Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie (1964), starring Sean Connery, Tippi Hedren, Diane Baker, Louise Latham, Martin Gabel and Bruce Dern. Previously available as part of the Alfred Hitchcock: Masterpiece Collection, the single-disc release of the haunting psychological thriller arrives on Blu-ray on September 3rd.
Synopsis: Kleptomaniac Marnie Edgar (Tippi Hedren), who moves from job to job and has a pathological fear of the colour red, is caught stealing by latest employer, Mark Rutland (Sean Connery). Instead of turning her over to the police, Mark forces Marnie to marry him, convinced that he can get to the bottom of her psychosis.
The Blu-ray edition of Marnie features a 1080p video presentation, a two-channel DTS-HD Master Audio Mono track, and several extras:
The Trouble with Marnie: 58-minute Documentary
The Marnie Archives: Movie posters, vintage ads and production photos
you would really expect them to spend the time & money on a better transfer for an individual release rather than getting it right the first time for people willing to spend top dollar on a full box set?
@GaragePoet I would expect them to get it right the first time. Universal said they would do right by Hitchcock, that they wouldn't release another Hitchcock film on Blu-Ray unless it was as good as Psycho turned out. They made all that effort to turn over a new leaf last year with To Kill a Mockingbird and all those other 100th anniversary releases, but when it came down to it, Universal, true to Universal form, screwed it up. Now honestly, if Universal weren't willing to spend the money to clean up these films, why didn't they just license them to someone like Criterion, or someone else who would spend time and money putting out a decent product?
Honestly, I would expect by now that Universal have had enough of conning people into buying low-quality shit.
I'll believe it when I see it. It was announced that Shadow of a Doubt would be available on Blu as a singe disc but they changed their mind. Also, The Incredible Shrinking Man was announced as coming to Blu but it never happened.