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'Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection': Universal Continues to Celebrate 100 with 15-Film Box Set

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 22, 2012 at 12:23PM

Well, this is exciting. To continue Universal's year-long 100th anniversary celebration, the studio is releasing "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection." The box set has a whopping fifteen of the Hitch's films, with thirteen newly and never before on Blu-ray...
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Kim Novak in "Vertigo"
Kim Novak in "Vertigo"

Well, this is exciting. To continue Universal's year-long 100th anniversary celebration, the studio is releasing "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection." The box set has a whopping fifteen of the Hitch's films, with thirteen newly and never before on Blu-ray.

The set spans three-and-a-half decades of the Brit director's American period in filmmaking, and includes: "Psycho," "The Birds," "Vertigo," "Rear Window," "North by Northwest," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Marnie," "Saboteur," "Shadow of a Doubt," "Rope," "The Trouble with Harry," "Torn Curtain," "Topaz, "Frenzy" and "Family Plot."

"The Masterpiece Collection" also includes a fifty-page booklet featuring Hitchcock's famous storyboards, costume sketches and stills, and fifteen hours of filmmaker commentary, interviews and a new doc titled "'The Birds,' Hitchcock's Monster Movie."

The set is available September 25, for a limited time only.

This article is related to: Universal, Classics, Blu-ray


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.