There will be a second volume of “The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection“ coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on May 10th via Universal Studios Home Entertainment, according to retailers. The five films included in this set, also coming as individual 4K releases, are listed below:
The tech specs for the release of each of the five films include 2160p video presentations in (side matted) 1.33:1 and 1.85:1 aspect ratios with HDR10 form of high dynamic range and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless sound in Mono sound. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with each film getting its Blu-ray Disc counterpart, making it a 10-disc set, and also include a digital code (copy) for each film. You can find the 4K UHD Blu-ray of the box set now available for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this set are fully detailed below for each film.
Disc 1 – Saboteur:
Saboteur: A Closer Look
Alfred Hitchcock’s Sketches
Disc 2 – Shadow of a Doubt:
Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock’s Favorite Film
Production Drawings by Art Director Robert Boyle
Disc 3 – The Trouble with Harry:
The Trouble with Harry Isn’t Over
Disc 4 – Marnie:
The Trouble with Marnie
The Marnie Archives
Disc 5 – Family Plot:
Plotting Family Plot
Storyboards: The Chase Scene
It’s most certainly worth noting that these 5 films will also be receiving individual 4K UHD Blu-ray releases on May 10th as well. You can find the cover art below for each, and clicking their names further above will take you to their Amazon preorder listings which are already up.
The 1960 Academy Award-winning film “The Apartment“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on March 8th via KL Studio Classics. The movie won 5 “Oscars” (Academy Awards) including “Best Picture” out of the 10 awards it was nominated for. Directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, the film starred Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, and Edie Adams.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray release include a 2160p Black & White video presentation in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio and lossless 5.1 surround and the original 2.0 Mono sound mixes on a BD-100 disc. NOTE: This release appears that it will be presented in SDR (standard dynamic range) and lack HDR (high dynamic range). The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with its Blu-ray Disc counterpart featuring the same aspect ratio and audio mixes.
“The House of Hitchcock“Collection Limited EditionBlu-ray Disc box set is coming on October 1st, via Universal, according to retailers. The box set will include a total of 15 movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Those films, all previously available on the Blu-ray format, included in this set are listed below (in chronological order):
The release will include not only the physical form box set replica (of sorts) of the infamous “Psycho” house but it’ll even include blueprints, movie poster cards for each film, a booklet about his work, a “Do Not Disturb” door hanger sign from the “Bates Motel”, letters, and more. Tech specs for the Blu-ray releases remain identical to the previously released versions. You can find the Blu-ray set available for pre-order over at Amazon. Bonus materials, some of which are exclusive to this box set, are listed below and the contents are even pictured, further below after the break.
7 TV Episodes from “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” [EXCLUSIVE DVD]
3 TV Episodes from “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” [EXCLUSIVEDVD]
The 1989 film “Steel Magnolias“ is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 28th via Sony, according to retailers. The film, directed by Herbert Ross, starred Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, and Tom Skerritt. Tech specs and bonus materials for the release have not been detailed but you can for sure expect it to receive 1080p HD video and 5.1 lossless sound (presumably in DTS-HD Master Audio). The Blu-ray is available to pre-order over at Amazon and Best Buy.
EDITOR NOTE: This title had previously been released on the Blu-ray format back in 2012 by Twilight Time. That release featured the audio mix I suggested as well as a lossless 2.0 Stereo mix. No word yet if this will contain the same two audio mix options or not.