North by Northwest - 50th Anniversary Edition (SD & Blu) in November

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North by Northwest - 50th Anniversary Edition
November 3rd
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North by Northwest - 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-Ray)
November 3rd
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In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Warner is rolling out a standard and Blu-Ray version of one of Alfred Hitchcock's most acclaimed thrillers: North by Northwest. Boasting a MILLION DOLLAR RESTORATION, and scanned in 8K resolution, these highly-anticipated releases will street on November 3rd.

Bonus features (below) include two new documentaries and a 44-page "Blu-Ray Book" exlcusive to the Blu release. The standard version is a 2-disc release.

Also below is Warner's official press release.


WARNER PRESS RELEASE
Burbank, Calif., July 20, 2009 – On November 3, Warner Home Video celebrates the 50th anniversary of North by Northwest, Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock's sleek masterwork, with spectacularly restored 50th Anniversary Editions on Blu-ray and DVD, newly remastered in 1080p from original VistaVision film elements.

The arrival of North by Northwest on Blu-ray is a landmark event in home video history, as it marks the very first of the famed director’s films to become available on this state-of-the-art format. Accordingly, the film has received a meticulous restoration and remastering especially for this occasion with Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging scanning the original VistaVision production elements in 8K resolution. The resulting presentation reveals a depth of field and clarity never before possible, only serving to heighten every thrill-packed moment of this beloved classic.

Starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, co-starring Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll and Martin Landau, the stylish, action-packed espionage caper was written by Ernest Lehman, with music by Bernard Herrmann. Nominated for three Academy Awards® including Best Writing, Film Editing and Art Direction, the film was lauded as #4 on AFI's ”100 Years…100 Thrills” and selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

North by Northwest will be available for the first time in premium Blu-ray Book packaging, selling for $34.99 SRP and as a Special Edition DVD, retailing for $24.98 SRP. Both versions boast two new documentaries. The Master’s Touch: Hitchcock’s Signature Style consists of interviews, clips, and behind-the-scenes footage to reveal what defines the unmistakable Hitchcock style. In North by Northwest: One for the Ages today’s top directors Guillermo del Toro, William Friedkin, Curtis Hanson, and Francis Lawrence share their interpretations on the film’s importance and its influence on their own work. The Blu-ray Book also contains 44 pages full of photos, film facts and ‘insider information.’

BONUS FEATURES:
  • Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Ernest Lehman
  • The Master’s Touch: Hitchcock’s Signature Style Documentary (NEW)
  • North by Northwest: One for the Ages Documentary (NEW)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Destination Hitchcock: The Making-Of North By Northwest - Hosted By Eva Marie Saint and Featuring Martin Landau, Screenwriter Ernest Lehman, Patricia Hitchcock and Others
  • Stills Gallery
  • Music-Only Audio Track Showcasing Bernard Herrmann's Score
  • Hitchcock Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot

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