Alfred Hitchcock: The Legend Begins - 20 Movie Classics
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The Lady Vanishes, The Farmers Wife, The Manxman, Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Chaney Vase, Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Rich and Strange, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Secret Agent, Champagne, Blackmail, Easy Virtue, Jamaica Inn, The Lodger, The Ring, Young and Innocent, Juno and the Paycock, Sabotage, The Skin Game, Number Seventeen, The Man Who Knew Too Much.
BONUS: 55 minutes of Alfred Hitchcock Movie Trailers!
Top Customer Reviews
As of this writing, the majority of these films are still in the public domain and thus, not available from companies willing to spend the time and money on a proper restoration. It's worth noting, though, that some of the best films here ARE available in near-pristine condition in the 3-disc The Alfred Hitchcock Box Set (The Ring / The Manxman / Murder! / The Skin Game / Rich and Strange). Two are available in Criterion Collections: The Lady Vanishes - Criterion Collection and The 39 Steps (Criterion Collection Spine #56), while Alfred Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn can be found in a cleaned-up version from Image. For those who don't want to shell out the considerable bucks for all those, or if you're a completist (like me) who feels the need to possess EVERY film the man made, this is a good set to own.
Audio/Video quality varies among the films, but I'd consider them all watchable. Since early sound classics like SECRET AGENT and RICH AND STRANGE aren't available in better condition elsewhere, I found the transfers here to be reasonably good.Read more ›
MILL CREEK box sets offer good-to-average-quality audio and video transfers of public domain material at a most reasonable price. Since their switch over from RAINTREE, the company ID appears for brief intervals in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK - THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION is an exquisite box set of many of Hitch's finest UNIVERSAL/MCA titles.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(7.0) Blackmail (UK-1929) - Anny Ondra/Charles Paton/Cyril Ritchard
(6.2) Champagne (silent-UK-1928) - Betty Balfour/Gordon Harker/Jean Bradin
(5.8) Easy Virtue (silent-UK-1928) - Isabel Jeans/Franklin Dyall/Ian Hunter
(6.3) The Farmer's Wife (silent-UK-1928) - Jameson Thomas/Lillian Hall-Davis/Gordon Harker
(6.2) Jamaica Inn (UK-1939) - Charles Laughton/Maureen O'Hara/Robert Newton
(4.7) Juno and the Paycock (UK-1930) - Barry Fitzgerald/Maire O'Neill/Edward Chapman
(8.1) The Lady Vanishes (UK-1938) - Margaret Lockwood/Michael Redgrave/Paul Lukas/Dame May Whitty
(7.4) The Lodger (silent-UK-1927) - Marie Ault/Arthur Chesney/Malcolm Keen/Ivor Novello
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If I waited for Criterion to do up an equivalent package, and that doesn't seem to be happening, I'd probably end up paying over $200 for the whole shebang. This $5 deal leaves me with $195 to go out and get another DVD player, or even a new lawnmower. Not bad.
Batches of defective discs turn up all the time. It just happens. If a customer, immediately after purchase, swaps a bad disc or set in for a replacement it's likely they'll get another from the same batch. At some point the retailer realizes something is amiss and sends everything back to the distributor. Nobody's selling you defective DVDs because they think it's a swell idea.
Mill Creek Entertainment's address is: Mill Creek Entertainment
2445 Nevada Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55427. I just got this information off the Internet in all of fifteen seconds. They're in Minneapolis so they're probably really nice people and if you get any defective discs from them I'll bet you could give them a call (Toll-Free: (866) 410 9000) and they'd straighten everything out ASAP. I'd recommend this course of action before writing a stinky "review" that isn't even a review, more a customer service issue, and giving a really excellent bargain one or two stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't realize some movies were silent. But overall I enjoyed most of the movies.Published 6 months ago by S.A.S.
These movies are fun to watch. Sadly at least one on each disk will not play, but for the price point still a good purchase.Published 8 months ago by Puzzler
DVD filled with classic HItchcock. Wonderful suspense is a joy to watch.Published 9 months ago by UnoU1it
nice classics and some not so well known movies Quality varies but for the better known the quality is acceptable for casual viewingPublished 12 months ago by 2gnthry
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there were a bunch of these "Jungle" movies made about the time you describe...and some are more obscure than others, but I just purchased one from Oldies.com called Jungle Drums of Africa (1953), starring Clayton Moore, of Lone Ranger fame, as the khaki clad hero...and Phyllis Coates... Read More
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