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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection Available on October 30 for a Limited Time!

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection Available on October 30 for a Limited Time!

Fifteen of the most acclaimed films by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock come together on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever when Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is released on October 30, 2012 for a limited time only. Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense's best work to home audiences as it's never been seen before. This ultimate collector's set features 13 films previously unavailable on Blu-ray™, a collectible 50-page book featuring storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, and much more. Plus a treasure trove of over 15 hours of documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, screen tests, trailers and a new documentary "The Birds, Hitchcock's Monster Movie," enough to satisfy even the most ardent Hitchcock fan.

Spanning three-and-a-half decades of the director's prolific career, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection includes the classic thrillers PsychoThe BirdsVertigoRear WindowNorth by NorthwestThe Man Who Knew Too MuchMarnieSaboteurShadow of a DoubtRopeThe Trouble with HarryTorn CurtainTopazFrenzy and Family PlotThe films feature performances from some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including James StewartGrace KellyCary GrantJulie AndrewsPaul NewmanJanet LeighAnthony PerkinsTippi HedrenEva Marie SaintKim Novak and Sean Connery.

One of the most influential and revered cinematic innovators of all time, Alfred Hitchcock had a profound and lasting impact on modern moviemaking. Renowned for his signature wit, thrilling plots, pioneering camerawork and original editing style, Hitchcock's masterful ability to wring every drop of suspense out of each scene is still studied and emulated by filmmakers around the world. He was nominated for five Best Director Academy Awards®, and four of his films (all of which are included in this collection) appear on AFI's prestigious "100 Years...100 Movies" list.

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is the ideal gift for film lovers, Hitchcock fans—or anyone who wants to discover for themselves what makes him the undisputed Master of Suspense.

Synopses and Bonus Features

Saboteur (1942)
This riveting wartime thriller stars Robert Cummings as a factory worker who is falsely accused of sabotage and sets off on a desperate, action-packed cross-country chase to clear his name.

Bonus Features:

  • Saboteur: A Closer Look
  • Storyboards: The Statue of Liberty Sequence
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Sketches
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
This thriller about a young woman (Teresa Wright) who comes to suspect that the uncle (Joseph Cotton) she idolizes may in fact be a murderer was considered Alfred Hitchcock's personal favorite.

      Bonus Features:

  • Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film
  • Production Drawings by Art Director Robert Boyle
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Rope (1948)
Two friends strangle a classmate and then hold a party for their victim's family and friends while their former teacher (James Stewart) becomes increasingly suspicious that his students have turned his intellectual theories into brutal reality.

      Bonus Features:

  • Rope Unleashed
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Rear Window (1954)
James Stewart and Grace Kelly star in this voyeuristic masterpiece about a photographer who becomes obsessed with watching his neighbors and discovers a possible murder.

Bonus Features:

  • 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
  • Masters of Cinema
  • Feature Commentary with John Fawell, author of Hitchcock's Rear Window: The Well-Made Film
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-Release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart
  • Blu-ray exclusives: BD Live, Pocket Blu

The Trouble with Harry (1955)
While no one really minds that Harry is dead, everyone has a different idea about what should be done with his body in this quirky mystery starring Shirley MacLaine and John Forsythe.

Bonus Features:

  • The Trouble with Harry Isn't Over
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
James Stewart and Doris Day star as a vacationing American couple who accidentally become involved in an international assassination plot and must take matters into their own hands after their son is kidnapped.


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