Posts filed under Blu-ray

More New to Blu-ray!

I’ve just spotted that Elephant Films are releasing a batch of Hitchcock Blu-rays in France during October, including the British Film Institute’s recent restorations of Easy Virtue (Le Passé ne Meurt Pas), Downhill (C’est la Vie) and The Lodger (Les Cheveux d’Or). The 3 films are also being released in a box set along with The Man Who Knew Too Much and The 39 Steps. The releases are listed on Amazon France: The Lodger Downhill… (read more)

The Devil’s Bridge

I’m wondering how many Hitchcock fans have spotted this one before? Both Easy Virtue (1928) and To Catch a Thief (1955) feature the stunning bridge near the village of Èze in southern France. Constructed between 1911 and 1914, the bridge is known locally as “Pont du Diable” (“The Devil’s Bridge”). According to Wikipedia, it’s just one of 49 bridges in France to have that nickname, although most date from the medieval period.

More remakes and movie news

Just catching up with more movie news… The Lodger (IMDB) David Ondaatje (IMDB) is directing a contemporary version of the Marie Belloc Lowndes novel (available to download at Project Gutenberg). Number 13 (IMDB) Not a remake of Hitchcock’s unfinished film, but a film in which “the director gets caught up in a Hitchcockian dilemma when he ends up in a love triangle with two crew members while making the film — when the lead actor… (read more)