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Hitchcock's FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT: Anybody have any news?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Kevin Leonard, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. Kevin Leonard

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    Foreign Correspondent is without a doubt my favorite Alfred Hitchcock film. When Universal and Criterion started issuing fantastic DVD's of Hitch's library last year, I hoped that Correspondent would be among them. So much for that.
    Does anyone have any news on a forthcoming DVD release of this film? Extras would be nice, but just a clean transfer would be enough for me. I have a decent-looking version I recorded off AMC (before they started their unfortunate descent), but it's quickly wearing out.
    To be honest, I have no idea who even owns the rights to this. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Derek M Germano

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    As far as I know, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT is in the Warner Home Video library as part of the same package that contains I MARRIED A WITCH and the Jack Benny version of TO BE OR NOT TO BE. All three of these classics really need to be released on DVD.
     
  3. Brendon

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    Kevin,
    Foreign Correspondant was amongst the various unreleased Hitchock films mentioned in this thread: Hitchcock fans-help!
    To go off topic for a second: you are not the only Elvis Costello fan on the forum. Bacharach & Costello's Painted From Memory is rarely out of my CD player!
    Cheers,
    Brendon
     
  4. Mike Girardi

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    If you're desperate, will accept no features, and can deal with a Chinese menu, these guys sell a legitimate (not a bootleg) R0/NTCS import from Hong Kong for $20:
    http://www.hitch2001.com/dvd.htm
    Naturally there are Chinese subs as well, but they can be turned off. For the price, it's worth it (especially considering there's no other release of this title on DVD).
     
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    I'll bet Warner is planning on an eventual 1-2-3 punch, releasing THE WRONG MAN, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT and DIAL "M" FOR MURDER simultaneously.
     
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  7. Derek M Germano

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    In that case, lets not forget about STAGE FRIGHT.
     
  8. Rain

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    Definitely need this one on DVD!

    And let me also add: Lifeboat and Suspicion.
     
  9. Patrick McCart

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    Lifeboat is FOX.

    I hope WB has all of the Hitchcock films restored that they own before DVD release...

    Also, I'd like to add that I'd like those and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
     
  10. Jay E

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    Does every movie Warner owns need restoration?

    If so, why are they restoring films such as The Old Man & the Sea & The Prince & the Showgirl before such classics as Bringing up Baby, White Heat, The Thing, Public Enemy, Treasure of Sierra Madre, Gunga Din, The Hitchcock films & hundreds of other more deserving titles?
     
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    I meant restored as in a digital restoration or if the film is already restored.

    Foreign Correspondent was part of the WB->AAP->UA->MGM->Turner->WB package, so it might need or needed restoration.
     

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