Looks Like Now's A Good Time To Jump-Start Your Hitchcock DVD Collections!

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  1. David Von Pein

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    Several DVDs of Alfred Hitchcock films (i.e. Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, and The Birds) are getting a re-pricing by Universal (as of September 2nd). Dang near half the price of the previously-released upper-stratosphere pricing of the original Hitch DVD releases.

    So, if you want to pick up some great flicks by The Master himself, looks like now would be a good time to pre-order.

    Any other avid Hitchcock collectors amongst us?
    Now, if we could just garner Dial M, Suspicion, and The Wrong Man on DVD, then the horror shelves just might be close to being complete. [​IMG]



    "You should never keep a souvenir of a killing. ... You shouldn't have been that...sentimental."

    "Poor thing. ... It must have gotten lost in the dark" ..... "But it's not dark, Annie. There's a full moon."

    "I've never known birds of different species to flock together. Why, if that happened, we wouldn't stand a chance! How could we hope to fight them?!"

    "You did it Thorwald...You did it!!"

    "I'm not about to kiss off $40,000!! I'll track her down, never you doubt it! And if any of it's missing, I'll replace it with her fine soft flesh!!"

    http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=MCA020251

    http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=MCA020395

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    Yep, now if only they would reduce some of the other Universal titles ...

    Btw, some believe that Dial M for Murder may be a phone call away in 2004.
     
  3. David Von Pein

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    Universal is thankfully lowering prices all over.

    The Blues Brothers, which I've seen go for $32, is now $11 at a certain river-named site.

    I've wanted several of the Hitchcock films for a while, but couldn't justify $29 for the discs. (Even the non-anamorphic issue for Vertigo and Psycho didn't bother me)
     
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    But "Trouble With Harry" will forever be priced at $30?
     
  7. David Von Pein

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    Can you tell us what the new prices for those Hitchcocks are supposed to be? Thanks. amazon.ca notes the repricing date, but the new prices are only a little bit less than before. I have had these 4 in my amazon "wishlist" for a very long time.
     
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    Another non-SE title just begging for an MSRP reduction is Barefoot In The Park.

    I want it. But not at the current lofty sum. [​IMG]

    Ever wonder how the studios figure these things? It doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason behind it. Some naked-skeleton ([​IMG]) titles are offered up at $29.99 (MSRP), like "Barefoot"; but other gloriously-packaged 2-Disc SEs are put out at much less. ???

    Are they flipping a coin? Or is it an eeny-meany-miney-moe kind of pricing structure? [​IMG]
     
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    amazon.CA is often much cheaper for some titles than anybody else, that's why. amazon.com is a waste of time IMO. Hey, if DDDVD has 'em that cheap, I may be in, thanks for the info, like that place. amazon.ca doesn't list the new prices yet then, though they are a touch lower than last week. I expect they will be cheaper than DDDVD, they almost always are except for Criterions. Then there's DVDSoon... Anyway, I'll have these soon from somebody. CH in Canada has a half-price sale on now anyway and I was thinking of finally getting these 4, that's why I wondered about the general price reduction.
     
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    Amazon.ca is a fairly good place for Canadians to shop on-line because of their free shipping offers, extensive catalogue, good initial prices and their excellent coupons. Unfortunately, shipping from the USA is often not a good deal in Canada due to potential customs problems and high shipping costs.
     
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    I want to pick up most of these movies, but I am wondering if these are good versions? I am I looking at a better re-release in the near future? Thanks

    Troy
     
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    That deepdiscountdvd link has a rather awkward synopsis for Pyscho...
    I'm wondering if I should hold out for anamorphic. Anyone think that's coming for Hitch?
     
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    Great Information! Thanks for the heads up David.

    I wouldn't hold out for anamorphic releases. Not that they couldn't happen, but if it does, it'll be at least a couple of years down the road. If it happens sooner than that you can always e-bay the non-anamorphic ones and upgrade.
     
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    I wish they'd lower the price on the box sets, that's what I want!
     
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    I bought all of the Hitch Universal releases a long time ago at full price and was happy to do so.

    The reason those four are getting discount pricing is probably because they'll be able to sell more of those titles to a general market than Hitch's other Universal catalog titles. The Birds, Psycho, Vertigo and Rear Window all made at least one of the AFI lists if I remember correctly. I doubt that Rope, Torn Curtain, Topaz or Family Plot would be as high sellers as these four. I'm kind of confused why the James Stewart "Man Who Knew Too Much" remake wasn't in the price drops, though.
     
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    Does anyone doubt that I want Dial M? [​IMG]
     
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