im thinking about buying the Hitchcock universal set from iTunes. Hoping that they would upgrade the films.I want these movies but will hold off to see what others think before pulling the trigger.
One special feature I would like to see is the 3D sequence that was done for The Birds at the Universal Studios theme park attraction Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies. They said that it was filmed but never used for the movie but, I found out later that it was done just for the attraction.I wonder if there will be any new special features.
all buys for meBill hunt posted that these may be coming later this year to the US market as well.
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.
The cynic in me says that these 4K releases will be sourced from the existing data, with nothing more than a HDR pass. I hope that I'm wrong.I’m curious if a 4K iTunes release of Vertigo is made from the same source as the last blu ray release? I recall at the time Robert Harris commented that the source material could have benefited from some extra work. Especially the dark scenes in the bell tower during the final sequence. if This and any of the Hitchcock’s are coming to 4K, I hope that the source materials were tweaked and had work done to make the upgrade a real upgrade.
Vertigo has a 4K DCP, so that will probably be the same, but I don't know that any of the others do.I suspect you’re correct. There is a 4K DCP of Vertigo in circulation for repertory theaters that is sourced from the same master as the existing Blu-ray. The recent Jaws 4K disc was also from the same master used for the BD, as was Spartacus.