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New to Blu-ray: Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Criterion Collection are releasing Foreign Correspondent (1940) on Blu-ray on February 18th, 2014. Features: New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray New piece on the visual effects in the film with effects expert Craig Barron Hollywood Propaganda and World War II, a new interview with writer Mark Harris Interview with director Alfred Hitchcock from a 1972 episode of The Dick Cavett Show (previously available as part of a DVD box set)… (read more)

Splitting the Screen

In the modern world of CGI, some of the special effects and rear projection techniques in Hitchcock’s films can seem a little dated and crude. One of the sequences that I think has stood the test of time well is from near the end of “Foreign Correspondent (1940)” when the clipper plane is shelled, one of its engines destroyed, and it nose-dives into the sea. As the passengers brace themselves for impact, the two pilots… (read more)