Posts filed under Alfred Hitchcock

Films in the Family Plot

Early on during the filming of Family Plot (1976) in May 1975, Hitchcock held a press conference to help promote the film. But, this being the grand old Master of Suspense, it wasn’t a normal press conference! The invited members of the press found themselves in a specially constructed graveyard, each with their own personalised gravestone. If you’ve ever seen this photograph before and wondered what it had to do with Family Plot, now you… (read more)

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

Many thanks to playwright Joe Landry for sending me details of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play“, which premieres at the Legacy Theatre, Atlanta, GA on October 17th. “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” is an evening of radio play adaptations of three early films directed by Alfred Hitchcock. In “The Lodger,” a landlady suspects her mysterious new tenant may be a serial killer. In “The Lady Vanishes,” a young woman on vacation triggers an… (read more)

The Lady Vanishes (Criterion, 2007)

I’ve added full details and images to the site for the new Criterion DVD of The Lady Vanishes. It’s pretty much a given that any Criterion Hitchcock DVD is well worth buying (especially as the out-of-print titles become very collectable). As with the last wave of Criterion Hitchcock DVDs (Spellbound, Notorious, and Rebecca), Criterion have come up trumps with both the transfer and the extras. The transfer is an improvement on the original DVD release… (read more)

New Hitchcock DVD from Criterion

Well, perhaps not quite “new”, but Criterion have announced that they will be re-releasing their “The Lady Vanishes” DVD in November. Hopefully, more details will appear on their blog in due course. The previous 1998 DVD release from Criterion was missing around 6 seconds of footage, but this has apparently been restored to the film for the new release. As well as a new cover and transfer, the release also contains a second disc with… (read more)

More screen grabs added to the site

I’ve added the two remaining DVDs from the French “Hitchcock – Le Maître du Suspens” box set to the site: Agent Secret (1936) – aka “Sabotage” Quatre de l’Espionnage (1936) – aka “Secret Agent” Although I had high hopes for this box set, it’s let down by the poor quality English audio language track on Lady Vanishes (Une Femme Disparait) and the enforced French subtitles. Unless you speak French, then the older German Early Years… (read more)