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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

Offbeat Blu-ray Review: Crimson Peak

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Oct 4, 2019

Distributor: Arrow Video Release Date: October 22, 2019 Region: Region A & B Length: 01:58:42 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 7.1 English DTS X / 7.1 English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 English DTS X (Headphone Mix) Alternate Audio: English Dolby Digital Descriptive Audio Subtitles: English read more

Blu-ray Review: The House of Hitchcock – Limited Edition Collection

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Sep 8, 2019

Distributor: Universal Studios Release Date: October 01, 2019 Region: Region A Notes: These films are also available individually with standard Blu-ray packaging, as part of The Masterpiece Collection, and as part of The Ultimate Collection. Universal owns the rights to more Alfred Hitchcock title read more

Blu-ray Review: Murder!

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Aug 11, 2019

Distributor: Kino Lorber Release Date: August 13, 2019 Region: Region A Length: 01:42:29 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz, 1554 kbps, 16-bit) Subtitles: English Ratio: 1.37:1 Bitrate: 31.93 Mbps Notes: This marks this title’s North American Blu-ray deb read more

Offbeat Blu-ray Review: Gaslight

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jul 10, 2019

Distributor: Warner Archives Release Date: June 25, 2019 Region: Region Free Length: 01:53:46 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 2.0 English Mono DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz, 24-bit) Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.37:1 Bitrate: 34.99 Mbps George Cukor’s Gaslight has long drawn comparisons to read more

Book Interview: Hitchcock and the Censors

Hitchcock Master Posted by Devon Powell on Jun 16, 2019

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky Release Date: June 14, 2019 John Billheimer has written a book that seems long overdue. In Hitchcock and the Censors, he “traces the forces that led to the Production Code and describes Hitchcock’s interactions with code officials on a film-by-film basis read more
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