Reviews and Problems with Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection
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Movie overall 10
love the great classic hitchcock films another great blu ray box set
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Excerpt: iam a big fan of the great classic films by the great master of cinema alfred hitchcock and the films look stunning and very vivid and clear and love how beautiful some of the restorations by universal look on blu ray HD another great blu ray box set collection
Excerpt: Universal completely half-assed this set. Image quality suffers as a result. The Trouble with Harry and Saboteur are the only two films which have reached their full potential in this set. Shadow of a Doubt has had some Grain management done and has some bad cuts and scratches at transitions (probably an older HD master), but is acceptable.
Excerpt: Just got my copy for $163.99 at Costco today!! If you haven't got yours yet, run to Costco today!! They only carry a few copies. Just watched a few sections of each titles. I don't understand what's all the fuss about. Each title looks darn good as well as the sound. All the extras are, as you all know, carried over from DVD. So, not much to comment on. My weekend with Hitch, yay!!
Summary: Each film in the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection features excellent Blu-ray transfers. Some are slightly better than others but a vast improvement on the DVDs. It's also worth buying to get a copy of Marnie, Torn Curtain, Topaz and especially 'The Birds' finally in widescreen format. The previous DVD releases for these movies where 1.33:1 and so lost a lot of the picture. This is very highly recommended.
Summary: I'm a big fan of Hitchcock so I'm bound to be biased. This is simply excellent. The best presentation of these films that there's surely ever been. The high-def presentations are glorious and really bring the films back to life. It's only a shame the extras are just repeats of those used for the remastered DVD releases from a few years back, but they're still interesting to watch if you haven't seen them already.
Summary: Overall, a pretty solid set although Universal may have overstretched themselves with this one. The video quality of the transfers varies from great to poor (the poorer ones being the last 4 films in the set, making it seem as if Universal gave up trying towards the end). Some of the films definitely need a better, individual release but this is probably gonna be the definitive Hitchcock set for some time to come.
Summary: The Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection is an excellent collection! Of course it does not contain all of Hitchcock's great films but the selection is great and I just had to buy few more of my favourite titles separately. This is highly recommended.
Summary: Although this Alfred Hitchcock box set says it is the 'Masterpiece Collection' the fact that what many consider to be one of his his masterpieces 'North By North West' is excluded along with 'Strangers On A Train' (also considered to be another masterpiece by many). These are in a separate 3 disc box set. I think many would have preferred these to have been included in a slightly larger set as all of Hitchcock's films can be considered masterpieces.
Summary: Superb transfers on almost all of the films (which considering the age of most of them is pretty amazing). Really nicely presented boxset (although I was very suprised at how compact it is with the number of discs!) and the amount of extras is very impressive indeed. A "must have" for any cinema/film lover's collection.