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  1. Mikey1969

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    Many critics at the time said that Frenzy looked more like the work of a Hitchcock imitator than of the master himself. I don't recall seeing many say that of Family Plot.
  2. Mikey1969

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    Surely you mean Wolfgang Kieling, who played Hermann Gromek, and whose protracted death scene was seemingly one of the few scenes that seemed to spark any interest for Mr. Hitchcock.
  3. Mikey1969

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    Hitchcock did much better when he was hemmed in by the restrictions of the ratings codes, as it forced him to come up with creative and innovative ways to suggest what could not be said or shown. Rope, Rebecca, Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest would be lesser films if their gay...
  4. Mikey1969

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    Both Frenzy and Family Plot are at least a step-up from the dreary Torn Curtain and Topaz. I do prefer Family Plot for the relaxed tone, the witty and well-structured screenplay by Ernest Lehman, the fun performances by Barbara Harris, Bruce Dern, and William Devane, and the casual swipes...
  5. Mikey1969

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    I'm still very satisfied with my twelve-year-old Sony 1080p LCD panel. I simply don't have the interest I used to have and I grew tired of having to upgrade every ten years. I even ditched my surround sound and don't miss the noise. I grew up with panned-and-scanned 240i VHS on a CRT being the...
  6. Mikey1969

    UHD Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection - Volume Two -- in 4k UHD

    Curious that Universal dumped these to blu-ray, apparently with little thought or care a decade ago, and is only now investing the money to bring them them to market in a "restored" form. I hope they sell enough to justify a volume 3, if only for an much-needed upgrade on The Man Who Knew To...
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