Alfred Hitchcock Presents 2 Seasons 1957

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Season 2
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25. I Killed the Count - Part 1 TV-NR CC

Count Mattoni is brutally murdered and Scotland Yard Inspector Davidson must wade through a myriad of suspects.

Starring:
Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
March 19, 1957

I Killed the Count - Part 1

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Robert Stevens
Starring Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams
Supporting actors Alan Napier, Charles Cooper, Melville Cooper, Charles Davis, Patricia Hitchcock, Anthony Dawson, Kendrick Huxham, George Pelling, Arthur Gould-Porter, Jered Barclay
Season year 1957
Network Chiller
Producers Joan Harrison
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Look, this is one of the best TV series ever.
Erik Smith
There are other great episodes in this season and it is all fun to watch.
Lynn Ellingwood
The picture quality is great, the sound is great.
M. Badzinski

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92 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Erik Smith on September 6, 2007
Format: DVD
With this second-season box set of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment releases the second installment of one of the greatest television series of all time - with absolutely wonderful picture quality and totally botched-up editing that seems almost to destroy the experience. At least, that's what I thought at first.

One of the troubling things about Universal's first two box sets (another is on its way, covering the third season) is that Alfred Hitchcock's introductions and postscripts aren't the ones we've come to know and love after more than 40 years of syndicated re-runs. Because it's not just the wicked and subversive stories that make this series one of the high-water marks of television. It's also Alfred Hitchcock's presence as host, with his droll delivery, his apparent delight in murder, and his obvious distaste for being interrupted by commercials.

For those of us who love this show, Universal's first box set was a mixed bag. We'd been waiting for it since like, forever. The technical process of the remastering had been accomplished beautifully. But the product was presented on a type of disk (double-sided, double-density) that played poorly in most DVD machines. And even worse, Alfred Hitchcock's introductions and postscripts were edited so badly that many of them seemed incoherent. (A few of the shows were exactly as they aired originally - they even contained a title card indicating that the show was "Brought to you by Bromo-Seltzer," which was deleted when the show went into syndication - but most of the shows appeared to be edited, and not very skillfully, either.) Wherever Hitchcock made a snide comment about his sponsor, the footage was snipped, and even if you hadn't been a fan, you would have noticed something was missing.
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful By M. Badzinski on October 17, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Well, the long awaited DVD set of AHP is here at last. There are 39 episodes in this second season set. The 39 are as follows:
Disc 1
1: WET SATURDAY
2: FOG CLOSING IN
3: DE MORTUIS (ABOUT THE DEAD)
4: KILL WITH KINDNESS
5: NONE SO BLIND
6: TOBY
7: ALIBI ME
8: CONVERSATION OVER A CORPSE
DISC 2
9: CRACK OF DOOM
10: JONATHAN
11: THE BETTER BARGAN
12: THE ROSE GARDEN
13: MR. BLANCHARD'S SECRET
14: JOHN BROWN'S BODY
15: CRACKPOT
16: NIGHTMARE IN 4-D
DISC 3
17: MY BROTHER RICHARD
18: THE MANACLED
19: A BOTTLE OF WINE
20: MALICE DOMESTIC
21: NUMBER TWENTY-TWO
22: THE END OF INDIAN SUMMER
23: ONE FOR THE ROAD
24: THE CREAM OF JEST
DISC 4
25: I KILLED THE COUNT (1)
26: I KILLED THE COUNT (2)
27: I KILLED THE COUNT (3)
28: ONE MORE MILE TO GO
29: VICIOUS CIRCLE
30: THE THREE DREAMS OF MR. FINDLATER
31: THE NIGHT THE WORLD ENDED
32: THE HANDS OF MR. OTTERMOLE
DISC 5
33: A MAN GREATLY BELOVED
34: MARTHA MASON, MOVIE STAR
35: THE WEST WARLOCK TIME CAPSULE
36: FATHER AND SON
37: THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MR. WEEMS
38: A LITTLE SLEEP
39: THE DANGERIOUS PEOPLE

I know everyone will enjoy these episodes as much as I did. I've spent the last 24 hours watching all 39 episodes & let me tell you there Great!! The picture quality is great, the sound is great. No problems here!! There are many well known stars in this set that were just starting out when AHP aired on tv. A lot of the episodes seen in this set, were never seen on Nick at Night. I used to watch them when they were on & I would have remembered them. I know everyone will be very pleased with this set.
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I was very pleased to be able to add "Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Two" to my TV-DVD collection on October 17, 2006, when Universal Studios Home Entertainment officially put this 5-Disc set into circulation. And the video quality looks very nice here too, in my opinion. These black-and-white prints for this second "AHP" season (from 1956-1957) have survived in admirable shape.

This set includes all 39 second-year "AHP" episodes on five single-sided, dual-layered discs (which is a nice change from the first-season set, which has thirty-nine shows placed onto three double-sided DVDs). These 2nd-season shows appear to be uncut for the most part too.

A few seconds of Hitchcock's dialogue may possibly have been trimmed here and there (leading into what were the commercials breaks when the shows originally aired), but nothing of a substantive nature has been cut out from what I can detect. And the running times would tend to back up that conclusion as well. In sampling a few episodes from Disc #1, I found running times of 26:11, 26:21, 25:28, and 25:33 for the first four programs.

I, personally, have experienced very little difficulty at all while playing any two-sided discs from Universal, but I still like the fact that USHE now seems to be utilizing the one-sided DVD format for most of its television catalog. The single-sided discs look nicer too....they aren't as plain-looking, in that the single-siders include a label on each DVD, complete with photos, show title, and of course an easy-to-read disc number.

The same photo of Mr. Hitchcock (holding a hangman's noose, which seems fairly appropriate) is displayed on each of the five disc labels in this AHP-2 collection. It might have been nicer to have a different picture adorning each of the discs....
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