Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

The Legend Begins

DVD - 2007
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Disc 1. The lady vanishes: During a transcontinental train trip in Europe, a young woman is alarmed to discover a passenger has disappeared ; The farmer's wife: (silent) A lonely widowed farmer is looking for a new bride, not realizing the housekeeper helping him with his search is secretly in love with him ; The manxman: (silent) A romantic tale of intrigue involving a love triangle concerning three residents of the Isle of Man ; Alfred Hitchcock presents: the Chaney vase: An elderly woman finds herself a prisoner in her own home ; Alfred Hitchcock presents: the sorcerer's apprentice: A young drifter is befriended by a carnival magician and his beautiful assistant, who don't realize with whom they are involved.
Disc 2. Rich and strange: A couple living in a working-class section of town that receives an inheritance and decides to use their windfall to take a cruise. While aboard ship, the couple ends up losing all of their funds ; The thirty-nine steps: The story of a Canadian gentleman visiting London, who gets mixed up with some foreign espionage ; Secret agent: Set during World War I, a British author is recruited to assassinate a German spy operating out of Switzerland ; Champagne: (silent) A wealthy Wall Street philanthropist is exasperated with his daughter's behavior so he looks to teach her a lesson ; Blackmail: A shopkeeper's daughter seeks to keep her involvement in a murder away from her Scotland Yard detective boyfriend.
Disc 3. Easy virtue: (silent) A woman has an affair with an artist painting her portrait and is subsequently caught by her boorish husband, who drove her into the artist's arms due to his lack of attention ; Jamaica Inn: A gang of ship wreckers using the local inn as their base of operations must try to keep their activities hidden from a gang member's niece and also a Lloyd's of London investigator who have recently arrived ; The lodger: (silent) In Alfred Hitchcock's first thriller, the city of London is in the grips of fear as a killer known as "The Avenger" murders young blonde women during foggy evenings ; The ring: (silent) A fighter boxes in small venues and his marriage is eroding, due to the advances of a champion fighter upon her ; Young and innocent: A writer accused of murdering his girlfriend escapes police custody with a young woman in tow and the two fugitives attempt to find the real killer to prove the man's innocence.
Disc 4. Juno and the paycock: A mother of a family of Dublin tenement dwellers tries to hold the family together in spite of the chaos surrounding her ; Sabotage: Centers around the operator of a local cinema who also works with a group of saboteurs and hides his secret life from his wife and brother-in-law ; The skin game: A poor family must resort to blackmail to get their land back after a wealthy land developer buys the family estate at an auction ; Number seventeen: A group of visitors at a vacant house finds they all have some connection to a jewel heist ; The man who knew too much: A vacationing British businessman and his family find themselves in great danger when they witness the murder of a French secret agent.
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Mill Creek Entertainment, c2007
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 1613 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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