And it is after all, the movie takes place in space. Reviewed by , October 30, 2012 A man confronts his accuser atop the Statue of Liberty, where one false move will spell death. Across the board, I found no deficiencies to report, with Bernard Herrmann's vital, unforgettable scores resonating wonderfully well, all dialogue full and even, and those piercing bird sounds ringing out loud and clear, with no distortion or imbalance anywhere. Jill has another view on getting ahead though. No less so are the use of rear projection and colorfully well-appointed sets and costumes used to create an exotic, threatening world around Stewart's midwestern doctor and his restless, former-famous-singer wife Doris Day in The Man Who Knew Too Much, which rightly keeps the Cold War machinations way in the background, focusing instead on the rude awakening experienced by the blissfully ignorant, surprisingly resourceful American tourists' horror at finding themselves submerged in it, forced into a nightmarish quest to find their kidnapped little boy, who's being held to oblige the doctor's silence vis-à-vis some incriminating words whispered to him by a dying man.
North by Northwest despite some color issues 2. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped in one of Hollywood's most horrific films of nature gone berserk. With 15 films in this collection I have decided to incorporate them all into this review. In the event you feel you need additional information, I have identified seven additional reviews, out of the 195 posted as of 1-20-17 , that may contain what you are seeking. How many films have you seen where a man looks through his blinds at the woman across the street? Their chat might just be more interesting than the film itself. As beautiful blond Melanie Daniels 'Tippi' Hedren rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner Rod Taylor , she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. An additional hazard is the possibility of discs sliding out of loose sleeves.
The beautiful New England fall foliage captured in 'Harry' was a revelation, with the movie looking like it could have been shot this year. Regardless, the above list of Amazon customer favorites will be the focus of my future efforts. An unsung classic marred only by a slow opening, it's a hilarious film that should be better know. I have grouped them and will score them individually while noting specifics related to variations in overall quality. The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shot digitally with Red Epic cameras by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, Hitchcock may not have the filmic grain or Technicolor depth of an original Hitch picture, but it still looks fantastic in high definition.
When a professional photographer James Stewart is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. It's just a matter of finding his next film. Caught up in international espionage, the McKennas' lives hang in the balance as they race to save their son in the chilling, climatic showdown in London's famous Royal Albert Hall. The hiss of a shower masks the approach of a madman with a knife in his hand. Grain is visible in fine even layers with no apparent signs of image degrading digital noise reduction.
By the way, if you want to view the movies Hitchcock directed from the silent era in the 1920s, and his early work in the 30s, they're in the public domain and available free online. Each movie is presented in an attractive two-page, multi-color spread featuring poster art, promotional type photos and quotes related to each movie and a list of special features included on that movie's disc. The supplemental package is hit or miss with the more well known films getting the gravy. Now that we've expanded the list to include more discs, however, there was no way we could leave it off. The Farmer's Wife: I have an interesting history with this movie. The biggest issue with the 15-disc set, though, is its relative lack of special features. Jimmy Stewart began his long and very fruitful collaboration with Hitchcock on Rope, an oddly and, most often, very successfully experimental work that plays out in real time, over the course of a dinner party with a murderous underlying secret, with almost no cuts, the camera following the characters from framing to framing and room to room without skipping a beat, in a transfixing dance as Stewart, a college professor who blithely spouts quasi-Nietzchean, beyond-good-and-evil platitudes, slowly but surely realizes that the two of his former students John Dall and Farley Granger hosting the gathering have taken him at his word, thrill-killing a third ex-pupil and hiding the corpse right under the noses of the guests.
Contents of the new discs: Disc 16: Revenge Season 1, Episode 1 Mr. I have no idea if the rest of the trailer is similar at all to the original theatrical trailer. When appropriate, I will add my own thoughts and comments, along with analysis of the data mined from nearly 200 Amazon customer reviews. This is also one of the few discs that offers a Dolby Atmos mix for home-theater systems that support it. Two childhood friends take different paths in the world.
Will it do the same for the casual collector shelling out their own cash to add it to their own collection? His silent films with a couple of exceptions and usually ignored and considered minor works, but these movies are anything but trivial. Very nearly as breathtaking and disquieting is Raymond Burr's murderous husband in Rear Window, who's an actor in a panoramic drama -- love! From what I've read and from what I've heard on the iTunes downloadable version of this new release, they've finally restored it to where it should have been previously. This applies to the multi-channel mixes as well. The tone takes a twist at the end that's very effective and in sharp contrast to the early part of the film. Generally speaking I found little to complain about with these high definition renderings although some exhibit some issues worthy of note. In this film Ivor Novello play Roddy, a schoolboy it's a bit of a stretch, but Ivor manages to pull it off who is expelled when a local woman falsely accuses him of getting her pregnant.
It's a comedy in the Shakespearean sense, culminating in not one but two happy romantic pairings, the principal of which is that between the spunky MacLaine and the Thoreau-ish painter Forsythe a sort of comic counterpart to Rock Hudson's nonconformist in the contemporaneous. This was the first time that Hitchcock used stylized opening credits, and it's a technique that he employed in some of his best features. Fleshtones are warm with discernible texture and primarily natural depiction. As Armstrong goes undercover to glean top-secret information, the couple find themselves running for their lives from enemy agents in this action-packed thriller. Grain is present in fine, even layers that appear to be preserved naturally. Quite possibly my favorite Blu-ray box set of all time.
They are placed at the end of this review in chronological order as a post script. Bumping up a 6 year old comment to confirm Hofmeister is right about this. Like Stewart in Vertigo and Rear Window, the allure of something that looks pretty and seems exciting will reveal itself as what it really is to Little Charlie only after it may be too late, and even if she can extricate herself from the abyss she's opened up, she won't be left unmarked. All except the blond daughter how finds the mysterious man attractive. There's a real emphasis here on not trying to create a perfect reproduction of Hitchcock, but capture his spirit. This adds a noticeable sense of depth to the image making it appear more lifelike.
Blanchard's Secret Season 2, Episode 13 Lamb to the Slaughter Season 3, Episode 28 Poison Season 4, Episode 1 Arthur Season 5, Episode 1 Mr. I love the artwork, the layout, and of course, the movies. If I now focus on the dozen films above recommended by other Amazon reviewers, perhaps someday I'll own at least half of the Hitchcock library at a much more reasonable final cost. I can't forget the customer in March, 2016 who bought it the higher priced U. There's a scene where the farmer arrives to an afternoon party half an hour early so that he can propose to the host that's great. He hit the ground running and even at the age of 25, when he directed his first film, Hitchcock was incorporating themes and ideas that he'd continue to explore for the rest of his career.