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2 Versions - lovely High Def transfer
on 26 January 2016
Strangers On A Train, a masterpiece, presented here in a finely produced HD release.
Great transfer, great black and white contrast. A film of noir moments galore.
Robert Walker is fabulous as the twisted Bruno. Buy it!
Strangers on a Train Blu-ray, Special Features and Extras:
Commentary by Peter Bogdanovich, Peter Benchley, Alfred Hitchcock and many more.
Strangers on a Train Preview Version (SD; 1:42:57). This is the so-called "British" version of the film (which was included on the "flipper" DVD a few years ago) which runs about two minutes longer than the final cut and has some alternate takes. Interesting more as an "intellectual exercise" than anything else, but indispensable for those interested in seeing how Hitchcock continued to shape his films after an initial cut.
Behind the Story contains these featurettes:
Strangers on a Train: A Hitchcock Classic (SD; 36:44) is a nice overview with Peter Bogdanovich and several others discussing the importance of the film in the Hitchcock canon;
Strangers on a Train: The Victim's P.O.V. (SD; 7:22) focuses on Kasey Rogers, who performed under the name Laura Elliot in the film;
Strangers on a Train: An Appreciation by M. Night Shyamalan (SD; 12:46) has the director espousing his love for Hitch and the film;
The Hitchcocks on Hitch (SD; 11:20) features Hitch's daughter and granddaughter talking about Hitch. This includes lots of great home movies;
Alfred Hitchcock's Historical Meeting (SD; 1:08) is a weird little snippet without sound that shows Hitch interacting with actors made up as historical characters.
Theatrical Trailer (SD; 2:34)