The Hitchcock 4

It looks like 2012 might be about to turn into a banner year for Alfred Hitchcock.

The BFI have recently completed their project to restore his nine surviving silent films; thirteen of his US works are about to make their Blu-ray debut in October’s massive box set; and Vertigo has just been crowned The Greatest Film Of All Time in Sight & Sound‘s definitive decennial canonisation process.

So broadly in that spirit, today I’ve brought my four previous Hitchcock reviews over to this new blog. I have an awful lot more of his films on DVD that I really ought to get round to seeing… but with that new BD set on the horizon, the compromised comparable DVD set (I think all of the films are even cropped to 4:3) doesn’t look such a tasty proposition. But then the chances of my upgrading to such an expensive BD set don’t look too bright either…

Anyway, that’s a thought process for another time and place. Here’s some old reviews:




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