In October, MGM releases a set of classic Alfred Hitchcock films in all-new DVD editions, including some titles that have been out of print for some time. The eight-disc "Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection" includes Best Picture Oscar-winner Rebecca, the endearingly loopy psychoanalytical drama Spellbound, the dark espionage romance Notorious, the legal drama The Paradine Case, the spy thriller Sabotage, the romantic murder mystery Young and Innocent, the high seas suspenser Lifeboat, and one of Hitchcock’s earliest films, the whodunit The Lodger with an all-new anniversary score.
Collectively, these films hold a combined 23 Academy Award nominations, and star such Hollywood legends as Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, and Cary Grant. The new DVD editions sport all-new special features, including audio commentaries, featurettes, screen tests, still galleries, vintage radio interviews, an AFI Tribute to Hitchcock, and more. The set also includes a 32-page notebook with trivia, production notes and more about the legendary director.