DVDs via this Twitter contest giveaway, you must complete the following task by Saturday, October 29 at 9PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick a winner on five different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over. And remember, you’ll be able to pick your prize — either Rebecca, Notorious,Spellbound, North by Northwest or Alfred Hitchcock Legacy of Suspense!

  • Saturday, October 1: One Winner
  • Saturday, October 8: One Winner
  • Saturday, October 15: One Winner
  • Saturday, October 22: One Winner
  • Saturday, October 29: One Winner

We will announce the winner(s) on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub or this Blog (depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 9PM EST (for example, we will announce the first winner on Sunday October 2 at 9PM EST on Twitter or this Blog).

So, enter if you dare :)

Alfred Hitchcock, bang

“Always make the audience suffer as much as possible” – Alfred Hitchcock

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ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, October 29 at 9PM EST — BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET* (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win “The CMH Hitchcock Halloween DVD Giveaway” courtesy of @ClassicMovieHub #DVDGiveaway #Hitchcock #Halloween

THE QUESTION:
What is your favorite Alfred Hitchcock film and why? 

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

NOTE: if for any reason you encounter a problem commenting here on this blog, please feel free to tweet or DM us, or send an email to clas@gmail.com and we will be happy to create the entry for you.

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Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) and Canadian entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States and Canada (as noted above).

See complete contest rules here.

And if you can’t wait to win these DVDs, you can purchase them on amazon via the below links (click on images, art may vary):

           

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–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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65 Responses to Hitchcock Halloween DVD Giveaway (October)

  1. Cristina Armstrong says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    I love Notorious. For me, it is one of the best suspense thrillers ever made with the added bonus of terrific performances from Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Raines. The direction during the party scene and the final descent down the stairs just adds to the tension and still enthralls me no matter how many times I watch it.

  2. Ashley Hinz says:

    Notorious because of the chemistry between the leads.

  3. Shelia says:

    Well I will have to say that Psycho is my favorite. I dunno maybe it was my first Hitchcock film, which also happened to set new thriller standards. It still makes me shiver. But I certainly couldn’t go wrong with the award winning Rebecca. Either one, you could unwittingly find yourself in those circumstances. What a nice selection.

  4. Shelia says:

    Sorry. I do not have a Twitter account, so I’m posting here but cannot tweet the message.

  5. Serena Powell says:

    My favorite Hitchcock film is Psycho. The story is interesting and Norman Bates is a complex and intriguing character. Not to mention that the shower scene is one of the most iconic horror movie scenes. I also really like the history behind the film and how Hitchcock worked so hard to get people to not spoil the twist in the movie.

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  6. Laura A. says:

    It’s so hard to pick just one Hitchcock film!! My current favorite is The Trouble with Harry. The cast, including today’s birthday boy Edmund Gwenn, is just amazing as well as the gorgeous New England scenery.

  7. Mary Cloud says:

    The Birds – I can watch that movie over and over

  8. Rodolfo Ruiz says:

    To truly choose a FAVORITE Alfred Hitchcock movie is a daunting task, but if I was obligated to do so it would have to be: “Psycho”, a classic that not only inspired but also scared the daylights out of a whole generation of movie goers, future film directors, critics, screen writers and musical score composers. “Psycho” is a true cinematic masterpiece that marked a before and after in cinematography, sound, editing and lighting. This film is still perfectly relevant today in all aspects; with its unforgettable performances by Janet Leigh, but especially by Anthony Perkins, an actor who would be forever marked by his haunting portrayal of Norman Bates, a chilling one of a kind character.

  9. Bharat Dhanireddy says:

    Fav Hitchcock movie is Rear Window.

  10. Matt Whitehurst says:

    My favorite Hitchcock film is Vertigo. The story is compelling beginning to the end. I could suspend my disbelief with the tower scenes. The cinematography is incredible.

  11. Vickie Gleason says:

    My favorite Hitchcok film would be Rear Window. The cast, plot and suspense are amazing! I love Thelma Ritter!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Hi Vickie, I can’t find your tweet but I think it’s because your account is private — could you just please confirm that you tweeted. Thanks so much!

