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Hitchcock Special Editions (R1) in October

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of new Two-Disc Special Editions of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Rear Window and Vertigo on 7th October 2008. Priced at $26.98 SRP each, these two-disc sets are released under the Universal Legacy Series banner and are detailed below.

*Denotes extras new to these editions.

Psycho

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • *Feature Commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho")
  • Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho - Vintage newsreel on the unique press policy Alfred Hitchcock insisted upon for the release of the film
  • The Shower Scene - See the impact of the music selected for the terrifying scene
  • The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass
  • The Psycho Archives - A gallery of on-set photo stills from the film’s production
  • Posters and Psycho Ads
  • Lobby Cards
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
  • Production Photographs
  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-Release Trailers

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • The Making of Psycho - A feature-length documentary on Alfred Hitchcock’s
    most shocking film ever
  • *In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy - Some of Hollywood’s top
    filmmakers discuss Hitchcock’s influence and why his movies continue to thrill audiences
  • *François Truffaut Interviews Alfred Hitchcock: Excerpts from a 1962 audio interview
  • *Alfred Hitchcock Presents "Lamb to the Slaughter" - Full-length episode from Season 3 of Alfred Hitchcock’s TV series featuring Barbara Bel Geddes

Rear Window

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD2.0 Mono
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • *Feature Commentary with John Fawell (author of "Hitchcock's Rear Window: The Well-Made Film")
  • Production Photographs
  • Production Notes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Re-Release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Rear Window Ethics: An Original Documentary - An in-depth documentary on Alfred Hitchcock’s voyeuristic masterpiece
  • A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes - Rear Window’s screenwriter reflects on the making of the film
  • *Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master - A look at Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest sequences and the virtuoso filmmaking techniques behind them
  • *François Truffaut Interviews Alfred Hitchcock: Excerpts from a 1962 audio interview
  • *Breaking Barriers: The Sound of Hitchcock - An examination of Alfred Hitchcock’s innovative use of sound throughout his films
  • *Alfred Hitchcock Presents "Mr. Blanchard's Secret" - A full-length episode from Season 2 of Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark TV series

Vertigo

Disc 1: Main Feature
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround and DD2.0 Mono
  • English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Feature Commentary with Associate Producer Herbert Coleman, Restoration Team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz and Other Vertigo Participants
  • *Feature Commentary with Director William Friedkin
  • Foreign Censorship Ending - See a version of the film's ending that was created for international releases
  • The Vertigo Archives - Gallery of on-set photo stills from the film’s production
  • Production Notes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Restoration Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece - An in-depth documentary on the restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s most hypnotic thriller
  • *Partners in Crime: Hitchcock's Collaborators - A revealing look at Alfred Hitchcock's closest collaborators including costume designer Edith Head, composer Bernard Herrmann, title creator Saul Bass and Hitchcock's wife, Alma
  • *François Truffaut Interviews Alfred Hitchcock: Excerpts from a 1962 audio interview
  • *Alfred Hitchcock Presents "The Case of Mr. Pelham" - A full-length episode from Season 1 of Alfred Hitchcock’s TV series



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