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

A Story of the Home Video Fog: some great quality copies, but many awful ones The Lodger languished in multitudes of atrocious, corrupted copies for decades First quality version finally

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

Infamous film collector who was one of the most contentious figures connected with the nitrate era He lied, stole and bullied his way into ownership of a vast archive of

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Miscellaneous Releases

Numerous unusual worldwide releases don’t fit neatly into any standard Hitch videographies But many are essential collector’s items; some of the most significant ones are highlighted here Bootlegs of his

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Alfred Hitchcock: Dial © for Copyright

British Law Iconic director who made many of the most revered and critically acclaimed movies of all time ALL of his films are copyrighted worldwide but many falsely claim the earliest are

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Bootlegs Galore: The Great Alfred Hitchcock Rip-off

Contrary to popular belief, NONE of Hitchcock’s films are in the public domain – anywhere Years of speculation and misinformation by cocksure commentators muddy the waters The most pirated classic

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide

First part of an in-depth series with a unique viewpoint on the Master of Suspense Reclaiming the roots of Hitchcock: focusing on the iconic director’s British years Best known for his

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 4

Parodies and Bootlegging News It isn’t all grim: the world of piracy and bootlegging provides much fodder for comedy Amazon and eBay are the thieves’ global storefront, but things are

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 3

Pirates and Their Victims Speak Behind the vast statistics of stolen films, real peoples’ livelihoods are being ruined Ultimately supporters of piracy pay twice for the price of condoning theft

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Beware of Pirates! How to Avoid Bootleg Blu-rays and DVDs, Part 2

Pirate Companies and Distribution There are seemingly endless numbers of pirate labels, all hiding in plain sight Pointing the finger at the ones hardest to spot: those based in the

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 5

David Shepard and Eureka Versions After years of cult popularity, Nosferatu finally made its quality home video début Its source was the same print that spawned the so-called “public domain

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