  12. Shelia says:

    Well for some reason my film choice post, Psycho, didn’t make it into the comments, but my afterthought of not having a Twitter account did. So go figure…Hitchcock maybe?? Anyway, can’t remember what I said but I pretty much second Rodolfo’s comment all the way. Chilling, indeed.

  13. James Rowan says:

    My favorite Hitchcock film, if you can only name 1 has to be “REAR WINDOW”. The inventive way of staging suspense in front of the camera using the character’s POV while keeping an audience engaged only using a very restrictive set was truly ground-breaking. The urban high rise brickwork of the apartment’s exterior showing each window puts the audience in the same voyeuristic viewpoint as Jimmy Stewart and artfully shows a different story within each window as well as a frame within a frame camera composition. Hitchcock’s films of the mid to late 1950s are considered to be some of the best artistic statements in the whole history of the making of motion pictures – ever.

  14. Lori Eber says:

    My favorite Hitchcock movie is North By Northwest. One reason is because Cary Grant is my favorite actor, but I love all the action and suspense in this movie! I also remember watching it as a child and hoping that crop dusting plane wasn’t going to hit him! And then of course the Mt. Rushmore scene is epic!

  15. Heather S says:

    I am a HUGE Hitchcock fan! Huge. I grew up watching all of his films with my Grandpa. My absolute, hands down favorite is Rear Window! It’s cinematically OTHERWORLDLY. I have watched it countless times and had the extreme honor of seeing it on the big screen earlier this year which was INCREDIBLE.

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    And I would choose North by Northwest as it’s the one of the bunch I don’t own yet 🙂

    Thank you!

  16. Travis Warren says:

    My favorite Alfred Hitchcock film is Vertigo. Like all great films, it rewards multiple viewings and only gets better with each viewing. There’s always something new to discover about the film. Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak give exceptional performances.

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  17. Without question, it’s NOTORIOUS. It’s a perfect film. Feel free to read my reasons in detail here: https://fforfilms.net/2015/11/16/a-perfect-film-alfred-hitchcocks-notorious/

  18. I may have to say “Psycho” because it’s his one film that I find as intoxicating in its MacGuffin as it is after the twist.

  19. Chris Teel says:

    I’m going to say Lifeboat. Wringing that much tension out of that small of a space displayed his brilliance as a director. Plus there’s Talulah Bankhead, so yeah, Lifeboat

  20. JD Cleveland says:

    My favorite Hitchcock film is definitely “The Birds.” Still pretty intense and freaky seeing it years later.

  21. Sue says:

    OMG it is SO hard to pick a Hitch film that is a favorite. I have to say I am a huge fan of Cary Grant, but I think Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window takes the prize… and the dreamy Grace Kelly… such a great movie!

  22. Lynne T says:

    Psycho is my favorite. Great acting by Anthony Perkins, creepy as hell and who can ever take a shower without thinking about that scene from it?

  23. Christina Sharpe says:

    It’s so hard to choose a favourite Hitchcock film, but I would have to say my favourite is Shadow of a Doubt. Joseph Cotten as Uncle Charlie is so incredible and creepy at the same time. The chemistry between Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright is so wonderful and tense. The whole movie just keeps building and building until the amazing ending. Top notch film.

  24. Sara Stewart says:

    It’s a toss-up between Psycho and The Birds. Both were terrifying and with minimal gore. I till get nervous if I see huge flocks of birds on the playground equipment

  25. Mike Miller says:

    The Birds. I remember it scaring the heck out of me as a little kid and its still a great watch as an adult.

  26. I don’t think there’s a single Hitchcock film I didn’t like. However, if I had to pick my absolute favorite it would be “Marnie.” Such a great story and Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery are so fantastic together. I love Hitchcock’s films with surprise endings like this one; never disappoints.

