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With this twisting love story, Alfred Hitchcock summoned darker shades of suspense and passion by casting two of Hollywood’s most beloved stars starkly against type. Ingrid Bergman stars as Alicia, an alluring woman of ill repute recruited by Devlin (Cary Grant), a suave but mysterious intelligence agent, to spy for the U.S. Only after she has fallen for Devlin does she learn that her mission is to seduce a Nazi industrialist (Claude Rains) hiding out in South America. Coupling inventive cinematography with brilliantly subtle turns from his mesmerizing leads, Hitchcock orchestrates an anguished romance shot through with deception and moral ambiguity. A thriller of rare perfection, Notorious represents a pinnacle in both its director’s legendary career and the pantheon of classic Hollywood cinema.

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  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • United States
  • 1946
  • 102 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #137SPECIAL FEATURES
    • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • Audio commentaries from 1990 and 2001 featuring Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane and film historian Rudy Behlmer
    • New interview with Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto
    • New program about the film’s visuals with cinematographer John Bailey
    • New scene analysis by film scholar David Bordwell
    • Once Upon a Time . . . “Notorious,” a 2009 documentary about the film featuring actor Isabella Rossellini; filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich, Claude Chabrol, and Stephen Frears; and others
    • New program about Hitchcock’s storyboarding and previsualization process by filmmaker Daniel Raim
    • 1948 newsreel footage of actor Ingrid Bergman and Hitchcock
    • 1948 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Notorious, starring Bergman and Joseph Cotten
    • Trailers and teasers
    • PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién

    New cover by Greg Ruth

    January 15, 2019

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The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

 
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actually, its getting to the point that every title that i have on a shelf with an MGM logo, is being reissued the way it should have been released by either Criterion or one of the other Independents, looks like two more are headed to the bin of titles to let the kids pick through, before i sell off the rest of the replaced disc.
 
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One of my favorite Hitchcock films (somewhere in the top five for me) and one I've watched numerous times. I am definitely in for this. I have both the Criterion DVD and the MGM Blu-ray.
 
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One of my favorite Hitchcock films (somewhere in the top five for me) and one I've watched numerous times. I am definitely in for this. I have both the Criterion DVD and the MGM Blu-ray.
Same here, this release allows me to finally get rid of the 2001 Criterion DVD. The MGM BD has a different audio commentary.
 
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So, a "New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray." The present Blu-ray disc is not good enough so I'm interested, but I'll wait for a reliable opinion about this new transfer before buying..
 
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So, a "New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray." The present Blu-ray disc is not good enough so I'm interested, but I'll wait for a reliable opinion about this new transfer before buying..
I thought the prior Blu-ray release was pretty good, but I know you're more particular than I am when it comes to video presentations. Also, I think you have a projector while my 65" OLED is probably more forgiving when it comes to video issues.
 
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Looks like a great package, though I can't honestly see myself justifying yet another purchase of this film. I'll stick with my MGM Blu for the presentation and Criterion DVD for the extras.
 

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I own the Criterion DVD and the MGM Blu, but this is a favorite, so I will definitely get this. While the cover art is good, I thought the cover art of their DVD version was pretty cool.
 
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I own the Criterion DVD and the MGM Blu, but this is a favorite, so I will definitely get this. While the cover art is good, I thought the cover art of their DVD version was pretty cool.
This cover art?


This artwork looks like it has nothing to do with the film, looks like Ingrid is ghost among the all black background.
 
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