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Tag Archive for 'Alfred Hitchcock'

BRANDON’S TOP BEST FAVORITE BLU-RAYs & 4Ks OF 2020!

I’m not the first person to tell you 2020 has felt like forever and a day and then forever again. We were fortunate to have still been given a constant flux of new 4K Ultra-HD and standard Blu-ray releases despite the global pandemic. Heck, When charting back for this list, I was stunned at some […]

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Super-Sized Top Ten: Aaron’s Awe-Inspiring Blu-ray Picks For 2020

“But if I just focus on a top ten, and then add some honorable mentions, that will save me some time.” Famous last words… This year’s top ten Blu-ray list didn’t get any more streamlined, but there’s a lot out there to enjoy, so get ready to go on a tour of physical media from […]

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The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

When a new format breaks out, it should be mandatory that the entire catalog of Alfred Hitchcock be immediately upgraded, restored and released. Unfortunately, in these streamy times we live in, that doesn’t seem to be of interest as finally in 2020 we are delivered just a small sampling size of his collection of masterpieces. […]

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Universal Unveils the ALFRED HITCHCOCK CLASSICS COLLECTION On 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray September 8th!

Very exciting news was announced recently and we are able to share here on Why So Blu – THE MASTER, Alfred Hitchcock, is finally receiving his due on 4K Ultra-HD this September. Beginning with Rear Window, Vertigo and The Birds, we can only hope this is the beginning of a full update of the original […]

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To Catch A Thief – 2012 Edition Vs 2020 Paramount Presents Edition (Blu-ray Review)

I have recently reviewed the new Paramount Presents Blu-ray of Alfred Hitchock’s 1955 film To Catch A Thief starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. For that release, Paramount has presented the film with a new 4K transfer. Said transfer is quite different and had some work done on it and some very notable differences as […]

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To Catch A Thief – Paramount Presents (Blu-ray Review)

Paramount is launching into a pretty exciting new endeavor and keeping us home video collecting enthusiasts relieved that some studios are putting some effort behind catalog titles. With the newly minted Paramount Presents line, the brand is promising collectible packaging, new bonus features and new transfers of classic films from all eras of their storied […]

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“Paramount Presents” Blu-ray Line Debuts With TO CATCH A THIEF, FATAL ATTRACTION & KING CREOLE!

Paramount Pictures announced today that it will introduce a new “Paramount Presents” label to recognize and celebrate films from the studio’s vast and storied library.  The “Paramount Presents” banner will be used for a new line of collectible Blu-ray Discs™ incorporating a curated selection of endearingly popular movies, as well as films that had a […]

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Super-Sized Top Ten: Aaron’s Spectacular Blu-ray Picks For 2019

“Next year I’ll narrow it down a little more.” Yeah, that’s what happened… Okay, so I thought I was going to make a simpler top ten Blu-ray list this year, but there’s a lot out there to enjoy, and I, apparently, just find it easier to go overboard. As it stands, Why So Blu’s Brian, […]

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Hitchcock, Kiarostami & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in January 2019

In January, Elaine May will join the Criterion Collection with Mikey and Nicky, an unsung masterpiece of 1970s cinema, starring John Cassavetes and Peter Falk as small-time gangsters in a barbed study of friendship and betrayal. Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant enact an anguished romance in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller Notorious, appearing in a stunning new 4K restoration. […]

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Brandon’s Best Of 2017: Two Formats, Two Top 10 Lists!

Another year of home video releases in the books. While digital and streaming continue to be a thing, the physical market is still the best possible way to view or take in your entertainment. And whatever the numbers tell you what, whether its “dying” or “doing well”, what’s clear is that the overall quality of […]

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Haneke, Hitchcock & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in September 2017

In September, Murray Lerner’s Festival will join the Criterion Collection in time for its fortieth anniversary. The era-defining documentary caught the crest of a musical movement at the Newport Folk Festival from 1963 to 1966 and includes performances by giants like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, and the Staples Singers; the Criterion release’s special features will showcase rare additional footage from the festivals. […]

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Sundance 2017 – Four Feature Film Reviews

Gotta say that in the Midnight section and late night movies line-up, Sundance has been surprisingly disappointing to me so far.  (Sole exception being the five-star Northern Ireland revenge flick Bad Day For The Cut!)  A handful of flicks dabbling in gross and disturbing plus a disappointing doc have brought the magnificent movie vibe to […]

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Brandon’s Blu-ray Wishlist For 2017!

Barring some sort of super late rush surprise announcement, 2016 for the year of Blu-ray is pretty much in the books.  And as always, looking back, it was another terrific year.  Many more Wishlist films from years’ past were granted on Blu-ray and some that were being prepped for this list got announced before it […]

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Brandon’s Bodacious TOP 10 Blu-rays Of 2013!

It’s my turn!  No need for a preamble as to what goes into the generalities of crafting these Top 10 lists as the gents before me all did a fine job of explaining.  2012 provided what seemed like all the remaining “Must Have” box sets, leaving 2013 seeming kind of empty handed on the surface.  […]

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Brandon’s Wishlist: 14 Blu-ray Hopefuls For 2014

Happy new release Tuesday!  It’s also the first Tuesday in November.  Meaning, all the dates for Blu-ray releases through the end of the year are pretty much set and locked in by now.  There could be a wild card for late December thrown in somewhere, but it’s highly unlikely it would be an older catalogue […]

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Psycho III – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

Building off the end of Psycho II, Norman Bates returns to life as “normal” for another entry into the franchise.  This time he would direct the terror in a film that is very enjoyable, but a noticeable step down in terms of quality.  As long as Anthony Perkins was still around and still interested, why […]

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Psycho II – Collector’s Edition (Blu-ray Review)

In 1983, the unthinkable happened.  A sequel to Psycho?  Blasphemy!  How dare they spit on Hitchcock’s grave!  That kind of attitude led critics and moviegoers to enter the theater with fists up ready to find any reason to tear the film down.  Reviews and feelings from the time this film was released definitely reflect such […]

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Hitchcock (Blu-ray Review)

The idea of a movie revolving around the making of Psycho is certainly an intriguing one, made better by the fantastic cast that was involved, with a wonderful looking Anthony Hopkins in the guise of the Master of Suspense.  That is not exactly what I got, but what I liked about this movie, is how […]

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