As I mentioned in an earlier post, for some reason I've been on a DVD boxset buying kick. I'm not sure if it's because the prices for DVD box sets have been going down or if my lack of self control has been gone up. In any case I've gone on a box set buying spree and I feel like I should do something productive with it. So I think I can try to do some reviews, take some pictures, and share my thoughts of the boxsets. I feel like they might be helpful for someone else who's interested in buying them or might just be fun posts for classic film enthusiasts like myself.
I'm going to start with the boxset that I got the most amazing deal on.
I got an email (back in October) from Amazon saying that the Alfred Hitchcock- The Masterpiece Collection was the Gold Box Deal of the day for $50.99, which is still a little pricey. But, I decided to pounce on it since I had a $25 Amazon gift card. I couldn't pass up 14 Alfred Hitchcock movies for only $25. Thanks to the free student prime account it shipped for free and arrived just two days later. It is a beautiful boxset, that's put together very nicely and a great collection of Hitchcock's films. I love the burgundy velvet covered case, with a cute little door. Below are some pictures that I took of it. As you can see it comes in the aforementioned velvet case, it has a cute little door/flap and it holds the 4 DVD cases that have 4 DVDs each. I may have gotten a little out of control taking pictures, but it was fun, I felt like I was a photographer for an ad campaign, I enjoyed it and I hope you do too.
|Look at that cute little door :)|
The 14 movies in the set are: Saboteur (1942), Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Trouble with Harry (1955), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963), Marnie (1964), Torn Curtain (1966), Topaz (1969), Frenzy (1972), and Family Plot (1976). After typing up the list like that it made me think that this boxset covers a 30+ year span of Hitchcock's career and how I'm now really looking forward to watching the movies in chronological order to see how Hitchcock develops as a storyteller and movie maker. I've seen quite a few of these movies already, but I suppose I can somehow bring myself to watch them again. :) There is also a 15th disc that contains Special Features, I'm looking forward to checking that out too, I love special features on DVDs and commentaries.
Here are a couple of shots of the inside of the booklet.