Hitchcock in 4K UHD

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With news of a forthcoming French set of Hitchcock's films in UHD, I set myself the task of assessing Hitch's greatest movies (in my assessment, that is!) in the hope that we may one day see these as they truly deserve.
My shortlist of his greatest, in no particular order, is:

The 39 Steps
The Lady Vanishes
Notorious
Rear Window
Spellbound
Shadow of a Doubt
North by Northwest
Rebecca
To Catch a Thief
Dial M for Murder

There are of course many others that deserve this treatment. And I've probably inadvertently left out some that should have been shortlisted. Feel free to add suggestions if you think I've missed any out. 'Vertigo' certainly has a legion of fans, as seen by it being recently voted in a UK poll as the greatest movie ever made(!) and I can understand that 'Vertigo', 'Birds' and 'The Man who Knew too Much' (first version of course, sorry Doris) would have their own particular coterie of fans. Anyway, march on bravely into UHD land .. .maybe this would give Paramount an excuse to remedy its Notorious treatment of TCAT.
 

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I take your point, Robert. I thought that when I posted. But it's possible that one day, UHD will be the standard for disc release. We can dream ...
Anyway, just to get TCAT in UHD to correct previous errors would be great enough by itself.
I wonder if my favourite musicals such as MFL, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Carousel and The Young Girls of Rochefort would be candidates. None of those are by HItchcock of course.......
 

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The Trouble With Harry would look terrific in UHD as VistaVision & the BD looks quite nice so the UHD would hopefully look a little better!

Marnie needs to come to UHD as well although I understand the source material will be a problem but it still deserves a 4K UHD IMO!
 
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Sacre bleu! Somehow Hitchcock's films sound terrifically sexy in French: "Les Oiseaux"! "Fenêtre Sur Cour"! "Sueurs Froides"! "Psychose!" Even though this hasn't got a confirmed release date (a few announced European 4K releases don't materialise), this is great news. Maybe we'll even get the uncensored "Psychose" that was released on German blu-ray last year? Avec un peu de chance?
 
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From the digital bits:


All right, one last item today. Our sources are telling us that Universal will be bowing its first Alfred Hitchcock titles on the 4K Ultra HD format later this year (likely in August or September). Among the titles to expect in the first wave are Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, and Rear Window.
 
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Blu-ray.com and bill hunt both posted on the 4 film 4K set...

September?


 
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