  27. Zach Mason says:

    I love Vertigo! It is a movie meant to be seen again and again. Jimmy Stewart plays the everyman Scottie, a detective hired by an old friend to follow his wife. But all is not what it seems. The job becomes more mysterious and it becomes harder to know what is real and what is projection. Vertigo shows Hitchcock’s power of the camera to show and tell, the amazing use of San Fransico, the acting, the score by genius Bernard Herrmann, and epic editing are just some of the many reasons Vertigo is a true masterpiece, it is a real psychological thriller. What really makes it work so well is that it makes us all experience the disorientation! Kim Novak is amazing. And the film’s poster is still memorable and fresh. Love it so much ^-^

  28. Steena says:

    To Catch a Thief remains my favorite Hitchcock film, even as my knowledge of his works grows. It strikes me as being his “sunniest” film, set on the Cote d’Azure, filled with extravagant jewels and lush colors (that GOLD dress) but all the glitz makes the shadows, the suspicion, and the murder stand in stark relief. He is, of course, a master in his work with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

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  29. Sanjanaa says:

    I think I have to pick Rear Window as my favorite. I vividly remember watching it when I was in elementary school, probably around 4th grade, actually. I was so paranoid after watching it, that I refused to go near any windows in my house out of fear I was being spied on! Most of his movies have left me with a strong feeling of paranoia, but that’s part of the appeal!

  30. Jason says:

    I love so many of his films that it is difficult for me to choose. I might say The 39 Steps, because it is one of the first Hitchcock films I saw and it made me a fan on the spot. Robert Donat was likeable and his “on-the-run” adventure kept me in suspense and rooting for him to be cleared of the charges! I also liked the on-screen chemistry with Madeleine Carroll.
    I think I’ll watch it again tonight, now that I’m talking about it! Ha!
    (A tie for 2nd place must go to “The Lady Vanishes” and “Sabotage”!)
    🙂

  31. Joey says:

    Psycho. The cinematic adventure following one protagonist for a large portion of the film and then shifting characters. Hasn’t been matched since! Plus Anthony Perkins!

  32. Mike Owens says:

    Rear Window because I think this is Hitchcock’s masterpiece. The performance from Grace Kelly and James Stewart are terrific as well.

  33. Mike Owens says:

    I do not have twitter so I’m posting here.

  34. Theresa N says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message. My favorite is Rear Window, love it. I could see this happening to me so easy, becoming suspicious of a neighbor. And love the clothes Grace Kelly wears in the movie.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Thanks so much for entering. Rear Window’s a good one! Saw it on the Big Screen a few years back and enjoyed it even more… Good Luck 🙂

  35. David Hollingsworth says:

    My favorite Hitchcock film is probably Vertigo because it was a metaphor for falling into a hopeless love affair. It also expressed how dangerous obsession can manifest itself. It remains a superbly creepy descent into romantic madness and psychosis.

  36. Angela Lloyd says:

    My favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie is “Rope” because it is based on real-life events and I love the camera angles. My second is “Rear Window” and both because it has Jimmy Steward (Rope and Rear Window) but because Grace Kelly was so amazingly beautiful and Hitchcock captured this beauty perfectly!!

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  37. Amy Vlahovic says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    My absolute favorite is The Birds, I remember very vividly the 1st time I saw this
    classic. A little girl who loved scary movies my parents introduced me to Hitchcock
    and from there I was hooked on suspense thriller scary movies. I watched The Birds even though I had a slight dislike to the creatures. I barely made it through the whole movie, hands over eyes peeking thru my fingers or holding the blanket up to my eyes. LOL From then on my fear of Birds is off the charts, I got stuck on a porch with a trapped bird wanting out so bad that I totally freaked and thought I was having a heart attack. Friends think it is silly but yet wont watch the movie either….. I still watch it & love it more every time. The movies listed were all great in their own right also. Thanks

  38. Greg Bryant says:

    Wow, a really difficult choice. The one thing I do know is that many, many people are only familiar with Hitchcock’s later films from his Paramount and Universal years. Yet he has a significant number of films when he was under contract to David O’ Selznick (who was constantly loaning him out to other studios), or from his early years in Britain. So, I will have to choose from that period. “Number Seventeen” from 1932 is a great whodunnit, with many of Hitchcock’s signature themes and filming in their early formative stages. It concludes with a rousing chase on an out-of-control train. After years of a substandard quality print, a new one has been made available.

