Warner Bringing Hitchcock’s North by Northwest: 50th Anniversary Edition to Blu-ray

Warner Home Video has announced plans to bring Alfred Hitchcock’s classic North by Northwest starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint to Blu-ray Disc and DVD on November 3 to celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary.

To ensure the film’s first foray into high definition is a positive one, Warner has scanned the original VistaVision production elements in 8K resolution. In Warner’s words, the result “reveals a depth of field and clarity never before possible, only serving to heighten every thrill-packed moment of this beloved classic.”

North by Northwest on Blu-ray will be packaged in a digibook case with a 44-page booklet and include a pair of new documentaries detailed below.

  • NEW: Documentary: 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.
  • NEW: Documentary: 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.
  • Screenwriter commentary
  • Music only track
  • CaryGrant: A Class Apart [2003 TCM Documentary]
  • Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North by Northwest hosted by Eva Marie Saint
  • Photo gallery
  • Trailer gallery

North by Northwest: 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray will retail for $34.99. High-res cover art and Amazon.com pre-order information are expected any day and will be shared immediately upon receipt.

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