October 30, 2012

This week on Blu-ray is light on quantity, but there are a couple of great works headed our way.  Briefly:

Hit the jump for all the details.

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray]


The definitive Blu-ray collection of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock’s best works finally hits stores by way of The Masterpiece Collection.  The box set includes the following 15 films on stunning Blu-ray: Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, Rope, Rear Window, The Trouble with Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds, Marnie, Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, and Family Plot.

13 of the set’s 15 titles are new to Blu-ray, and the collection boasts over 15 hours of bonus features.  Al the special features from the films’ previous releases are included here, in addition to a new documentary titled The Birds: Hitchcock’s Monster Movie.  The limited edition Blu-ray set also comes with a collectible 50-page book that features storyboards, costumes sketches, correspondence, photographs, and more.

The Campaign (Blu-ray+DVD+UltraViolet Digital Copy Combo Pack)


This Will Ferrell/Zach Galifianakis comedy is now available on Blu-ray with a new cut of the film.  The disc features both the 85-minute theatrical cut of the film and a 96-minute extended cut, in addition to nine deleted scenes (including an alternate ending), Line-O-Rama, and a gag reel.

Click here to catch up on all of our previous coverage of the film.

Copper: Season One [Blu-ray]


Season one of the BBC’s new period crime drama comes to home video.  The 2-disc set includes all 10 episodes of the first season in addition to audio commentary, deleted scenes, a making-of documentary, a few featurettes, and character video profiles.

Rosemary’s Baby (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]


Just in time for Halloween, the latest addition to the esteemed Criterion Collection is Roman Polanski’s psychological horror classic Rosemary’s Baby.  The disc includes a new Polanski-approved digital transfer of the film and a 47-minute retrospective documentary called Remembering Rosemary’s Baby featuring interviews with Polanski, Mia Farrow, and producer Robert Evans.  Also included is a 20-minute interview with author Ira Levin conducted in 1997, a documentary on the life of Polish Jazz musician/Rosemary’s Baby composer Krysztof Komeda called Komeda, Komeda, and an illustrated booklet with an essay by critic Ed Park and Ira Levin’s afterword.

Ruby Sparks [Blu-ray]


This indie dramedy from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine was a big hit with critics this summer, so hopefully it finds a wider audience now that it’s on home video.  The Blu-ray includes the featurettes Behind the Story, Real-Life Couples: Co-Stars & Directors, and Be Careful What You Wish For, as well as the theatrical trailer.

Click here to catch up on all of our previous coverage of the film.

Safety Not Guaranteed [Blu-ray]


Another small film that received a positive critical response this year was the comedy Safety Not Guaranteed.  The disc features “A Movie Making Mission” featurette that takes vierwers behind the scenes and a featurette that delves into the real-life ad that inspired the movie.

Click here to catch up on all of our previous coverage of the film.

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