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Toby Jones: dial H for Hitchcock

9 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

He's played Truman Capote and Karl Rove – now Toby Jones is donning a fat suit and prosthetic chin to play the Master in new TV drama The Girl. Steve Rose talks to him about Hitchcock's dark side, failure and funky clothes

Little seems to have changed at Simpson's in the Strand since the days when Alfred Hitchcock dined here: the wood panelling, the chandeliers, the white-robed chefs carving hunks of meat on silver trolleys. Hitchcock liked the place so much, he featured it in his 1936 film Sabotage – though back then its star Sylvia Sidney and her kid brother had to dine upstairs, since women weren't admitted to the main room. The clientele doesn't appear to have changed since those days, either. Toby Jones and I are both in our 40s, and still the youngest people in the room by several decades.

We're here because Hitchcock is back on the menu. »

- Steve Rose

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Toby Jones: dial H for Hitchcock

9 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

He's played Truman Capote and Karl Rove – now Toby Jones is donning a fat suit and prosthetic chin to play the Master in new TV drama The Girl. Steve Rose talks to him about Hitchcock's dark side, failure and funky clothes

Little seems to have changed at Simpson's in the Strand since the days when Alfred Hitchcock dined here: the wood panelling, the chandeliers, the white-robed chefs carving hunks of meat on silver trolleys. Hitchcock liked the place so much, he featured it in his 1936 film Sabotage – though back then its star Sylvia Sidney and her kid brother had to dine upstairs, since women weren't admitted to the main room. The clientele doesn't appear to have changed since those days, either. Toby Jones and I are both in our 40s, and still the youngest people in the room by several decades.

We're here because Hitchcock is back on the menu. »

- Steve Rose

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Film Feature: The 10 Best Hitchcock Jaw-Droppers

19 November 2012 7:38 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock” (which we will review Wednesday) takes moviegoers back to the landmark year when the Master of Suspense reached the final peak of a career that spanned over five decades. Alfred Hitchcock’s artistry, ambition and showmanship where at an all time high when he made 1960’s “Psycho,” a game-changing shocker that galvanized audiences and went on to become his most immortal and influential picture. Yet it is far from the only Hitchcock masterwork that caused audiences’ jaws to drop to the floor. As film buffs become reacquainted with the Master through the recent slew of biopics and Blu-ray releases (including a glorious 15-disc Blu-ray set we will review tomorrow), Hollywood Chicago presents its own list of the all-time greatest Hitchcock jaw-droppers — ten timeless scenes that still manage to jolt, exhilarate and inspire generations of cinephiles around the world.

10. The Crash in “Foreign Correspondent” (1940)

Foreign Correspondent

In “Cast Away” and “Flight, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Win: Alfred Hitchcock – The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray

13 November 2012 12:48 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

From Universal Pictures (UK) comes14 iconic thrillers from The Master of Suspense together for the first time ever as Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection – Super Premium Edition comes to Blu-ray on November 12th, 2012 for a limited time only.

We have one copy of the Blu-ray box set to give away to our readers.

Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense’s best work to home audiences as it’s never been seen before. This Super Premium Edition features 13 films previously unavailable on Blu-ray,Tm a collectible 16 page exclusive hardback book and additional collectibles including storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, beautiful art cards and much more. Plus a treasure trove of over 15 hours of documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, screen tests, trailers and more, including a new documentary “The Birds, Hitchcock’s Monster Movie, »

- Matt Holmes

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'Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection' - Worth the Price?

12 November 2012 5:00 PM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is the second enormous, remastered collection to come from Universal in the last month or so (the first being the Universal Monsters Collection.) The 15-disc set includes some of Alfred Hitchcock’s most well-known films - and some lesser-knowns: Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, (one of my favorites of the lesser-known films, along with Lifeboat which, sadly, is not in this set) Rear Window, The Trouble with Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, Marnie, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, and Family Plot

With so many films, and so many old films, it is tough to do a bevy of special features for every film. As such, only the bigger, more popular films have the better goodies. All the films include theatrical trailers, and stills, lobby cards, storyboards, and other art from the archives. Most have a »

