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Hitchcock Set Delayed to Oct. 30

20 Sep, 2012 By: John Latchem

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has delayed its Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray boxed set to Oct. 30. The set was originally slated for Sept. 25.

According to a statement from Universal, the delay came about because “certain imperfections with the product have come to light and, as a result, we are delaying the release date to correct these points. Our goal is to always deliver the best possible product to our consumers."

The collection includes 15 Hitchcock films: Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, The Trouble With Harry, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy and Family Plot. Extras include a 50-page book, commentaries, interviews, trailers, deleted scenes, featurettes and the new documentary The Birds: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie.

Of the films in the set, only Psycho and North by Northwest have previously been released on Blu-ray. In addition, Vertigo recently topped British magazine Sight & Sound’s prestigious decennial critics poll of the greatest films of all time, supplanting Citizen Kane, which had held the position since 1962.

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