Directors:Alfred Hitchcock Format: PAL Language: English Subtitles: Dutch, Swedish Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English Number of discs: 4 Classification: 15 Studio: Universal Pictures UK DVD Release Date: 5 Sept. 2011 Run Time: 452 minutes
Includes Rear Window, Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo.
Rear Window: When professional photographer J.B. “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbours play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events that lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in all of film history.
Psycho: Anthony Perkins stars in Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark masterpiece as the troubled Norman Bates whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. Janet Leigh plays Marion Crane, the ill-fated traveller whose journey ends in the notorious “shower scene.” Horror and suspense mount to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally revealed after both Marion’s sister and a private detective search for her.
Subtitles: English SDH, Dutch, Swedish
The Birds: As beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels (‘Tippi’ Hedren) rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on school-children and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can’t be explained and can’t be stopped in one of Hollywood’s most horrific films of nature gone berserk.
Subtitles: English SDH, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Vertigo: Set in San Francisco, James Stewart portrays an acrophobic detective hired to trail a friend’s suicidal wife (Kim Novak). After he successfully rescues her from a leap into the bay, he finds himself becoming obsessed with the beautifully troubled woman. One of cinema’s most chilling romantic endeavours – this film is a must for collectors.