- Alyse Wax

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In the Soup: Hitchcock, Bond, Batman and the Ingredients of ‘Skyfall’

10 November 2012 4:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In the Soup is a column on film influences and ingredients. Movies today all come from a pot of soup, which features numerous elements and flavors put in there throughout history — and not just cinema history. Scoop up a mix of these ingredients and you have something that’s been informed by all that’s come before it. Here we attempt to identify the tastes in front of our eyes.  The James Bond series is something of a hub in the course of film and pop culture history. As iconic as it is on its own, it tends to be informed by other material as often as it does the informing. In the beginning, for example, the movies were highly influenced by the works of Alfred Hitchcock. Author Ian Fleming even wished for Hitch to direct the first movie adapted from his 007 novels. And Cary Grant was famously sought for the part of Bond, which »

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray Review

4 November 2012 6:52 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Director Alfred Hitchcock is having a pretty big year.  Two feature film iterations of the iconic filmmaker will have been released by 2012’s end—the Toby Jones-fronted The Girl and the aptly named Hitchcock with Anthony Hopkins—and this week a massive collection of Hitch’s films hits Blu-ray.  Just in time for Halloween, this convenient box set includes 15 of the most revered features from The Master of Suspense’s career in glorious HD, with special features and extras galore.  From Psycho to Family Plot, this swell collection will make a fine addition to the home video libraries of cinephiles aplenty.  Hit the jump for our full review of Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection on Blu-ray. Overview This is a massive Blu-ray collection encompassing 15 films, so I’ll just try to hit the highlights in this review in order to give readers a good idea of what the »

- Adam Chitwood

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How ‘Bout A Sample of the Hitchcock Blu-Ray Boxed Set?

1 November 2012 6:58 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Despite the minor delay in release for the Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection on Blu-Ray, the day has already come and it is Now available to own! The epic set features 15 of his the master of suspense’s most well regarded and celebrated filmography. And speaking of celebrating, how ’bout we take a look at all these great sample clips from the set?

First up, the trailer:

Abbreviated teaser:

“Tippi Screen Test” Clip:

“1963 Press Conference” Clip:

The Birds: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie” Clip:

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection

The Ultimate Box Set With 15 Films

Including 13 Never Before On Blu-Ray – Over 15 Hours Of Bonus Features Including A Newly Created Documentary On The Birds.

Available September 25th For A Limited Time Only

Fifteen of the most acclaimed films by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock come together on Blu-ray for the first time ever when Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is released »

- Rob Galluzzo

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Clips from Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection

31 October 2012 7:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Universal released Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection this week, which includes fifteen of his films in one Blu-ray set. If you’d like to learn more about the release, we have a breakdown of all that is included in the collection, plus a set of clips:

Fifteen of the most acclaimed films by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock come together on Blu-rayTM for the first time ever when Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is released on October 30, 2012 for a limited time only. Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense’s best work to home audiences as it’s never been seen before. This ultimate collector’s set features 13 films previously unavailable on Blu-ray,Tm a collectible 50-page book featuring storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, and much more. Plus a treasure trove of over 15 hours of documentaries, »

- Jonathan James

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Tippi's Notorious 'Birds' Audition, Revealed!

31 October 2012 7:26 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Tippi Hedren's life-altering screentest for The Birds was recently recreated by Sienna Miller and Toby Jones for HBO's TV movie, The Girl, and now the real McCoy has been unearthed for the world to see.

Related - Toby Jones' Hitchcock Hang-Ups

Hedren's original audition tape is just one of the gems included in the newly released Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection box set, which includes 15 films and over 15 hours of bonus features, including a newly created documentary on The Birds.

In addition to the avian-aversion classic, Psycho, 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 are included in the Blu-ray box set!

Watch Tippi Hedren's audition below and click here to order your copy of Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection.

