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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 belief, he actually preferred the original It helped make an

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

Detailing the restoration and quality home video releases of this groundbreaking film Shot in two separate versions, it was the Master’s final silent and first sound film The silent version was recently

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

This hidden gem is easily one of the Master’s most underrated films Features Jessie Matthews, Britain’s biggest and first international film star First and best of a famous German operetta‘s

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Alfred Hitchcock Collectors’ Guide: Number Seventeen (1932)

This woefully misunderstood mini-masterpiece is worthy of serious investigation A convoluted comedy-thriller that’s more rewarding with each successive viewing One of the Master’s most atmospheric films and the very epitome

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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 in history One of the most dissected, discussed and documented

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

At first glance, a marvellously inventive, lighthearted little comedy But in Hitch’s hands it’s complex, multi-layered and surprisingly dark The moral is be careful what you wish for; money does not

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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 unfairly overlooked Class system injustice is laid bare in a

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

In 1956, Hitchcock famously remade his own 1934 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much But 25 years before that he directed two very different versions of this murder mystery Both films were

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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 musical It’s a delightful all star revue featuring many regular