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10 Hitchcock Blu-rays You Should Consider Buying This Christmas

04 December 2012 | Features, Other Lists | by David Zou

As I said in my previous post, 2012 is the year of Alfred Hitchcock, there is no doubt about it. If you are a fan of this master of suspense,you should get yourself some Hitchcock Blu-rays for this Christmas. 2012 is a very strong year for Hitchcock Blu-ray releases, and since there are so many options, you may need a guide to get the best deal.

1.Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]

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Why you should get this Blu-ray: 15 sensational Hitchcock movies in one gorgeous package, including some of his very best(Rear Window,Psycho,Vertigo)  in Blu dresses for the first time in history.

Get Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]

 

2.Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection – Limited Edition [Blu-ray]

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Why you should get this Blu-ray: The only difference between this one and the previous one is that there is no North by Northwest in it, so if you already have North by Northwest in your storage box, this is more suitable for you.

Get Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection – Limited Edition [Blu-ray] [1942][Region Free Rebecca [Blu-ray]

 

3.North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition in Blu-ray Book Packaging) [Blu-ray]

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Why you should get this Blu-ray: The most entertaining Hitchcock movie in its best shape, before 2012 this is the definitive Hitchcock Blu-ray collection with amazing restoration and tons of valuable extras, how can you miss this one?

Get North by Northwest (50th Anniversary Edition in Blu-ray Book Packaging)

 

4.Strangers on a Train [Blu-ray]

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Why you should get this Blu-ray:  As one of the most beloved Hitchcock movies, Strangers on a Train finally got Blu-ray treatment in 2012, if you would like to watch the marvelous performance by Robert Walker again,you should get this one.

Get Strangers on a Train [Blu-ray]

 

5.Notorious,Rebecca and Spellbound[Blu-ray]

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Why you should get this Blu-ray: Considered to be one of the best Hitchcock movies, Notorious features two great performances from two best actors in Hollywood history, Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. Rebecca is Hitchcock’s first movie in Hollywood and the only Hitchcock movie that won the Oscar Best Picture. You should watch Spellbound for the Dali-designed dream sequence alone.

Get Notorious [Blu-ray]

Get Rebecca [Blu-ray]

Get Spellbound [Blu-ray]

 

6.The Lady Vanishes,The 39 Steps,The Man Who Knew too Much (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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Why you should get this Blu-ray:When Hitchcock meets Criterion Collection, it is the best deal. Criterion presented three of Hitchcock’s best sound films during his British period, if you have got used to Hitchcock’s Americanized narration, why not change your taste a little bit,and try his early British films?

Get The Lady Vanishes (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Get The 39 Steps (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Get The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

 

7.The Lodger [Blu-ray](UK only)

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Why you should get this Blu-ray: If you have never heard of The Lodger, you should watch it if you are a die-hard Hitchcock fan, because it is the very first film that introduces the concept of MacGuffin and typical “wrong wan on the run” plot stereotype.

Get The Lodger [Blu-ray]

 

8.Lifeboat [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format) [Blu-ray]

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Why you should get this Blu-ray: Based on John Steinbeck’s short story, Lifeboat is one of the most underrated Hitchcock movies and his first experiment on limited settings. If you love his Rope,you should take a good look at this movie.

 Get Lifeboat [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format) [Blu-ray]

 

9.Dial M for Murder [Blu-ray 3D]

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Why you should get this Blu-ray: One of the best scripted Hitchcock and Grace Kelly’s finest hour in her 3 Hitchcock movie appearances, the only 3D version Hitchcock Blu-ray on the market,do you want to know how a perfect murder looks in 3D?

Get Dial M for Murder [Blu-ray 3D]

 

10.To Catch a Thief [Blu-ray]

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Why you should get this Blu-ray: Simply because it is one of the most gorgeously-shot Hitchcock movie ever, it is not as good as many other Hitchcock movies in terms of plot, but The French Riviera scenery surely looks great in Blu-ray format.

Get To Catch a Thief [Blu-ray]

 

It’s Your Turn

Tell us,which Hitchcock Blu-ray you already bought and which ones you are planning to buy?

 

 

 


   

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