Posts filed under Elstree Calling (1930)

“Elstree Calling” DVD screenshots

My copy of the Elstree Calling (1930) DVD has arrived, so I’ve given the disc a quick spin. As expected, the quality of the transfer is a step up from the various bootleg DVDs (which were taken from VHS recordings of a UK Channel 4 broadcast) although there’s plenty of print damage throughout the film, from scratches to film shrinkage. The film is an interesting curio that Hitchcock completists will want in their collection, although… (read more)

New to DVD: Elstree Calling (1930)

Previously only available as a bootleg transfer taken from a UK TV broadcast, Elstree Calling (1930) is being released for the first time on DVD by Network at the end of April. Although Hitchcock’s exact contribution to the film is unknown, James M. Vest speculated in “Alfred Hitchcock’s Role in ‘Elstree Calling’” that it may amount up to a quarter of the film. In their review of the film, The Times reported that the film… (read more)