November 24th, 2006

so i'm back to the velvet underground

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The Hitchcock Collection : 9 movies on 3 dual-layer discs - Blackmail (1939), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Rich and Strange (1932), Sabotage (1936), Secret Agent (1936), The 39 Steps (1938), Number 17 (1932), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), The Lodger (1926)

I don't own this actual set. My aunt does, I just copied them onto DVD for myself, except for The 39 Steps, since I own Diamond Entertainment's DVD of that, and from what I heard of the transfer in this set, I got the better deal.

However, I have gotten to preview the transfers of the other eight movies, and aside from The Lodger, which is very scratchy and dirty, the transfers range from fair to quite good, considering they're on a $10 set. There is slight pixelation from compression, because even though they're on dual layer discs, each disc holds a maximum of around 6.5 GB, so they're compressed to about the same level as double feature public domain discs with two movies are. (Meaning they could have even gone to a bit more trouble and put three MORE movies on this set and made it 12 movies on 3 discs. But oh well.)

I haven't watched any of the movies other than The 39 Steps in full yet, but I plan to soon.

I consider this quite a good deal for old movie lovers, suspense lovers, and totally for Hitch lovers. Good stuff.