Good Evening: First Trailer For 'Hitchcock' Starring Anthony Hopkins Arrives | The Playlist
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Criterion Blu-ray in January: Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Schl÷ndorff, Wenders, Hellman
The Criterion Collection has announced five titles for Blu-ray release in January. On January 8th, the studio will release Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman, 1971). A week later, it will release The Tin Drum (Volker Schl÷ndorff, 1979) and The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934). On January 22, it will release Ivan's Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962) and Pina (Win Wenders, 2011).Sweet!Special Features:
New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
New audio commentary featuring film historian Philip Kemp
New interview with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro
The Illustrated Hitchcock, an extensive interview with director Alfred Hitchcock from 1972, conducted by journalist Pia Lindstrom and film historian William Everson
Audio excerpts from filmmaker Franšois Truffaut's legendary 1962 interviews with Hitchcock
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme.
Haha! Del Toro, lol, once said that one thing he has in common with Hitch is their waistline.
Retrospective: The Films Of Alfred Hitchcock Pt. 1 (1925-1939) | The Playlist
Retrospective: The Films Of Alfred Hitchcock Pt. 2 (1940-1976, The Hollywood Years) | The Playlist
This week sees a sparkly new Hitchcock Blu-ray box set released featuring a number of the director's best-loved films, and to commemorate the occasion, we thought it seemed like the perfect time to go back and cast an eye over the (nearly) complete Hitchcock filmography.
AFI Fest Review: ‘Hitchcock’ A Breezy, Disposable Effort Saved By Anthony Hopkins & Helen Mirren’s Dedicated Performances
That feeling of utter disposability pervades throughout the film, underlining the missteps of Gervasi by aiming for breezy entertainment while forgetting to pause and inject some genuine emotion in there as well. Mirren and Hopkins provide some fine chemistry together, but altogether the narrative around them remains so bereft of compelling drama or characters that, despite the well-known couple’s marital history, its ending is still assured from frame one. Paired down to what feels like a Universal studio tour of the auteur’s life, “Hitchcock” calls back to his early assessment of potential book adaptations as “sleeping pills with dust jackets,” while Sacha Gervasi’s unfulfilling biopic remains content to be a Valium between film canisters. [C]
Earliest Hitchcock film now streaming | BoingBoing
You can now stream Alfred Hitchcock's "The White Shadow" (1924), the earliest surviving feature by the director. As I posted in 2011, the "lost" movie turned up in a New Zealand film vault. The film stars Betty Compson as twins, one angelic and one evil. Unfortunately, only half of the film's six reels were found, making it a true cliffhanger.
First Official Image From The Psycho Prequel Shows Norman, Mother And The Bates Motel | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
For some reason, I'm feeling slightly optimistic about this. Maybe it's because of Vera Farmiga.