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    Unique ID Code: 0000004597
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    Added on: 30/4/2000 17:25
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    Vertigo: Collectors Edition (US)

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    Alfred Hitchcock engulfs you in a whirlpool of terror and tension!
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 128 mins
    Retail Price: $34.98
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    Considered by many to be director Alfred Hitchcock`s greatest achievement comes this fully restored and remastered version of the haunting film classic. This special release also contains a restoration trailer and revealing documentary footage.

    Set in San Francisco, James Stewart portrays an acrophobic detective hired to trail a friend`s suicidal wife. After he successfully rescues her from a leap into the bay, he finds himself becoming obsessed with the beautifully troubled woman.

    One of cinema`s most chillingly romantic endeavors - it`s a fascinating myriad of haunting camera angles shot among some of San Francisco`s renowned landmarks. This film is a must for collectors; Leonard Maltin gives Virtigo four stars and hails it as "A genuinely great motion picture that demands multiple viewings."

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Featurette "Obsessed with Vertigo"
    Audio Commentary with:
    - Associate Producer Herbert Coleman
    - Restoration Team Robert A. Harris
    and James C. Katz
    Vertigo Documentary
    Talent Bios
    Theatrical Trailers
    Production Notes
    Film Highlights

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Letterbox 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Alfred Hitchcock

    Written By:

    Henry Jones
    Tom Helmore
    Barbara Bel Geddes
    Kim Novak
    James Stewart

    Soundtrack By:
    Bernard Herrmann

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Burks

    George Tomasini

    Costume Designer:
    Edith Head

    Alfred Hitchcock
    Herbert Coleman

    Universal Pictures

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    10 / 10
    Quite possibly one of the finest thrillers ever filmed. I wont reveal any of the plot since it would feel like herecy if I did. It`s a testament to Hitchcock`s ability that almost fifty years on since it`s filming, that this film can capture you.

    This DVD is the result of a two year painstaking restoration of the original print negatives. Believe me when I tell you, that this film looks NEW. It`s almost a work of art in itself.

    The DVD contains a lot of extras too. There is a documentary regarding the making of the film, how Hitchcock was obsessed in getting every minor detail correct. There is also the story of the restoration of the film, and interviews with the surviving cast members.

    There is also lenghty biographies of the cast and crew, and also the alternate ending which was made for some European countries where it was actually not allowed for the bad guy to get away at the end!

    If you love film get this DVD - it`s shaped so much cinema that we take for granted these days.
    posted by pete the gremlin on 30/4/2000 19:11