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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection in October

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection for 4th October 2005 priced at $119.98 SRP. This 15 Disc collection brings together 14 Hitchcock classics plus a bonus disc in a special gift set collection. Released on the same day is Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 1.

All 14 films are digitally re-mastered for the best quality ever with all bonus features from the existing releases carried across. The films are: Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubth, Rope, Rear Window, The Trouble With Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, Psycho, The Birds, Marnie, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy and Family Plot.

The all-new bonus disc showcases Hitchcock's films, career and legacy through a series of documentaries, while the set is presented in ultra-premium velvet packaging which includes a 36-page collectible book.

Individual disc specs follow...

Disc 1: Saboteur

  • English DD2.0 Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Saboteur: A Closer Look
  • Storyboards
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Sketches
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes

Disc 2: Shadow of a Doubt
  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English and Spanish DD2.0 Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film
  • Production Drawings
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes

Disc 3: Rope
  • 1.33:1 Full Frame
  • English, French and Spanish DD2.0 Mono
  • English subtitles
  • Rope Unleashed
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes

Disc 4: Rear Window
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary
  • A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-Release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart
  • Production Notes

Disc 5: The Trouble with Harry
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and Spanish DD2.0 Mono
  • English and French subtitles
  • The Trouble With Harry Isn't Over
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes

Disc 6: The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • The Making of The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes

Disc 7: Vertigo
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Mono
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Obsessed with Vertigo
  • Feature Commentary with Associate Producer Herbert Coleman, Restoration Team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz and Other Vertigo Participants
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Restoration Theatrical Trailer
  • Hitchcock's Foreign Censorship Ending
  • The Vertigo Archive
  • Production Notes

Disc 8: Psycho
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • The Making of Psycho
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-Release Trailers
  • Newsreel Footage: The Release of "Psycho"
  • The Shower Scene: With and Without Music
  • Archives
  • Production Photographs
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
  • The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass
  • Lobby Cards
  • Posters and "Psycho" Ads

Disc 9: The Birds
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English subtitles
  • All About The Birds Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Original Ending
  • Storyboards
  • Tippi Hedren's Screen Test
  • The Birds Is Coming (Universal International Newsreel)
  • Suspense Story: National Press Club Hears Hitchcock (Universal International Newsreel)
  • Production Photographs
  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 10: Marnie
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English subtitles
  • The Trouble with Marnie
  • Archives
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes

Disc 11: Torn Curtain
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Torn Curtain Rising
  • Scenes Scored by Bernard Herrmann
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc 12: Topaz
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Topaz: An Appreciation by Film Historian and Critic Leonard Maltin
  • Alternate Endings
  • Storyboards: The Mendozas
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes

Disc 13: Frenzy
  • 2.00:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • The Story of Frenzy
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Production Notes

Disc 14: Family Plot
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English and Spanish subtitles
  • Plotting Family Plot
  • Storyboards: The Chase Scene
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Production Notes

Disc 15: Bonus Documentaries
  • AFI Salute to Alfred Hitchcock - AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 1979 featuring speeches from Henry Fonda, Ingrid Bergman, James Stewart and more
  • Masters of Cinema - Interview with Alfred Hitchcock conducted by Pia Lindstrom, Ingrid Bergman's daughter
  • The Making of Psycho
  • All About the Birds

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