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Scott Merryfield

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FYI, gruv.com is having a St. Patrick's Day sale today only. Use the code 17PATRICKOFF and receive 17% off any order. That brings the pre-order price down from $54.99 to $45.64. Shipping is free. That comes to about $9 per movie.
 
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Totally would have swapped out a few of these for other films. Volume III is going to be a real chore with Torn Curtain AND Topaz.
 

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Volume 3 would also have "The Man Who Knew Too Much"(1956) . A great restoration of that film would sell Volume 3 for me though I may opt for a individual release of the film instead of Volume 3. It would also include "Frenzy", the most bloody of Hitchcock films and not a favorite of mine. "Family Plot", included in Volume 2, while not a great film, is lighter and much more likeable in my opinion. Plenty of time to decide. This reminds me a little bit of when the James Bond films first came out on DVD. If you wanted the Sean Connery films you had to buy several multidisk volumes as they were not all sold together. This was true of every actor who played Bond who may have been a favorite. It is good that with the Hitchcock films they are being released in both box sets and individual releases.

Still waiting for the press release.
 
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Volume 3 would also have "The Man Who Knew Too Much"(1956) . A great restoration of that film would sell Volume 3 for me though I may opt for a individual release of the film instead of Volume 3. It would also include "Frenzy", the most bloody of Hitchcock films and not a favorite of mine. "Family Plot", included in Volume 2, while not a great film, is lighter and much more likeable in my opinion. Plenty of time to decide. This reminds me a little bit of when the James Bond films first came out on DVD. If you wanted the Sean Connery films you had to buy several multidisk volumes as they were not all sold together. This was true of every actor who played Bond who may have been a favorite. It is good that with the Hitchcock films they are being released in both box sets and individual releases.

Still waiting for the press release.
Here you go: https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=30324
 

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Totally would have swapped out a few of these for other films. Volume III is going to be a real chore with Torn Curtain AND Topaz.

I like them both, though I get why they are less appreciated. I'm always in for Cold War movies.

Honestly, I don't enjoy Marnie very much, and Trouble with Harry is not a favorite either...
 

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Which version of Marnie will be included? Per Imdb Trivia:

Dialogue in the final scene reveals that Marnie's mother had given up her virginity at 15 to Marnie's father in exchange for a sweater. Just before the film's release the studio had second thoughts about this part, and Alfred Hitchcock agreed to cut the lines. But hundreds of prints had already been made, and rather than incur the cost of reprinting the final reel of each, the studio released them as they were, so there were two versions of the film from the outset.
 

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Yes, each of the remaining volumes contain favorites and lesser films in appeal for me. I may just buy the 4K digitals.
 

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Yes, each of the remaining volumes contain favorites and lesser films in appeal for me. I may just buy the 4K digitals.
All the Hitchcock Vol 2 4K titles are now available for purchase on VUDU in UHD. Shadow of a Doubt just upgraded on iTunes
 

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Mine arrived today!

Marnie looks stunning way better than ever before. Still a little grainy overall & a few soft focus shots which are part of the original photography but overall it looks fantastic. So much detail & colour with effective HDR on certain scenes.

The Trouble With Harry - Looks absolutely incredible overall due to the VistaVision & the way the 4K disc captures & displays the stunning deep colour & amazing detail in almost every scene! HDR is used well also. Without a doubt a must buy 4K UHD disc as is Marnie :biggrin:

There are also a few sloppy minor glitches with Harry sadly in the first 6 mins or so:

Main pre vista vision titles a few horizontal lines they could have removed with a bit of effort (seems they were always there though).

Opening scene of the movie as the camera pans down the church in the distance from above has a very troublesome (no pun intended!) looking reddish shadow which looks like an auto DNR issue as the picture locks on & off the frame around the church roof shadow.

Then a few moments later another auto DNR looking issue with a horrible ghosting smearing effect around the head of Edmund Gwenn which lasts a few frames sadly.

Sloppy work & great shame Universal could not have put the extra effort in & fixed these. It could have been a 100% flawless picture if not for these sloppy little issues. Instead its only about 99% perfect!

Still would not let it put you off buying its an amazing looking 4K UHD for a 66 years young all time classic black comedy from the master of suspense :thumbsup:

Not had a chance to look at the others yet. Packaging is really sturdy like Vol 1 & includes the Blurays (old transfers though)
 

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I posted in the Marnie thread that I found the UHD softer than the bluray. I'm sure that the UHD is technically better but I find I'm seeing more information in the bluray, however problematic it might be.
 

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Most of the previously purchased Itunes movies have upgraded to 4K. "The Trouble with Harry" has not upgraded yet as of this writing.