Blu-ray, DVD Release: Hitchcock

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 12, 2013
Price: Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


Hitchcock movie scene

Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren (r.) and Scarlett Johansson make a toast in Hitchcock.

Anthony Hopkins (Thor), Helen Mirren (The Debt), and Scarlett Johansson (Marvel’s The Avengers) star alongside Danny Huston (The Warrior’s Way), Toni Collette (Velvet Goldmine), Jessica Biel (Total Recall), Michael Stuhlbarg (Men in Black 3) and James D’Arcy (W.E.) in Hitchcock, a 2012 biographical drama about the great filmmaker Alfred, er, you-know-who, and the making of one of his most iconic films, Psycho.

In the movie, the already-legendary Hollywood filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Hopkins) is plagued by both a reckless ego and nagging self-doubt when he becomes obsessed with a grisly murder story that the studios won’t back. Determined to make the film, Hitchcock risks his reputation, his home and even the love of his wife Alma (Mirren), as he sets out to make the film. Ultimately, Hitch wins Alma over, and the two collaborate to create one of his masterpieces, Psycho, starring Janet Leigh (Johansson), Anthony Perkins (Darcy), and Vera Miles (Beal).

Directed by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil: The Story of Anvil), the highly anticipated film received a lmited release to U.S. theaters in November, 2012 and has since grossed a rather disappointing $3.1 million despite generally solid reviews. Perhaps the premiere of HBO’s The Girl on HBO, another Hitchcock bio-pic starring Toby Jones (Your Highness) as the man, took a bite out of some prospective business.

The Blu-ray will contain the following bonus features:

●    Deleted Scene
●    Becoming the Master: From Hopkins to Hitchcock
●    Obsessed with Hitchcock
●    Sacha Gervasi’s Behind the Scenes Cell Phone Footage
●    Hitchcock Cell Phone PSA
●    The Story
●    The Cast
●    Danny Elfman Maestro
●    Hitch and Alma
●    Remembering Hitchcock
●    Commentary with Sacha Gervasi and Stephen Rebello
●    Theatrical Trailer

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.