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  39. Brett Krasnov says:

    My favorite Hitchcock movie is the The 39 Steps (1935). I always enjoy films where an “everyman” is thrust into unusual circumstances, and Robert Donat plays that role perfectly. The Mr Memory framing and the mysterious tune as part of the puzzle, are also very interesting elements for me.

  40. Leo Luz says:

    This is like asking which flavor of ice cream is your favorite! I like so many of Hitch’s films, but I’m going to go with Psycho as my favorite. Psycho builds an amazing sense of dread… the creepy action doesn’t really begin until 47 minutes into the film. The casting of Janet Leigh was genius – who would’ve imagines America’s darling a conniving thief – and then – GASP! – killed so horribly in that iconic shower scene. Anthony Perkins is perfect, too: boyish, charming, with just a dash of revelation that something very very wrong is bubbling behind those eyes. It started a genre of movies, the slasher film, it portends so much suspense and dread, and it’s downright creepy! Psycho gets my vote.

  41. Amarillys Romero says:

    Without a doubt, my favorite Alfred Hitchcock film would be Rebecca (1940)—though Spellbound (1945), Suspicion (1941) and Rear Window (1954) are not far behind. I could never, ever tire of that film. For one thing, the leads are absolutely brilliant. Joan Fontaine flawlessly portrayed that naïve “funny young lost look” that was required of her character. Personally, I believed she deserved her Oscar for this film, though it was still well deserved in Suspicion (1941). Olivier, on the other hand, was on point with his portrayal of Maxim’s brooding, tortured soul, haunted by memories of the first Mrs. de Winter. Furthermore, it is a visual masterpiece. The sets were eloquent; the costumes were beautiful (especially Fontaine’s shocking gown). I believe the opening scene is also quite astonishing with the rich voiceover stating “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly again…” Also, I know I already mentioned the leads, but Judith Anderson was also marvelous as the horrible Mrs. Danvers. I believe one of my favorites scenes would be when (spoiler alert? kind of?) she stands behind Fontaine and nearly tempts her into suicide. Shame she didn’t win an Academy Award. It was a chilling performance and Fontaine’s look of horror/despair/pain was the icing on the cake (I wish I could attach the picture). Well, to sum it up: truly a masterpiece.
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  42. Mike Owens says:

    Rear Window. It’s my favorite film all time. I don’t have a twitter.

  43. Randy Jestice says:

    My fav Alfred Hitchcock movie was Psycho, I was a teenager when I first watched this film with Mother, Mother always said this was my favorite film and you can’t argue with Mother…..

  44. Annmarie Gatti says:

    This post is on behalf of Taylor who could not post: Rear Window “because of its amazing storyline and the suspense the movie gives me.”

  45. Jean F says:

    Rear Window because it shows how someone can become entwined in the lives of those he does not know (and not in a good way). On Twitter I am dusksunset

  46. Katie Keener says:

    It’s so hard to pick one favorite since Hitchcock is one of my favorites. That being said I have to say Suspicion. Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant are both on their game here especially for Grant who goes against his usual type with his not so good “suspicious” character who you question till the end. As a viewer you feel the anxiety Joan Fontaine feels as if you were standing next to her, you want to believe Grant is in fact innocent but you’re not quite sure. The movie starts out well and keeps building its pace to the denouement exceptionally well. A particular scene I always remember is Grant carrying the ominous glass of milk shot beautifully, Grant in his suit shadowed in the dark and the milk glowing and opaque. It’s just a wonderful sample of Hitchcock much of that owing to the fact that Hitchcock never gives away any hint of how the story will in throughout the movie.
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  47. Benjamin Del Vecchio says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    My favorite Hitchcock is “Shadow of a Doubt” — I love black and white Hitch — in black and white. It might be his first masterpiece. It’s rife with symbolism, from the shadows on the walls to the expressionistic angles and Victorian-era domesticity. It’s a twisted and disturbing family plot — and a delight to pick apart.

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Great Choice! For me, I would say I gravitate towards Notorious, Dial M for Murder and North by Northwest — but I thoroughly enjoy anything Hitchcock… I guess they don’t call him the Master of Suspense for nothing… Thanks for entering and Good Luck!

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