The Resource Alfred Hitchcock [videorecording] : the essentials collection, Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc

Alfred Hitchcock [videorecording] : the essentials collection, Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc

Label
Alfred Hitchcock [videorecording] : the essentials collection
Title
Alfred Hitchcock [videorecording]
Title remainder
the essentials collection
Statement of responsibility
Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc
Title variation
Essentials collection
Title variation remainder
Rear window ; Vertigo ; North by northwest ; Psycho ; The birds
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • In Rear window, A photographer confined to his room with a broken leg suspects a murder has been committed in a nearby apartment
  • Vertigo is an elaborately constructed murder story and a fascinating study in sexual obsession. A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot in which a girl he loves apparently falls to her death. He then meets her double and tries to re-create the image of the woman he has loved but lost in death
  • In North by northwest, an ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents
  • Psycho is a horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother
  • In The Birds, a small California town is attacked by thousands of birds
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
PAP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Rear window / Universal ; a Paramount release ; Patron, Inc. ; screenplay by John Michael Hayes ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; music score by Franz Waxman
  • Vertigo / Universal ; a Paramount release ; screenplay by Alec Coppel & Samuel Taylor ; associate producer, Herbert Coleman ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; music by Bernard Herrmann
  • North by northwest / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; written by Ernest Lehman ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; music by Bernard Herrmann
  • Psycho / Universal ; a Paramount release ; screenplay by Joseph Stefano ; Shamley Productions, Inc. ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; music, Bernard Herrmann
  • The birds / Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc. ; screenplay by Evan Hunter ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Intended audience
Rear window & Vertigo: MPAA rating: PG. The Birds: MPAA rating: PG-13. Psycho: MPAA rating: R. North by northwest: Not rated
Language note
  • Rear window & Psycho in English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English SDH or Spanish subtitles
  • North by northwest in English or dubbed French dialogue, with optional English SHD or French subtitles
  • The Birds: In English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles
  • Vertigo In English with optional English SDH, French, or Spanish subtitles
PerformerNote
  • Rear window: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr. V.1
  • Vertigo: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones. V.2
  • North by northwest: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Jesse Royce Landis. V.3
  • Psycho: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh. V.4
  • The birds: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright. V.5
Runtime
0
Technique
live action
Label
Alfred Hitchcock [videorecording] : the essentials collection, Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Widescreen presentations
  • Rear window: based on the short story by Cornell Woolrich. Vertigo, based upon the novel "D'entre les morts" by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Psycho: based on the novel by Robert Bloch. The birds: based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Rear window bonus features: "Rear window ethics : an original documentary" featurette; "A conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes" featurette; Production photographs; Production notes; Re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart; Theatrical trailer
  • Vertigo bonus features: "Obsessed with Vertigo : new life for Hitchcock's masterpiece" featurette; Feature commentary with associate producer Herbert Coleman, restoration team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz and other Vertigo participants; Production notes; Theatrical trailers; Foreign censorship ending; The Vertigo archives
  • North By Northwest bonus features: Commentary by screenwriter Ernest Lehman; Music-only audio track
  • Psycho bonus features: Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Re-release trailer; Newsreel footage: the release of Psycho; The shower scene with and without music; The Psycho archives; Production photographs; Behind-the-scenes photographs
  • The Birds bonus features: Deleted scene; The original ending; Storyboard sequence; Tippi Hedren's screen test; "The birds" is coming (Universal international newsreel); Suspense story : National Press Club hears Hitchcock (Universal international newsreel); Production photographs; Production notes, Theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Rear window (115 min.) (1954) -- Vertigo (ca. 130 min.) (1958) -- North by northwest (136 min.) (1959) -- Psycho (109 min.) (1960) -- The birds (120 min.) (1963)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Limited ed.
Extent
5 videodisc
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192084546
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 6116498
  • 467165
  • 467166
  • 467171
  • 467170
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)769023594
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen presentations; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; dual layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Alfred Hitchcock [videorecording] : the essentials collection, Universal Pictures ; Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions, Inc
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Widescreen presentations
  • Rear window: based on the short story by Cornell Woolrich. Vertigo, based upon the novel "D'entre les morts" by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Psycho: based on the novel by Robert Bloch. The birds: based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Rear window bonus features: "Rear window ethics : an original documentary" featurette; "A conversation with screenwriter John Michael Hayes" featurette; Production photographs; Production notes; Re-release trailer narrated by James Stewart; Theatrical trailer
  • Vertigo bonus features: "Obsessed with Vertigo : new life for Hitchcock's masterpiece" featurette; Feature commentary with associate producer Herbert Coleman, restoration team Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz and other Vertigo participants; Production notes; Theatrical trailers; Foreign censorship ending; The Vertigo archives
  • North By Northwest bonus features: Commentary by screenwriter Ernest Lehman; Music-only audio track
  • Psycho bonus features: Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Re-release trailer; Newsreel footage: the release of Psycho; The shower scene with and without music; The Psycho archives; Production photographs; Behind-the-scenes photographs
  • The Birds bonus features: Deleted scene; The original ending; Storyboard sequence; Tippi Hedren's screen test; "The birds" is coming (Universal international newsreel); Suspense story : National Press Club hears Hitchcock (Universal international newsreel); Production photographs; Production notes, Theatrical trailer
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Rear window (115 min.) (1954) -- Vertigo (ca. 130 min.) (1958) -- North by northwest (136 min.) (1959) -- Psycho (109 min.) (1960) -- The birds (120 min.) (1963)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Limited ed.
Extent
5 videodisc
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192084546
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 6116498
  • 467165
  • 467166
  • 467171
  • 467170
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)769023594
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; anamorphic widescreen presentations; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; dual layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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