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#1 Post by Lino » Mon May 16, 2005 6:53 am

There has been some rumours about this release but has anybody heard any updates?

Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy this

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#2 Post by kevyip1 » Tue May 17, 2005 12:07 pm

You've probably seen this.

It sounds like a definite thing, but still no release date yet.

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#3 Post by Gordon » Fri May 20, 2005 7:54 am

Landmark show. Badly needed on DVD. Sets similar to the Twilight Zone Definitive sets would be great.

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#4 Post by Lino » Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:59 am

So, just to keep the ball rolling and crossing my fingers and toes for an upcoming oficial announcement, I have one question: how many episodes were there for this great TV series? And how many seasons?

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#6 Post by Jeff » Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:14 pm

The R2 version is coming on October 31, according to Play.com.

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#7 Post by Lino » Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:46 am

Smashing news! And 6 discs at that price is unbeatable! Let's hope the specs do not disapoint.

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#8 Post by Jeff » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:56 pm

And now, courtesy of Davis DVD, the Region 1:
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Due: October 4

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#9 Post by rwaits » Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:29 pm

Yes!!!!!

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#10 Post by flambeur » Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:37 am

Ahh, my Christmas wish list begins with this one.

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#11 Post by manicsounds » Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:32 pm

The US "presents" will be a 3 disc set SRP of $39.95.
sounds good, but why does the UK get 6 discs?

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#12 Post by Cinéslob » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:22 pm

manicsounds wrote:The US "presents" will be a 3 disc set SRP of $39.95.
sounds good, but why does the UK get 6 discs?
I expect that the US discs will be flippers whilst the R2-PAL discs will be DVD-9s. Still, it does go against Universal to do something like this, as all their releases of Knight Rider, The A-Team, etc, are flippers in all regions. Why indeed!

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#13 Post by Lino » Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:00 am

I really don't care as long as the price keeps getting lower!

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#15 Post by denti alligator » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:53 pm

I watched two episodes last night with no problems.

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#16 Post by unclehulot » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:16 pm

I find it interesting that these (apparently) problematic Universal DVD 18s are split up into single sided DVD 9s by Netflix, presumable to make one rent more discs, and return the discs sooner. Fine with me, if it means less grubby fingers on those difficult to handle double sided discs. Maybe these pressing are causing less problems in different machines as well?

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#17 Post by tryavna » Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:55 am

unclehulot wrote:Maybe these pressing are causing less problems in different machines as well?
I don't have the two new Hitchcock releases, but I've only ever had one, very brief glitch with a double-sided Universal DVD. While playing The General Died at Dawn from the Gary Cooper Collection, my Pioneer freezed for a split second and then skipped forward about 10 seconds. When I "rewound" it and replayed the troublesome spot, it played fine. Otherwise, I haven't had a problem.

Maybe it does just depend on what type of machine one has....

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#18 Post by peerpee » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:51 pm

I've been ripping all the Universal DVD18s (Monster Legacy, Gary Cooper, etc) and burning to DVD5, one film per disc, and giving away the originals.

No stupid menus to navigate, no small ring-print to read to see which side you need, no glitches.

The Gary Cooper set had the skankiest packaging I think I've ever bought.

Universal score zero in physical presentation of their films.

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#19 Post by dx23 » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:59 pm

Tvshowsondvd.com is reporting that Universal is eyeing to release the second season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents on October 17th. More info here.

I just hope that they don't release it using DVD-18 disc.

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#20 Post by Dylan » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:34 am

Good news, of course, but at this rate I'll have to wait years to get "The Hitchcock Hour," which in my opinion was superior to (and far stranger and more interesting than) "Presents." Did anybody here ever see "The Jar," from a story by Ray Bradbury and music by Bernard Herrmann? One of the greatest things that ever came out of television.

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#21 Post by manicsounds » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:56 am

Season 2 will be on 5 discs for $39.98 so they are not dvd-18s.
what's with October? Why are Hitch's releases always in october?
Halloween?

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#22 Post by Dylan » Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:48 pm

So, seeing as how the first season of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" was released on DVD a year ago, that means we have roughly six years to wait until Universal gets around to releasing "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" to this format. Eight years until we get to the episodes with original Bernard Herrmann scores. Talk about an ass burner.

Apparently KDOC in Southern California is showing "Hitchcock Hour." I'm not sure why this show is so obscure and that nobody else is showing it, it was probably the best show ever on television.

But of course, "Presents" is quite good, too.

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#23 Post by Lino » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:07 am

Beaver reviews the second season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. And it looks good considering they corrected the first season's DVD production mistakes.

I enjoyed the first set so much that I think I will buy this second one simply based on the strength and quality consistency of the episodes.

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#25 Post by denti alligator » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:17 am

Anyone know how I can get a hold of the Suspicion episode "Four O'Clock," The Hitchcock Hour episode "I Saw the Whole Thing," and the Ford Startime episode "Incident on a Corner" without having to shell out for this, which looks to be out of print anyway.

Another way to put the question is: will Universal get their act together and release a set similar to that French box?

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