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New to Blu-ray: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection, Rosemary’S Baby Criterion, The Campaign, and More

30 October 2012 4:25 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This week on Blu-ray is light on quantity, but there are a couple of great works headed our way.  Briefly: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) - $224.86 (25% off) The Campaign (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Digital Copy Combo Pack) - $18.96 (47% off) Copper: Season One - $29.99 (50% off) Rosemary's Baby (The Criterion Collection) - $24.99 (37% off) Ruby Sparks - $28.85 (4% off) Safety Not Guaranteed - $22.99 (36% off) Hit the jump for all the details. Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]   The definitive Blu-ray collection of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock’s best works finally hits stores by way of The Masterpiece Collection.  The box set includes the following 15 films on stunning Blu-ray: Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, Rear Window, The Trouble with Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, Marnie, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, and Family Plot. 13 of the set’s 15 titles are new to Blu-ray, and »

- Adam Chitwood

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'The Campaign' and More

29 October 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

This week: Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play two North Carolina congressional candidates engaged in a hilariously contentious race for votes in "The Campaign," which arrives on disc just before we cast our vote for the next President.

Also new this week is the acclaimed indie film "Safety Not Guaranteed," a Criterion Collection edition of "Rosemary's Baby" and the must-own massive Blu-ray set "Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection."

'The Campaign'

Box Office: $86 million

Rotten Tomatoes: 66% Fresh

Storyline: After a scandal sours the appeal of North Carolina congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) with voters, an awkward, unlikely candidate named Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis) begins to win over voters with his seeming wholesomeness. However, Marty is a pawn in a larger game being played by his backers, the corrupt Motch brothers (John Lithgow and Dan Akyroyd), as the two congressional candidates trade barbs and employ hilarious smear-campaign tactics.

Extras! »

- Robert DeSalvo

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This Week In Blu-ray & DVD: Alfred Hitchcock, Ruby Sparks and Super Bitch Fall into a Coma on The Campaign Trail

29 October 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Safety Not Guaranteed A trio of magazine writers (Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni) head to a small coastal town in Washington to investigate an intriguing classified ad. Once there they discover as much about themselves as they do the oddball (Mark Duplass) behind the time travel-themed ad. If the synopsis sounds hokey just know that the resulting film is a sweet and simple delight from beginning to end. Plaza balances her usual cynicism and sarcasm with a true emotionally satisfying performance while Johnson and Duplass bring heart and laughs as well. It’s rare to see such a small film manage such an uplifting finale, but writer Derek Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow manage something special here that deserves an audience. Also available on DVD. [Extras: Featurettes] Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection Pitch: It’s »

- Rob Hunter

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'The Girl' and the Director: A guide to the Hitchcock Blondes

20 October 2012 11:30 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Tonight sees the HBO debut of The Girl, a behind-the-scenes film about the making of The Birds which focuses on the let’s-call-it-complicated relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and star Tippi Hedren. Hitchcock famously discovered the young ingenue, signed her to an exclusive contract, and moulded her into his vision of perfect womanhood: The Hitchcock Blonde, the classy-cool patrician gal with a reserved bearing that only slightly suppresses a roiling hyper-sexualized id. Hitchcock’s obsession with this specific look created some of the great iconic female roles in film history…and may have also, as detailed by The Girl, led »

- Darren Franich

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Win an Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection Boxset

1 October 2012 5:53 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection out 5th November, we’ve been given one to give away!

From Universal Pictures (UK) comes14 iconic thrillers from The Master of Suspense together for the first time ever as Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection – Super Premium Edition comes to Blu-ray on October 1st, 2012 for a limited time only.

Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense’s best work to home audiences as it’s never been seen before. This Super Premium Edition features 13 films previously unavailable on Blu-ray,Tm a collectible 16 page exclusive hardback book and additional collectibles including storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, beautiful art cards and much more. Plus a treasure trove of over 15 hours of documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, screen tests, trailers and more, including a new documentary “The Birds, »

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Hitchcock Blu-Ray Set Delayed To Oct. 30th

17 September 2012 10:37 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Those of you eagerly anticipating that epic Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection Blu-Ray box set will have to wait just a little bit longer to get your hands on the set. And for good reason too! An early review copy went out to Nick Wrigley over at enthusiasm.org and he noticed some glaring spelling and font issues with the credits in Frenzy. There’s also mention of poor transfers in some of Hitchcock’s earlier films in the set such as Family Plot and Torn Curtain. Take a look below at the Frenzy comparison.

