Malvolio | New York City | 02/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Who is going to buy unknown titles? The marketing "experts" know nothing about who buys films and what film buyers care about."
"Finest" is a subjective term.
A. Grace | Michigan | 02/12/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Along with the rest of these reviewers, I won't be purchasing unknown titles. However, I probably wouldn't, anyway. Obviously, they're not going to sell a collection of titles like Vertigo, Rear Window, North by Northwest, or Strangers on a Train for $9.98. Only a completist fan is likely to want all nine of these films, whatever they are; and a completist fan likely already owns them, maybe even in better quality."
I have the titles....
William J. Irvin | Fremont, CA | 02/08/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"WARNING! The two-star review is generic because I had to give it something. I have NOT seen this DVD, BUT....
I reviewed a DVD recently that was much like this. It was a compilation of three Jimmy Stewart movies that did not include the titles. I did some research and found the titles and posted my findings, in the interests of providing a bit of assistance.
Here we go again. I LOVE Alfred Hitchcock and, yet again, we have a DVD which Amazon chooses to sell, yet does NOT identify any of the titles. But... my goodness! TWELVE reviews complaining that there are no titles? I can see one or two such reviews, maybe three, but twelve? After a couple, I would think composing yet another review to say the same thing is a bit of overkill, but then, what do I know? I give the two star review only because I had to give it SOMETHING.
I may be out of line here, but I believe one of the ideas behind these reviews is to try and inform the reader what you thought about the DVD. Without knowing what movies are even on the DVD, I don't see how you can intelligently review it. So, we now have this DVD which has a staunch rating of ONE STAR on the Amazon website. I doubt it is the fault of the manufacturer that Amazon didn't see fit to reveal the titles, but not sure. I understand the concept of the 1 star rating, but I think that giving a DVD 1 star without knowing anything about it does a disservice not only to the manufacturer but also to the readers.
Well, I DO know one thing... the movies that ARE on this DVD. Why Amazon would choose to sell a product without this information is beyond me but, once again, here goes. All are oldies that can be found on other compilations:
THE 39 STEPS
THE LADY VANISHES
RICH AND STRANGE
The 1934 version of THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
If you do a little research online, you will find these titles in less than the time it takes to post a review saying there are no titles listed. It's true it doesn't make sense for Amazon to try and sell a DVD without listing the titles, but if you're going to review a DVD after several people have already said the exact same thing, what's the point unless you have something new to add? Sorry, I'm really not trying to be flippant, but I just don't see the point. Reviews, IMO, should try to be as helpful as possible.
I wouldn't buy this DVD, personally, but that's only because I have all these movies on another compilation disc that was a better deal than this one. This is not to dissuade you from purchasing it, just an observation on my part.
Thanks for listening and hope this helps. Peace."