Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection [Blu-Ray Box Set]
The Ultimate Collection of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, including Vertigo, Frenzy, Rear Window, Psycho and The Birds, come together in this Blu-ray boxed set for the first time ever in perfect High-Definition picture and sound.
Robert Cummings stars as Barry Kane, a patriotic munitions worker who is falsely accused of sabotage, in this wartime thriller from Alfred Hitchcock.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Alfred Hitchcock considered this 1943 thriller to be his personal favorite among his own films, and although it's not as popular as some of Hitchcock's later work, it's certainly worthy of the master's admiration.
An experimental film masquerading as a standard Hollywood thriller. The plot of Rope is simple and based on a successful stage play: two young men (John Dall and Farley Granger) commit murder, more or less as an intellectual exercise.
Rear Window (1954)
Like the Greenwich Village courtyard view from its titular portal, Alfred Hitchcock's classic Rear Window is both confined and multileveled: both its story and visual perspective are dictated by its protagonist's imprisonment in his apartment, convalescing in a wheelchair, from which both he and the audience observe the lives of his neighbors.
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
A busman's holiday for Alfred Hitchcock, this 1955 black comedy concerns a pesky corpse that becomes a problem for a quiet, Vermont neighborhood.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 remake of his own 1934 spy thriller is an exciting event in its own right, with several justifiably famous sequences.
Although it wasn't a box-office success when originally released in 1958, Vertigo has since taken its deserved place as Alfred Hitchcock's greatest, most spellbinding, most deeply personal achievement.
North by Northwest (1959)
A strong candidate for the most sheerly entertaining and enjoyable movie ever made by a Hollywood studio (with Citizen Kane, Only Angels Have Wings and Trouble in Paradise running neck and neck).
For all the slasher pictures that have ripped off Psycho (and particularly its classic set piece, the ""shower scene""), nothing has ever matched the impact of the real thing.
The Birds (1963)
Vacationing in northern California, Alfred Hitchcock was struck by a story in a Santa Cruz newspaper: ""Seabird Invasion Hits Coastal Homes."" From this peculiar incident, and his memory of a short story by Daphne du Maurier, the master of suspense created one of his strangest and most terrifying films.
You could call this one Hoot Along with Hitch. With the possible exceptions of Topaz and Family Plot, this is Hitchcock's cheesiest movie, visually and psychologically crass in comparison with a peak achievement like Vertigo--although it shares some of that film's characteristic obsessive themes.
Torn Curtain (1966)
Paul Newman plays cold war physicist Michael Armstrong, while Julie Andrews plays his lovely assistant-and-fiancée, Sarah Sherman.
Alfred Hitchcock hadn't made a spy thriller since the 1930s, so his 1969 adaptation of Leon Uris's bestseller seemed like a curious choice for the director.
Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film, written by Anthony Shaffer (who also wrote Sleuth), this delightfully grisly little tale features an all-British cast minus star wattage, which may have accounted for its relatively slim showing in the States.
Family Plot (1976)
Alfred Hitchcock's final film is understated comic fun that mixes suspense with deft humor, thanks to a solid cast. The plot centers on the kidnapping of an heir and a diamond theft by a pair of bad guys led by Karen Black and William Devane.
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