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This review is from: Hitchcock 14 Disc Box Set [DVD] (DVD)
Formatting is an endless discussion. Certainly director's intent is foremost. To the argument we might add reproduction quality and projected image size as part of their perception. Taking almost any DVD into the home not only messes with format and image in one way or the other but inevitably distorts its overall impact, even in the age of super-sized screens.
This set boasts very good-to-gorgeous transfers. Formats are overall close enough, with several glaring exceptions underway in these reviews.
THE BIRDS, TORN CURTAIN, MARNIE, and TOPAZ are full screened, as they were presented in their VHS and Laserdisc versions. Now boasting altogther better-to-excellent images, one still misses those precious sides.
And what about PSYCHO? Theatrically, full screened. By last re-issue and herein, 1.85:1. Don't hear any complaining about that!
Still we must hold our thumbs up to Universal Europe for this excellent Hitchcock collection. The set is well worth your time and money.