Hitchcock: British International Pictures Collection (Blu-ray)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
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Before he became known as the Master of Suspense in Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock had already established himself as a precociously talented filmmaker in England. Hitchcock: British International Pictures Collection brings together five features he directed for the production company that first displayed his talents. Four of them are visually dynamic silent films: atmospheric boxing drama The Ring, sprightly comedies The Farmer’s Wife and Champagne, and a love triangle set on the Isle of Man, The Manxman. Also included is the 1931 sound feature The Skin Game, a rousing melodrama about feuding families. These features display Hitchcock’s command of visual language long before his Hollywood sojourn, proving he was a master from the beginning.
Blu-ray Extras Include:
Piano scores by Xavier Berthelot (The Ring, The Farmer’s Wife, Champagne, The Manxman)
Hitchcock/Truffaut: Icon interviews Icon (Archival Audio)
Audio commentary on The Ring by film critic Nick Pinkerton
Audio commentaries on Champagne and The Manxman by film historian Farran Smith Nehme
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