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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Sabotage (1936)

Perhaps the Master’s tightest, tautest film; a highlight of his British years His peerless run of 1930s thrillers are essential

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Secret Agent (1936)

Not quite top drawer Hitchcock, but still has twisted thrills, drama, romance and comedy It has spies galore and even a unique

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The 39 Steps (1935), Part 3

Remakes and home video releases Running down and reviewing every official release of the Master’s most popular British film Too

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The 39 Steps (1935), Part 2

Margaret’s Story The director’s best known and beloved British film Many tantalising loose ends are deliberately left hanging Ironically, the

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The 39 Steps (1935)

Novel and Production The Master of Suspense delivers: the one where it all finally comes together Cinema’s best known purveyor

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The British Years in Print, Part 2

Best of the Rest Numerous Hitchcock books make mention of his very successful pre-Hollywood phase But most only do so

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Nosferatu History and Home Video Guide: Die zwölfte Stunde (1930)

First ever vampire film was reshot, recut and reissued in sound Methodology also practised by the world’s most famous quack

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

The Master of Suspense’s first international success His own big budget US remake followed two decades later Contrary to popular

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Silent Film Musicians Directory, Part 2

The Americas The most comprehensive worldwide listing of musicians and composers ever published Find favourite accompanists or the right artist

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Alfred Hitchcock: The Dark Side or the Wrong Man?

The Trouble with Hitchcock: did his onscreen mistreatment of women extend to real life? Many films had femmes fatale and icy

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1926), Part 2

Restorations and home video releases A Story of the Home Video Fog: some great quality copies, but many awful ones

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Blackmail (1929), Part 2

Restoration and home video releases Detailing the restoration and quality home video releases of this groundbreaking film Shot in two separate versions,

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Waltzes from Vienna (1934)

This hidden gem is sadly one of the Master’s most underrated films Features Jessie Matthews, Britain’s biggest and first international film star

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Number Seventeen (1932)

Woefully misunderstood mini-masterpiece is worthy of serious investigation Convoluted comedy-thriller that’s more rewarding with each successive viewing One of the

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Alma Reville: The Power Behind Hitchcock’s Throne

Celebrating the 120th birthday of a hugely underrated pioneer of British cinema Giving credit where it’s due: she was one half of

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The British Years in Print

A legend begins: the Master of Suspense was born 120 years ago today Probably the most recognised and highly regarded director

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Rich and Strange (1931)

Every port tells a different story: money doesn’t lead to happiness At first glance, a marvellously inventive, lighthearted little comedy

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Skin Game (1931)

Class meets crass and both cruelly trample on innocent dreams One of the Master’s best British films but it’s often

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Murder! and Mary (1930/1931)

In 1956, the Master famously remade his own 1934 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much But 25 years before that

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Elstree Calling (1930)

The Master co-directed this musical, sharing duties with Adrian Brunel Waltzes from Vienna is wrongly thought of as Hitchcock’s only

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Juno and the Paycock (1930)

When the luck of the Irish ran out: the outlook is grey in the Emerald Isle The first all-talking film

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Free the Hitchcock 9!

Let’s All Play in The Pleasure Garden Alfred Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films have been digitally restored The Pleasure Garden

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Blackmail (1929)

Production and The Informer Hitchcock breaks the sound barrier with Britain’s first talkie It saw off several part-silent pretenders and made

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Manxman (1929)

The Master’s last fully silent film is a haunting, romantic smalltown drama Carl Brisson, star of The Ring, is caught

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Champagne (1928)

The Master’s second comedy features Betty Balfour, Britain’s biggest star of the 1920s But even her effervescent charms can’t keep it from occasionally

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Farmer’s Wife (1928)

The Master’s uproarious first comedy, stuffed with oddballs and eccentrics It’s full of good old-fashioned English humour, from gentle to

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Nosferatu Rises: Reincarnated in Sound

Count Orlok speaks! After a century of silent scares, the brooding vampire finally finds his voice Among Nosferatu’s many homages

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: The Ring (1927)

The Master of Suspense turns in a technical tour de force in this prize winning tale Danish actor Carl Brisson,

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Raymond Rohauer: King of the Film Freebooters by William K. Everson

Infamous nitrate era film collector and one of its most contentious figures He lied, stole and bullied his way into ownership

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Easy Virtue (1927)

His most obscure and maligned film, only surviving in severely compromised condition Only a few badly worn 16mm prints exist,