Shortly after this news hit the web, Universal issued the following press statement: “Universal Studios Home Entertainment is postponing the Blu-ray release of Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection to October 30, 2012. Certain imperfections with the product have come to light and, as a result, we are delaying the release date to correct these points. Our goal »

- Rob Galluzzo

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Celebrate Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday on Encore Suspense!

26 July 2012 4:27 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

On August 13th, Alfred Hitchcock, a man who needs no introductions, will turn 113 (if he were still alive, of course). To celebrate his birthday, Encore Suspense is showcasing his most iconic films for thirteen nights in a row, beginning on August 1st and culminating with Vertigo and Psycho on his birthday, the 13th. Each film will air at 8 Pm Et/Pt and will be followed by an episode of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour. The schedule, courtesy of Starz’s website, is as follows: August 1 Saboteur August 2 Shadow of a Doubt August 3 Rope August 4 Rear Window August 5 The Trouble With Harry August 6 The Man Who Knew Too Much August 7 The Birds August 8 Marnie August 9 Torn Curtain August 10 Topaz August 11 Frenzy August 12 Family Plot August 13 Vertigo; followed by Psycho My DVR is certainly going to get a workout. »

- Andy Greene

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Encore Suspense Celebrates Alfred Hitchcock's 113th Birthday with 13 Nights of Thrilling Classics

26 July 2012 1:14 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Master of Suspense – Sir Alfred Hitchcock – would be turning 113 on August 13, 2012, and Encore Suspense plans to celebrate his birthday by showcasing his classic films for 13 nights in a row. Beginning August 1, a different Alfred Hitchcock thriller will air nightly at 8:00 pm Et/Pt.

The frightening festivities begin with Saboteur and conclude on August 13 with two of Hitchcock’s most spellbinding films, Vertigo and Psycho. Each film will be followed by a different episode of “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” a collection of classic mystery vignettes presented by Hitchcock himself.

Warning: Those with triskaidekaphobia may not enjoy this event!

“Hitchcock’s 113th Birthday Celebration” includes feature presentations of the following films:

August 1 - Saboteur

August 2 - Shadow of a Doubt

August 3 - Rope

August 4 - Rear Window

August 5 - The Trouble With Harry

August 6 - The Man Who Knew Too Much

August 7 - The Birds

August 8 - Marnie

August 9 - »

- The Woman In Black

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The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock at the BFI: 10 of his lesser-known gems

4 July 2012 2:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Everyone knows the classic Hitchcocks: Psycho, The Birds, The Lady Vanishes. But the summer-long retrospective also includes wonderful films you may not have heard much about; here's 10 often-overlooked Hitchcocks you won't want to miss

Born in Leytonstone, east London, but destined to be the toast of Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock learned the business of film-making in London, not La. The business at that time was silent cinema, and the young Hitchcock had a full apprenticeship.

He spent years at Gainsborough Pictures in Islington, north London (or Famous Players-Lasky as it was when he arrived) crafting caption cards, editing scripts and designing sets before he was given the chance to direct his own films. His early features are far more accomplished, and more personal, than many a director's debut. And if you're familiar with his famous sound movies, you'll find much in them that prefigures his most celebrated suspense-filled sequences.

The British »

- Tony Paley, Pamela Hutchinson

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection – 15 Films Together On Blu-ray To Be Released September 25

22 June 2012 1:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Fifteen of the most acclaimed films by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock come together on Blu-ray. for the first time ever when Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is released on September 25, 2012 for a limited time only. Digitally restored from high-quality film elements and presented in perfect high-definition picture and sound, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection brings the Master of Suspense’s best work to home audiences as it’s never been seen before. This ultimate collector’s set features 13 films previously unavailable on Blu-ray., a collectible 50-page book featuring storyboards, costume sketches, correspondence, photographs, and much more. Plus a treasure trove of over 15 hours of documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, screen tests, trailers and a new documentary “The Birds, Hitchcock’s Monster Movie,” enough to satisfy even the most ardent Hitchcock fan.

Spanning three-and-a-half decades of the director’s prolific career, Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection includes the classic thrillers Psycho, »

- Michelle McCue

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