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Vertigo Blu-ray

Posted March 18, 2014 11:19 PM by Webmaster

Universal 100thUniversal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958), starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones and Raymond Bailey. Previously available as part of the Alfred Hitchcock: Masterpiece Collection, the single-disc release of the classic psychological thriller arrives on Blu-ray on June 3rd.

Synopsis: A retired San Francisco detective (Stewart) suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's much-younger wife (Novak), all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

The Blu-ray edition of Vertigo features a 1080p video presentation, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, and several extras:
  • Audio Commentary with Filmmaker William Friedkin
  • Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece
  • Partners in Crime: Hitchcock's Collaborations
    • Saul Bass: Title Champ
    • Edith Head: Dressing the Master's Movies
    • Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock's Maestro
    • Alma: The Master's Muse
  • Hitchcock Interview Excerpts from Filmmaker Francois Truffaut's 1962 Sessions
  • Vertigo's Foreign Censorship Ending
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era
  • The Vertigo Archives
  • Theatrical and Restoration Trailers



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News comments (14 comments)



rollinwith26s
  Mar 18, 2014
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Day 1 no question about it.

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BluPat
  Mar 18, 2014
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One of my favorites! Have the Hitchcock Collection on Blu already but glad this is coming for those who want stand alone releases.

The Fallen Deity
  Mar 19, 2014
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Awesome news but the big question is...

Where's the original mono mix?

If the 5.1 mix is more faithful to the original sound design this time around then I guess it's fair enough if it's not included.

It's awful on the DVD release with all the altered sound effects etc.

mishal
  Mar 19, 2014
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Been waiting a long time for it. Day 1 no question.

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Swissangel4616
  Mar 19, 2014
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Have already the whole Set "Collection".

Bucky
  Mar 19, 2014
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Might pick it up since it includes a mono track, even if it is not lossless. I had picked up the UK box set and Vertigo did not have an English mono track, so I have been waiting for a US individual release.

imsounoriginal
  Mar 19, 2014
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I was actually just about to import the UK version last week after watching my old DVD of this haha. Guess I can hang in there a couple more months.

Blu Fanatic
  Mar 19, 2014
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For those of us who aren't fans of "collections" packaging and like stand alone releases, thank you Universal for filling two gaping holes in your Hitchcock catalog with these releases of Rear Window and Vertigo.
MoulinBlu
  Mar 19, 2014
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Sounds about right that they'd start releasing the others individually, now that Universal seems to be starting to clear out the box set. The box is already at an encouraging price this week on amazon. But as it still doesn't appear to be moving very fast, I'm banking on it going even lower in the weeks to come.

While I'm not a fan of sliding discs in and out of a sleeve either, the collectors packaging at least doesn't feature that gawdy UV digital copy advertisement banner, unnecessarily cluttering and shrinking the cover artwork. Please leave the marketing to the specs featured on the back Universal or even much better, a sticker on the shrinkwrap since the dcopy will one day expire!
David Craig
  Mar 19, 2014
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Great. I've been waiting on this for years. I almost bought the UK version last week then decided to hold on.

vanscottie
  Mar 19, 2014
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under 10 I'm in. I'm hoping both this and Rear Window will be $9.99 at Best Buy when their U&S program is on and then I can trade in both DVDs of these titles and upgrade for $4.99, it's how I got Psycho on Blu

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BluPat
  Mar 19, 2014
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I thought Best Buy stopped doing U&S.

vanscottie
  Mar 19, 2014
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They did? Ah crap

Doctorossi
  Mar 20, 2014
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You snooze, you lose, Universal. You held this individual release forever, so I imported a copy.


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