Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DVD & Blu-Ray: FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (Criterion Collection)

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Product Description: In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock made his official transition from the British film industry to Hollywood. And it was quite a year: his first two American movies, Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent, were both nominated for the best picture Oscar. Though Rebecca prevailed, Foreign Correspondent is the more quintessential Hitch film. A full-throttle espionage thriller, starring Joel McCrea (Sullivan's Travels) as a green Yank reporter sent to Europe to get the scoop on the imminent war, it's wall-to-wall witty repartee, head-spinning plot twists, and brilliantly mounted suspense set pieces, including an ocean plane crash climax with astonishing special effects. Foreign Correspondent deserves to be mentioned alongside The 39 Steps and North by Northwest as one of the master's greatest adventures.

Read more about the movie and special features after the jump.

  • Starring: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Writer: Charles Bennett, Joan Harrison

  • Rated: PG
  • Runtime: 120 min
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77 : 1
  • Region: Region A/1

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Special Features:
  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New piece on the visual effects in the film with effects expert Craig Barron
  • Hollywood Propaganda and World War II, a new interview with writer Mark Harris
  • Interview with director Alfred Hitchcock from a 1972 episode of The Dick Cavett Show
  • Radio adaptation of the film from 1946, starring Joseph Cotten
  • Have You Heard? The Story of Wartime Rumors, a 1942 Life magazine “photo-drama” by Hitchcock
  • Trailer
  • One Blu-ray and two DVDs, with all content available in both formats
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar James Naremore

  • IMDb.com: 7,7/10 from 10.438 users
  • Rottentomatoes: 93% (27 fresh, 2 rotten, score: 8.0/10).
  • Metacritic: N/A

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