ALFRED HITCHCOCK COLLECTION
7 DVD SET
TOPAZ - John Forsythe stars as an American CIA Agent who hires a French operative named Devereaux (Frederick Stafford) to go to Cuba and check out rumours of Russian missiles and a NATO spy called Topaz. In Havana, Devereaux's investigation becomes dangerous, leaving behind a wake of shaken governments, murder, betrayal and suicide. His mission complete, Devereaux returns to France but as he moves in to expose the double agent, the danger and the suspense builds to a heart pounding conclusion in this lavish globe-trotting thriller.
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN - 2 DISC, SPECIAL EDITION - Based on Patricia Highsmith's novel. Charming tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) and Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) meet by chance in a train carriage. After some idle chat in which it transpires that each man has someone in their lives they would like to dispose of, Bruno proposes that he kills Guy's wife, in return for Guy murdering Bruno's father. Guy is appalled, but when his wife is murdered he realises that Bruno is intent on carrying out the 'deal', whether Guy wants to or not...
THE WRONG MAN - This time the master of suspense dramatises the harrowing TRUE experiences of a man tried for crimes committed by a look-a-like robber. Henry Fonda plays musician Manny Balestrero, a man full of visible but unspoken rage at his wrongful arrest. Vera Miles, is his distraught wife Rose, driven to madness by the ordeal. And the right man to bring the unsettling facts of the case to vivid screen life with documentary precision is Hitchcock himself.
ROPE - Granger and Dall give riveting performances as two friends who strangle a classmate for intellectual thrills, then proceed to throw a party for the victims family and friends - with the body stuffed inside the trunk they use for a buffet table. As the killers turn the conversation to committing the ''perfect murder'' their former teacher (Stewart) becomes increasingly suspicious. Before the night is over, the professor will discover how brutally his students have turned his academic theories into chilling reality in Hitchcock's spellbinding excursion into the macabre.
TORN CURTAIN - Newman plays world famous scientist MIchael Armstrong, who goes to an international congress of physics in Copenhagen with his fiancee/assistant Sarah Sherman (Andrews). While there, she mistakenly picks up a message meant for him and discovers that he is defecting to East Germany. Or is he? As Armstrong goes undercover to glean top-secret information, the couple are swept up in a heart-pounding chase by enemy agents in this action packed cold war thriller.
FAMILY PLOT - When a wealthy woman unwittingly hires a con man and a phoney psychic to find her missing heir, the results are diabolically funny in Alfred Hitchcock's tongue-in-cheek mystery thriller. Bruce Dern and Barbara Harris star as a conniving couple plotting to bilk an old lady out of her fortune by pretending to find her long lost nephew (William Devane). Meanwhile, Devane, a larcenous jeweller and his beautiful girlfriend (Karen Black) have kidnapped a rich Greek shipping magnate for ransom. Together they're on a non-stop merry-go round of mystery, murder and mayhem that combines suspense and comedy for unforgettable entertainment.
THE PARADINE CASE - After being accused of poisoning her blind older husband, the lovely Mrs Paradine (Ann Todd), hires lawyer Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck) to represent her. Though Keane himself is married to a striking and devoting woman, he finds himself strangely drawn to his glamorous defendant. However, his deepening feelings convince him that she is innocent, even though the evidence and his usual sense of logic and reason suggest otherwise.