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Alfred Hitchcock the essentials collection
Limited ed.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [c2011]
Physical Description:
5 videodisc : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen presentations; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; dual layer format.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG; Rear window & Vertigo.

MPAA rating: PG-13; The Birds.

MPAA rating: R; Psycho.

North by northwest: Not rated.
Language Note:
Rear window & Psycho in English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English SDH or Spanish subtitles.

North by northwest in English or dubbed French dialogue, with optional English SHD or French subtitles.

The Birds: In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles.

Vertigo In English with optional English SDH, French, or Spanish subtitles.
General Note:
Title from container.

Widescreen presentations.

Rear window: based on the short story by Cornell Woolrich. Vertigo, based upon the novel "D'entre les morts" by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Psycho: based on the novel by Robert Bloch. The birds: based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier.

Rear window bonus features: "Rear window ethics : an original documentary" featurette; "A conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes" featurette; Production photographs; Production notes; Re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart; Theatrical trailer.

Vertigo bonus features: "Obsessed with Vertigo : new life for Hitchcock's masterpiece" featurette; Feature commentary with associate producer Herbert Coleman, restoration team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz and other Vertigo participants; Production notes; Theatrical trailers; Foreign censorship ending; The Vertigo archives.

North By Northwest bonus features: Commentary by screenwriter Ernest Lehman; Music-only audio track.

Psycho bonus features: Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Re-release trailer; Newsreel footage: the release of Psycho; The shower scene with and without music; The Psycho archives; Production photographs; Behind-the-scenes photographs.

The Birds bonus features: Deleted scene; The original ending; Storyboard sequence; 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.
Rear window (115 min.) (1954) -- Vertigo (ca. 130 min.) (1958) -- North by northwest (136 min.) (1959) -- Psycho (109 min.) (1960) -- The birds (120 min.) (1963).
In Rear window, A photographer confined to his room with a broken leg suspects a murder has been committed in a nearby apartment.

Vertigo is an elaborately constructed murder story and a fascinating study in sexual obsession. A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot in which a girl he loves apparently falls to her death. He then meets her double and tries to re-create the image of the woman he has loved but lost in death.

In North by northwest, an ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents.

Psycho is a horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother.

In The Birds, a small California town is attacked by thousands of birds.
Added Uniform Title:
Vertigo (Motion picture : 1958)

Rear window (Motion picture : 1954)

Psycho (Motion picture : 1960)

North by northwest (Motion picture)

Birds (Motion picture)
Added Title:
Rear window ethics.

Rear window.


North by northwest.




Material Type
Shelf Number
DVD PN1997.A44.H58 2011 1

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