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Alfred Hitchcock: The Early Years
Alfred Hitchcock The Early Years
Actors: Ned Beatty, Lee Ving, Tony Frank, John Shearin, Arthur Taxier
Directors: Fred Walton, Joel Oliansky, Randa Haines, Steve De Jarnatt
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2003     1hr 40min

8 DVD SET INCLUDES: The Skin Game Number 17 The Ring Jamaica Inn Murder! Sabotage The Lodger Blackmail Easy Virtue Rich & Strange The Sorcerer?s Apprentice The Farmer?s Wife B&W/809 min.


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Actors: Ned Beatty, Lee Ving, Tony Frank, John Shearin, Arthur Taxier
Directors: Fred Walton, Joel Oliansky, Randa Haines, Steve De Jarnatt
Creators: Fred Walton, Christopher Crowe, Ethel Lina White, Harold Swanton
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Delta
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 02/18/2003
Original Release Date: 05/05/1985
Theatrical Release Date: 05/05/1985
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 8
SwapaDVD Credits: 8
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Early Hitchcock
Angela Wilson | 04/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The director's art is revealed in these early classics. 1920s-1930s, from the silent era to early sound. primitive yet brilliant artistic mastery from one of the great masters of mystery."
Amazon's description is inaccurate
Jack A. Dill | Concord, California | 01/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The plot synopsis for this product says that this set includes 4 episodes from the 1980's televison series, including Man from the South. This was the reason I purchased this set.
I was disappointed to find there are no episodes from that series in this set. This set is exclusively early movies Hitchcock directed, including from the silent era.
While they are good movies, and certainly interesting from the perspective of studying the great director as a young filmmaker, I was unhappy Amazon did nothing to rectify their mistake, and still hasn't changed their product description."
I've owned this for quite some time.
Bee Pollen | TX USA | 09/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What a value. What a bargain! As with some other posters, I haven't watched ALL of the movies. I bought this set mainly for several of the movies, which I've watched. Some of the very earliest have not so good audio and video, but most of the ones I've seen do. Unlike some other posters who have stated that this set has 10 or 12 movies, please note: My boxed set has 17 movies/TV shows, so I'm wondering if the posters miscounted, or if they re-issued the set with fewer movies? 15 movies, and 2 TV: The Lady Vanishes/ Man Who Knew Too Much/ Secret Agent/ Skin Game/ Number 17/ The Ring/ Jamaica Inn/ Murder!/ Rich & Strange/ Sorcerer's Apprentice/ Young&Innocent/ Cheney Vase (TV)/ Sabotage/ Lodger/ Blackmail/ Easy Virtue/ Manxman. Wadda deal! If you just want to see some of Hitchcock's earliest films, this is a great set to get. If you're a Hitchcock afficionado or collector, you'll want to pay up for a higher quality set. For the average viewer like me, though, this is GREAT deal. And my favorite, The Lady Vanishes, is of adequate quality for my purposes. As good as any quality I'd see on TCM. Happy viewing!"
Great intro to Hitchcock
Angela Wilson | Midwest | 11/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I LUV Hitchcock, so when I saw this collection with some flicks I hadn't seen, I had to snag it. It's fabulous! It includes some of the great director's first works - including a silent film on Jack the Ripper. This is a must have for Hitchcock fans - and a great Christmas buy for the classic film buffs on Santa's list."